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by David H
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Minimum Age for entry to Royal Navy
Replies: 3
Views: 774

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
by David H
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: minesweeper No. 311
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: minesweeper No. 311

Probably MMS.311, one of the large class of Motor Minesweepers

see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMS-class_minesweeper

MMS.311 was built at Tel Aviv, along with MMS.312. Another pair, MMS. 310 and MMS.313 were built at Beirut
by David H
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ADMIRAL STURDEE ex MMS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: ADMIRAL STURDEE ex MMS?

From the 1947 MNL: ADMIRAL KEYES – Official Number 180948 Built Montreal, Quebec (no year) measured 133.4 feet (length) x 26 feet (beam) 285 tons ADMIRAL VERNON – ON 180950 – built Southampton 1943 measured 127.9 feet (length) x 26 feet (beam) 295 tons Some more details may be found in the National ...
by David H
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ADMIRAL STURDEE ex MMS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: ADMIRAL STURDEE ex MMS?

The 1947 Mercantile Navy List shows several “Admirals” owned by William Phillips of Stratton Street, London W1. Admiral Fisher Admiral Grenville Admiral Hawkins Admiral Keyes Admiral Sturdie ( sic ) Admiral Vernon Sturdee is shown as being built in 1944 at Meteghan, Canada – so presumably one of MMS...
by David H
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Pintail
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Re: HMS Pintail

Pintail was part of the escort to coastal convoy FN.77. At 11.50 one of the ships in the convoy, the Royal Scot, detonated a mine. Pintail altered course to go to her assistance but as she approached the scene was blown up when she also triggered a mine
by David H
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Grimsby
Replies: 3
Views: 3286

Re: HMS Grimsby

The group was initially attacked at 12.35 by several JU.88 aircraft but which failed to score any hits.

Second attack at approx. 16.00hrs by numerous aircraft. This resulted in the sinking of the Helka and Grimbsy.

Southern Maid picked up survivors from both ships and reached Mersa Matruh
by David H
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Stoke
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Re: HMS Stoke

Stoke had arrived at Tobruk having escorted some ships from Alexandria. She was attacked from 16.00 by Ju.87s and was hit by two bombs, one hit amidships and a second went through the upper deck to explode in the flat below. Several other bombs burst around her. Nine men were killed. I do not have a...
by David H
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Jersey
Replies: 2
Views: 2702

Re: HMS Jersey

At 07.00, when Jersey as fourth in line after Kelly, Jackal and Kelvin; the Kashmir and Kipling and cruiser Gloucester were unable to enter harbour and were ordered to Gibraltar
by David H
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Urge
Replies: 6
Views: 9326

HMS Urge

The wreck of RN submarine Urge has been located off Malta https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2019/october/31/191031-ww2-submarine-urge-found-off-malta She evidently struck a mine soon after sailing from Malta and puts an end to the speculation that she was lost off the coast ...
by David H
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.
Replies: 2
Views: 5170

Re: Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.

In the Casualty Lists on Naval History net, the men you mentioned are shown, but not as being connected to Operation Jubilee: Reid is shown as being a casualty of an accident

see:

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1942-08AUG.htm
by David H
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Bittern
Replies: 4
Views: 10557

Re: Bittern

I would just add one thing - apparently there were deaths - Naval History site lists twenty men missing or killed in the loss of Bittern

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1940-04APR.htm
by David H
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Fishing Trawler Armaments
Replies: 2
Views: 8247

Re: Fishing Trawler Armaments

According to Dittmar & College ( British Warships 1914 – 1919 ) Auxiliary Patrol vessels were armed “ …as the supply of small weapons permitted”, so there was no standard fit. The most common weapon initially available was the 3-pdr, but they say - “The 3 pounder guns were removed from trawlers and ...