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by Brian Corijn
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: M/T Sagona
Replies: 4
Views: 3109

Re: M/T Sagona

Hi Jordi,

I can't confirm that these destroyers were fuelling but all four you mentioned returned to Alexandria about one hour before the attack so it seems likely to me that they were refuelling at the time of the attack.

Kind regards,
Brian Corijn
Admin Allied Warships section Uboat.net
by Brian Corijn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Style 1942
Replies: 7
Views: 4150

Re: Operation Style 1942

Hi Jordi, The ADM series is a huge collection of files at the National Archives at Kew in which the abbrevation ADM stands for Admiralty. This section is devided into a lot of sub sections, for instance ADM 53 holds ships logs, ADM 173 holds submarine logs, ADM 199 holds many war diaries of commands...
by Brian Corijn
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Style 1942
Replies: 7
Views: 4150

Re: Operation Style 1942

Hi Jordi,

As per ADM 199/662 it was HMS Partridge.

Kind regards,
Brian Corijn
Admin Allied warships section, uboat.net
by Brian Corijn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Mincemeat
Replies: 8
Views: 4419

Re: Operation Mincemeat

Hi Jordi, I like the naval history website a lot, but i prefer to stick to my primary sources. As i said the report states that the whole force turned in the wind and this is backed up by the three logs i have available. If indeed a destroyer was detached with Ark Royal for flying operations (a comm...
by Brian Corijn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Mincemeat
Replies: 8
Views: 4419

Re: Operation Mincemeat

Hi Jordi, I checked file ADM 199/657 which hold a report on this operation. There is no mention in the report that 'Force H' was divided into two groups. Actually it mentions that the whole force turned into the wind (as for Ark Royal to fly off 10 Swordfish). I also checked the logbooks of HMS Ark ...
by Brian Corijn
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British submarine Seal 19.4.40
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: British submarine Seal 19.4.40

Hi Jan Olof, I have checked the patrol report but there is no mention at all on this. In fact the last entry is for 17 April and says something like; proceeded to Rosyth as ordered. The last logbook of HMS Seal i have photographed is the one for March 1940. The logbooks of April and May 1940 most li...
by Brian Corijn
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 9
Views: 4852

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi Jordi, HMS Griffin was with 'Force A' so she was not present during the battle of Spartivento. She did not return to Alexandria with the fleet on conclusion of the operation though but was detached to Malta with defects which were to be made good at the Malta Dockyard. I believe she even remained...
by Brian Corijn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 9
Views: 4852

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi Jordi, I checked file ADM 234/325 again and both destroyers are listed as being part of 'Force D'. I also noticed that both are mentioned in the log of HMS Ramillies (ADM 53/113048) on the pages for 26 and 27 November 1940. I don't recall having seen action reports of individual ships so what the...
by Brian Corijn
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Erica
Replies: 5
Views: 4509

Re: Erica

Hi Jordi, Don't know about the ships in the convoy. ADM 199/773 gives the following; Loss of HMS Erica. A convoy of five empty merchant ships was sailed from Benghazi at 0200 hours for Tobruk and Alexandria. At 1550 hours, in position 32°48'5 N, 21°06E, HMS Erica, who was investigating an A/S contac...
by Brian Corijn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Medway 30/6/42
Replies: 3
Views: 3208

Re: HMS Medway 30/6/42

Hi Jordi, According to the logbook of HMS Dido for June 1942 (ADM 53/115794) she passed the boom at Alexandria around 2030 hours in company with Medway and Corinthia. They were escorted by Zulu, Sikh, Hero and Dulverton. At 0714 hours the next moring the convoy was joined by Exmoor, Aldenham, Croome...
by Brian Corijn
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: V and W class destroyers (Destroyer flotillas)
Replies: 4
Views: 9120

Re: V and W class destroyers (Destroyer flotillas)

Hi Jordi,

These ships were all converted to AA escort vessels.
On completion of their conversion they were usually not assigned to destroyer flotilla's but to east coast commands (such as Rosyth, Nore, Humber, etc, etc.) for east coast escort duties.


Kind regards,
Brian Corijn
(uboat.net crew)
by Brian Corijn
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Galatea
Replies: 6
Views: 10175

Re: HMS Galatea

Hi Guys, According to the logbooks of HMS Naiad (ADM 53/114757) and HMS Euryalus (ADM 53/114250) it were indeed these two cruisers that were in company with HMS Galatea. The logbook of HMS Naiad mentions that the destroyer screen was detached half an hour before HMS Galatea was torpedoed. They were ...