Roy Nobel Collection

May 1957: HMS Warrior and a cadre of support ships seen off Christmas Island preparing for Operation Grapple (Hydrogen bomb tests).



May 15, 1957: Grapple 1 hydrogen bomb exploding over Malden Island.



An Avenger AS4 being jettisoned from HMS Warrior due to radiation contamination from Operation Grapple.



An Avenger AS4 jettisoned from HMS Warrior due to radiation contamination from Operation Grapple.



September 1957: HMS Warrior seen off Christmas Island.



September 1957: HMS Warrior seen off the Falkland Islands.



October 1957: HMS Warrior possibly at Gibraltar.
(All photos from the collection of Roy Noble)
Courtesy of David Butler, R.N.





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