HMS Worcester & Merchant Navy Site

Please Note :- Most images are linked to larger versions. None are © to the best of my knowledge. My thanks to all the OWs that have collected or supplied their own pictures at various times. OWs feel free to plunder. Other people please ask. Please tell me if you would like your picture removed from the site or credited.

More Worcester II Staff, Famous People, History and Memorabilia


Three Pictures of Worcester II, Dressed for War, leaving for Moorings at Grays to be replaced by TS Exmouth - Worcester III in 1945.

Taken by Cadet Colin Smith from the Cutty Sark. (Colin left Worcester III 1947)

Worcester II and Cutty Sark. Speech Day 1939

Worcester II Cutty Sark Dominiom Monarch

Cadets Rowing Cutter

Worcester Katrine and Cutty Sark 1939 Prize Day

Seven Pictures of Worcester II. Unidentified Sailing ships of the day behind.

Worcester II and Four Masted Barque Magdalene Vinnen as below

Worcester II - Cutty Sark - Alaunia II - Artist Stephen J. Card

Foots Cray Place. Cadets were evacuated there during the war.

Worcester Cadets Presenting new Lifeboat “Worcester Cadet”. Picture right supplied by Graham Smith. OW

Life Saving with Worcester II in Background

Painting of Worcester II and the “Worcester Cadet” gifted lifeboat. Now in the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. Not on Display

Video of Worcester II after she sunk at her Moorings

Cadets ? Climbing Aboard

Cadets ? onboard

Worcester II - in war colours, as Patrol Boat Base 1945. She must have left soon after this. Note Cutty Sark behind her who was lucky to survive the war

80 Years later

1938 Ships Co courtesy of OW Robert Walker 1939

Worcester II by Harold Willie 1880 - 1975

Please note. This is available as a print from the AOW Slop Chest (shop) at Here

Below - Worcester II at Grays in 1948 sunk at her moorings.


Unknown Artist. Zip file of 6 drawings called Regatta

The “Worcester Cadet” lifeboat. Pictures taken by Russ Copsey OW on a visit to Brighstone IOW in May 2010

Some info about the lifeboat and other artefacts

Some history
Some history on Worcester site
Some pictures

The End of Worcester II, sunk at her moorings.

Some links about the lifeboat and rescues. Here  here here & here

WM Birchall 1938

Henry Branson Freer. 1870 - 1900