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Titania&Submarines.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

Although this is not a good quality photo, it expresses David's observation about HMS Titania being a mother duck with her ducklings. HMS Kent stands by.

The photo is from the 1928-1929 album of W.R. Fell.

Titania Christmas party WRF.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

On the same page of the HK Telegraph, 2 November 1929 that carries the announcement of the departure for Home of HMS Titania and the 4th Submarine Flotilla for the following morning, there is a report on The Titania Farewell Dance that took place on 1st November at Lane Crawford's. It looks as if it might have been the same occasion as this photo records, labelled "Big Children's Party 1929 Xmas," but on return to the ship. The date has been corrected from 1928 to 1929. Titania would no longer have been in Hong Kong at Christmas 1929. The article mentions a fancy dress competition.

4th Submarine Flotilla Four.png

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

This is the 4th Submarine Flotilla rowing four in action referred to in moddsey's earlier post. They came third in a race of four teams for the 4th Submarine Flotilla Cup won by the Jardine Matheson team over a distance of one mile. The regatta, held by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at North Point, was reported in the Hong Kong Sunday Herald of 24 March, 1929.

The photo comes from the 1928-1929 album of William Richmond Fell, who coxed the four.

Titania Soccer Team.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

This photo is from the 1928-29 album of William Richmond Fell. It is on the facing page to his photo of the winning L3 submarine team that he has dated 1929, so I have dated it the same. No names are given, I'm afraid.

Titania photo 11.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

From the Ward Room Mess album of H.M.S. Titania

Titania photo 10.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

From the Ward Room  Mess album of H.M.S. Titania

Titania crocodile.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

In this photo the crew of the H.M.S. Titania stand behind the crocodile whose skin would provide the cover for their ward room mess photo album (see "Titania album" photo.) The note on the back reads "12 foot crocodile shot in Klang River." Perhaps some descendants of the crew members will be able to provide their names.

1928 HMS Titania & Submarines

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

1920s HMS Titania & Submarines

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

Date is a guess.

HMS Titania

HMS Titania was a submarine depot ship, often seen in Hong Kong during 1919-1929, when she was part of the 4th Submarine Flotilla. The flotilla also included a second depot ship, HMS Ambrose, and 13 L-class submarines:  L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, L15, L19, L20 and L33.

Wikipedia has a good page about HMS Titania. Here are some of the key dates mentioned there:

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