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HMS Towy

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:49 pm
by Martin Vyn
Hi, according to Rohwer's "Chronology of the War at Sea" and some other sources which may have their info from Rohwer as well, the British frigate HMS Towy was part of EG.B3 which escorted convoy HX.239 in May 1943. However, according to Lenton and Miramar, this frigate was only commissioned on June 10, 1943. Does anybody know which of these info's is not correct? Thank you.

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:09 pm
by jan-olof
Hello Martin,

Looking at http://warsailors.com/convoys/hx239.html it would seem as if Towy wasn't part of the escort.

"Ocean Escort (from above pos. to Long 07W): HMS Keppel, Escapade, Garland and 5 corvettes."

Best regards,

Jan-Olof

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:02 pm
by Martin Vyn
Thanks Jan-Olof, Rohwer does not mention Garland so there must be a mix-up there.

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:25 pm
by Darius
Hi friends,

looks like you are right.

There is an interesting book on the B3 Ocean Escort Group:
The Echo of a Fighting Flower - The Echo of a Fighting Flower: The Story of HMS "Narcissus" and B3 Ocean Escort Group in WW2.


Regards

Darius

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:51 am
by David H
Convoyweb site does not show Towy as an escort:

http://convoyweb.org.uk/hx/index.html?h ... 39!~hxmain

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:04 pm
by Martin Vyn
Thanks Darius and David for the extra info.

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:15 pm
by Darius
Hi Martin,
"Composition of Task Forces April 1943", April 7, 1943:
[...] Task Force 24 [...]
24.1.17 - British Escort Unit B-3:
NARCISSUS, ESCAPADE, RENOUCULE, GARLAND, AZALEA, ROSELEYS [...]

"Composition of Task Forces May 1943", May 5, 1943:
[...] Task Force 24 [...]
24.1.17 - British Escort Unit B-3:
RENOUCULE, ESCAPADE, KEPPEL, GARLAND, LOBELIA, ROSELEYS, ACONITE, ORCHIS [...]
Regards

Darius

Re: HMS Towy

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:41 pm
by Urs He├čling
hi,

the FFS names with the spelling errors RENOUCULE for RENONCULE and ROSELEYS for ROSELYS.

greetings, Urs