HMS Furious
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Dec. 1, 2011

Can you give me some advice? There is a pier/jetty in Bearhaven, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork called The Furious Pier. Some maps refer to it as Furey's Pier (a Surname). I have tried google searches and have looked at photographs in the Lawrence Collection of the fleet at anchor in Bearhaven but cannot find confirmation that HMS Furious was based here. Can you suggest any other avenues I could explore?

Hugh Barry
Bere Island, Co. Cork

July 4, 2009

My Dad, CPO Yeo Sigs W. T. (Bill) Holman served on both the Furious (1938-41) and the the Illustrious (1941-45), after the US refit. He ended the war as a CPO Yeo Sigs. He joined the RNZN in 1949 and we came to New Zealand - he served in the Loch class frigates that the NZ Navy acquired post- war and did two tours in Korea. I have sent the link to my brothers and sisters. Keep up the good work.

Jeffrey Holman

William T. "Bill" Holman (left) and an unidentified crewman seen on HMS Furious in the Firth of Forth, the Forth Bridge is seen in the background.

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