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The Second HMS Conway - ex HMS Winchester as Mount Edgcumbe 1877 - 1921

An excellent history of Mount Edgcumbe, written by Bruce Hunt, was published in 2007 by BEH publications
01752 845983. It contains many photos of the ship and interesting comparisons with Conway's daily routine.                    Click here to go to a web page about the book with photos of Conway II.  The book

There is also a short piece on Edgcumbe and a photo of the old Conway II at

28 Jun 1877

There is an old tradition that when a ship's name is changed the reason for the change should be explained to the ship.This poor vessel must have been a very patient lady as she had in turn been HMS Winchester, HMS Conway, HMS Nile, HMS Mount Edgcumbe and now became plain Mount Edgecumbe (generally abbreviated to Edgcumbe).

She was a residential home for the Devonport & Cornwall Industrial Training Ship Association housing homeless and destitute boys. For more information see 'An Anchorage for Orphans' by Michael Ware (pub. Western Morning News, 16 March 1974).

She was initially moored off Saltash Passage

1913 When some cables were laid under the river Tamar north of the Royal Albert Bridge in 1913, she was moved to the Saltash side.  The sea-going training vessel "Goshawk" was moored nearby

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4 Dec 1920 The "Mount Edgcumbe" was closed down and for a short period the ship became a depot ship for Devonport.
8 Apr 1921

Sold and then broken up at Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth. How many cadets realise that this Conway also survived so long yet was lost relatively recently.



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