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Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"?
Posted by: scorpio ()
Date: July 21, 2015 01:30PM

No need to apologise Phil - thanks for the input. I didn't know that he was recorded on the Alamein Memorial. However it makes sense in that he would have been a part of that theatre but was well dead before the Battle of El Alamein which would have become the focal naming point of the North Africa campaign. It makes me think he was off-shore Africa, not Greece. Just a guess.

However, to quote from his service record, as written -

W.O. Turner states, that Lieut. Scott above was allotted
for duty on H.M. Sloop "Slanto" which is reported to
have been sunk at sea in Apr. 41.


Allotted for duty on a boat and then sunk - he was in the Signals Corp and could be allocated anywhere. It sounds like he was assigned to a task, not just being transported, and then the boat got sunk. That would be all well and good except that the name of the boat doesn't seem to exist! Therein lies my problem - the official paperwork names a boat that doesn't appear on any listing of any ship in any navy anywhere. Any ideas?

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H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/20/2015 04:34AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? phil morgan 07/20/2015 06:32PM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/21/2015 12:42AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? phil morgan 07/21/2015 05:19AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/21/2015 09:38AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? phil morgan 07/21/2015 11:58AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/21/2015 01:30PM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? phil morgan 07/21/2015 01:49PM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/24/2015 10:22AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/24/2015 01:33PM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? scorpio 07/24/2015 01:56PM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? phil morgan 07/24/2015 08:04PM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? Beryl Scott 10/20/2017 01:09AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? Beryl Scott 10/20/2017 01:17AM
Re: H.M. Sloop "Slanto"? phil morgan 10/20/2017 01:34PM


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