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by David H
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Felixstowe 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: HMS Felixstowe 1943

Regret I do not have info. on mining of Fantome
by David H
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Felixstowe 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: HMS Felixstowe 1943

Working to clear a minefield, Felixstowe detonated a mine at 09.04 and sank 45 minutes later
by David H
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Hebe 1943
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: HMS Hebe 1943

HEBE detonated a mine at 11.20 whilst sweeping off Bari: she sank within five minutes of the explosion
by David H
Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Question to forum members
Replies: 22
Views: 5817

Re: Question to forum members

Nope, I have received no spam etc … I agree it is annoying
by David H
Thu May 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Blackburn Rovers GY 102 FY 116
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Blackburn Rovers GY 102 FY 116

Blackburn Rovers was certainly lost on 2 June 1940 off Dunkirk, probably after detonating a mine, with the depth charges exploding as she sank - trawler Westella in company went to her aid and suffered the same fate.

This would suggest that she survived any earlier incident, and was not scuttled.
by David H
Wed May 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: lct.326
Replies: 0
Views: 3554

lct.326

The remains of British landing craft LCT.326, lost in 1943, has been located by a team from Bangor University.

See:
https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/di ... tery-43610
by David H
Sat May 02, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Gardenia
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: HMS Gardenia

The collision was at 01.35hrs and although she did not sink immediately, it was soon after this time
by David H
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Herald
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: HMS Herald

According to Charts and Surveys in Peace and War by R.O. Morris, the Herald was “…at Singapore, laid up and inactive, when Malaya was overrun”. Therefore there would have been no commanding officer. The contemporary Navy Lists continued to list the Herald throughout the war and also show a Lieutenan...
by David H
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Stoke
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: HMS Stoke

I believe the air raid commenced at 16.00 (local time), so it would have been soon after that
by David H
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Corfield
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: HMS Corfield

CORFIELD detonated a mine at 17.00 although she did not sink until 19.15

Crew taken off by armed trawler Sangarius and Norwegian destroyer Draug
by David H
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Towy
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: HMS Towy

Convoyweb site does not show Towy as an escort:

http://convoyweb.org.uk/hx/index.html?h ... 39!~hxmain
by David H
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Fitzroy
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: HMS Fitzroy

Do not know the number, but can say that drifter FISHER BOY picked up survivors
by David H
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Grasshopper 1942
Replies: 4
Views: 6737

Re: HMS Grasshopper 1942

The number of survivors is difficult to discover, as the gunboats were loaded with troops and civilians escaping from Singapore This account claims it was “Army 97” bombers that carried out the attacks – I am not an expert on aircraft, but I presume that this means the Ki-27 ‘Nate’ http://www.kinnet...
by David H
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Minimum Age for entry to Royal Navy
Replies: 4
Views: 7364

Re: Minimum Age for entry to Royal Navy

The minimum age for Royal Navy entry was 15 yrs and 3 months, so I cannot see that he would have been 'rejected'. There was no 'transfer' between Royal and Merchant Navies