Photos By Len Baker (AB, RNVR), Killed in Action
As told by Trevor Skeggs, nephew...
grandmother's sister married Mr. Porter whose son was also on the Jervis Bay
and knew Len Baker.
Our family moved to a place called Westcliff-on-Sea from 1957 - 1997 and
never knew that the Captain's steward, Davey B.W also hailed from there.
My mother maintains that her brother came home on leave early in 1940
because the ship's Victorian 6" pea-shooters were being replaced with
8" guns. This was apparently unsuccessful (the ship had been designed
circa. 1921, and perhaps 6" mountings were considered good enough to
tackle the Q-ships of World War 1). I have been unable to find anyone else who
can verify this story.