HMS Towy

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Martin Vyn
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HMS Towy

Post by Martin Vyn » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:49 pm

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.
jan-olof
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by jan-olof » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:09 pm

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
Martin Vyn
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by Martin Vyn » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:02 pm

Thanks Jan-Olof, Rohwer does not mention Garland so there must be a mix-up there.
Darius
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by Darius » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:25 pm

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
David H
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by David H » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:51 am

Convoyweb site does not show Towy as an escort:

http://convoyweb.org.uk/hx/index.html?h ... 39!~hxmain
Martin Vyn
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by Martin Vyn » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:04 pm

Thanks Darius and David for the extra info.
Darius
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by Darius » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:15 pm

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
Urs Heßling
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Re: HMS Towy

Post by Urs Heßling » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:41 pm

hi,

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

greetings, Urs
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