HMS Canopus
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Dec. 26, 2011

My step grandfather "Pop" Noel, a Channel Islander served on the Canopus in the early part of WW1 and then was sent ashore to man naval guns, possibly off loaded from the Canopus in the Sinai Desert were he suffered from sun induced blindness due to the glare from the red rocks. Is there any way I can verify this story?

R. V. Clifford

June 6, 2011

My great-grandfather died on this great battleship in 1915 in the battle in the Dardanelles. I was amazed to see the group photo taken the same year as his death.

Rosemary Roda

Dec. 16, 2006

Well I am sure there won't be any shipmates of my grandfathers' logging into the message board. He served on Canopus around 1903. I am tracing his naval record before he was invalided out in 1904.
You have an interesting site.

Best regards,
Mike Ruskin

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