HMS Portchester Castle appearance on the big screen

Naval veteran recorded Portsmouth’s changing landscape

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HMS Portchester Castle leaves Portsmouth Harbour in June 1952 towards the end of her career when she was part of the 2nd Portland Training Squadron.

It was while she was at Portland that the ship was chosen to portray the fictional frigate HMS Saltash Castle in the 1953 film The Cruel Sea starring Jack Hawkins.

HMS Portchester Castle leaves Portsmouth Harbour in June 1952

HMS Portchester Castle leaves Portsmouth Harbour in June 1952

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