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All photos found in the following galleries are copyrighted to the designer and owner of this website.

1970's Crew Reunion
Fred Cowin and Crew Mates
HMS Belfast
Edinburgh Crew Over The Equator (photos owned and sent in by Allan Emmott for use on the website)

Please email if you would like to use these photos in your own projects please EMAIL THE SITE and reference where you have got the photos from in your project.


All photos found in the Crew Member Gallery are the property of those who have sent them in to the site, whether they be the crew themselves or relatives of the crew. They are being used by permission of those who have sent them in.Please EMAIL THE SITE if you would like to know more about the crew member or have any questions regarding the photo or crew member. We will endeavour to contact those concerned and sned them your details. It will be the decision of those individuals whether to contact you.


The Majority of the photos on the site have been sent to me by crew or relatives and so I may not have put the correct, if any copyright information on them. Since re designing the site I have gone through my old emails and attempted to add copyright notices on all relevent photos but due to losing several emails since starting the site in 2003 there are several missing and marked as unknown. Please EMAIL THE SITE if you have sent any of the photos in and would like the copyright ammended.


The video of Edinburgh's launch was requested and aquired from the BBC Pathe website for the specific purpose of use on this website

I originally found the 'Gold From The Deep' video on YouTube, although it is no longer available. It can also be found on other websites. As it is a BBC documentary then they hold the copyright for it. As I understand, the documentary was made by John Gau Productions/Films and was shown on Christmas Day 1981


Since first publishing the website in 2003, I have been sent in various newspaper articles, letters, clippings, etc in reference to HMS Edinburgh and the salvage of her gold for use on the site by relatives and people with an interest. The 'Life On Board' and 'Salvage' page have these articles hopefully copied word for word, to make it more accessible for people to read them. I DO NOT claim to have authored any of these articles. The authors have been credited next to each article and I have linked PDF copies of the original article to the relevent page and download pages.