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by phil morgan
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: M/S Elizabeth Bakke Op RUBBLE
Replies: 3
Views: 7106

Re: M/S Elizabeth Bakke Op RUBBLE

There was an article on this site some time ago, which may be helpful:

https://www.warsailors.com/freefleet/kvarstad.html

Good hunting
Phil
by phil morgan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Galatea
Replies: 6
Views: 10123

Re: HMS Galatea

Greetings Jordi The official record does not mention them. Cunningham’s records mentions: Vian’s cruisers. “on 14-15 December Vian’s force was about to enter the searched channel off Alexandria when Galatea was hit by two torpedoes and sunk”. At 10PM on 15 th Vian was off again in the Naiad,with Car...
by phil morgan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Trawler Donna Nook WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 6391

Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

A bit more digging in Lloyds etc shows that from about 1930 onwards it was managed by Mount Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, apparently of Fleetwood.
Managers variously Sir G E J Moody and William B Moody of Fish Dock Road Grimsby but registered throughout in Fleetwood.

A little mysterious?
Phil
by phil morgan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Trawler Donna Nook WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 6391

Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

Welcome Trevor The following information from 2 sites: DONNA NOOK, hired trawler, Adty No 1981. Built 1915, 307grt, Grimsby-reg GY.237. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 2.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2. Donna Nook GY 237 Donna Nook built 1915 Requisitioned 02/1916 as a min...
by phil morgan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ADMIRAL STURDEE ex MMS?
Replies: 8
Views: 9728

Re: ADMIRAL STURDEE ex MMS?

MMS 1084
Admiralty type MMS
Built Rowhedge Iron Works possibly 1944/5
Disp 255
126pp 139¾ oa 26x10.5ft
1 shaft Diesel BHP500
Disposal not known
Good hunting
Phil
by phil morgan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Umpire
Replies: 6
Views: 8824

Re: HMS Umpire

Jordi
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Phil
by phil morgan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 9148

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: 6195

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: 13167

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: 9215

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: 9215

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: 9215

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: 13167

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: 13167

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: 19251

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...