Search found 35 matches

by phil morgan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 6653

2020

To Dame Siri. Her family, and all those who participate in this great forum:
A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
Phil Morgan
by phil morgan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Grimsby
Replies: 3
Views: 5060

Re: HMS Grimsby

Greetings Jordi
There seems to be little detail from UK sources, Wrecksite gives some information about both ships, indicating that one ship was sunk earlier and the other later in the day. Have a look.

Good hunting

Phil
by phil morgan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?
Replies: 6
Views: 11313

Re: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?

You have certainly woken up some of us:
A site which has long given up its forum, still has its very valuable data on-line. Probably not known of by most present members.

www.mariners-l.co.uk

Some of us Ancient Mariners found it very useful in the early days. Still well worth a look.

Phil
by phil morgan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Op Husky (Invasion of Sicily)
Replies: 8
Views: 7019

Re: Op Husky (Invasion of Sicily)

YES,It is me again. From a reliable source the only ship to enter Philippeville at that time was NEA HELLAS: Clyde, Jul 1, 1943 KMF.19 (Clyde - Algiers) Philippeville, Jul 9, 1943 KMF.19A (Algiers - Malta) KMF.19 (Clyde - Algiers) Philippeville, Jul 10, 1943 KMF.19A (Algiers - Malta) Algiers, Jul 12...
by phil morgan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Op Husky (Invasion of Sicily)
Replies: 8
Views: 7019

Re: Op Husky (Invasion of Sicily)

I am afraid it is me again. From Roskill’s Volume 3 Part1 The following units embarked from the UK: 1st,2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigades. (1st Canadian Division) 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade Plus British units. He does say that Canadian forces were to sail in 4 convoys. KMS18A, KMS18B, KMF18...
by phil morgan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Op Husky (Invasion of Sicily)
Replies: 8
Views: 7019

Re: Op Husky (Invasion of Sicily)

Welcome to the site. Someone of our gathering may be of help.

I take it that the convoys you have unearthed are: KMF18, KMS18B and KMS 19G.
A search around some other sites besides this one may be dug out by our excavators.
Good hunting

Phil
by phil morgan
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?
Replies: 6
Views: 11313

Re: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?

In addition the following could be added: Empire Seablue Empire Seablue was a 518 GRT coaster which was built by Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Wallsend. Launched on 28 July 1945 and completed in August 1945. Sold in 1950 to Instone Lines Ltd and renamed Seablue. On 13 February 1954 she struck the wreck...
by phil morgan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?
Replies: 6
Views: 11313

Re: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?

This attached site is a possible starting point:

http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/E-Ships ... h1945.html
Several of this type seemed to have names "EMPIRE SEA????",which is some guide.

Good hunting

Phil
by phil morgan
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: unknown steamer
Replies: 10
Views: 16492

Re: unknown steamer

By downloading the picture and enlarging, the letters "AUSTR??" appear. One vessel that may fit could be AUSTRIAN built at Dumbarton in 1894.The apparent dimensions seem to fit. This vessel was believed to have been Norwegian owned at some time. A little more digging: Built as BHAMO at William Denny...
by phil morgan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Triton
Replies: 5
Views: 10994

Re: HMS Triton

Greetings Jordi

If you are fishing around, the following site may be of some use to you:

https://www.rnsubmusfriends.org.uk/hezl ... apter7.htm

Good hunting
Phil
by phil morgan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Salmon
Replies: 2
Views: 6224

Re: HMS Salmon

Greetings Jordi Indications are somewhere off Kristiansund. The following site gives some information: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?16311 Later the same week the vessel also charted the wreck of HMS Salmon after it appeared on her sonar scan. The wreck of the Shark was found by a survey vessel wh...
by phil morgan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Maillé-Brezé
Replies: 4
Views: 9391

Re: Maillé-Brezé

Greetings Jordi

Go the following address, It will be the local newspaper which has the details that you are looking for:


https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/new ... -on-river/

Good hunting
Phil
by phil morgan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: USN Armed Guard in WW1
Replies: 1
Views: 7197

Re: USN Armed Guard in WW1

Greetings Felix
From a casual scan I don't think that submarine activity was much within the scope of the Armed Guard in WW1.
Try the following site for some data.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... rds_(1917)

Good hunting

Phil
by phil morgan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: "Barry commodore"
Replies: 4
Views: 9561

Re: "Barry commodore"

At some stage the original convoy was split, with part of it going to the Bristol Channel, hence another Commodore was appointed for that portion, usually one of the ship's Master. Pilots for the Bristol Channel ports above Swansea and Port Talbot were based at Barry, and are to this day. Good hunti...
by phil morgan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: "Barry commodore"
Replies: 4
Views: 9561

Re: "Barry commodore"

Strange, can you give an example?

Phil