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6 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Philip, Have you looked here with regard to Sir Galahad: ?
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6 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Philip, Have you looked here: ? More operational information available on naval-history.net if you type the ship's name into the search box on the Home Page: Rob (www.mcdoa.org.uk)
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6 years ago
Rob Hoole
BBC - Royal Navy divers to explore Foyle wreck:
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8 years ago
Rob Hoole
The 'Independent on Sunday' article describing how newly identified sites have revealed that far more submarines were sunk by mines than previously thought is at : "The final resting places of six German U-boats sunk in the final months of the Second World War's greatest naval conflict have finally been identified. After years of research, maritime experts say their disco
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8 years ago
Rob Hoole
Anonymous User Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello there i like to know theres no photo's of > the wreck sites of H.M.S Prince of Whale's and > H.M.S Repules Hello Ricky, The ship's names are spelled HMS PRINCE of WALES and HMS REPULSE. Try looking at . Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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8 years ago
Rob Hoole
HMS GNU was the RN Base at Capetown in South Africa between 1 Nov 1942 and 15 Jan 1946. Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Michael, Sorry to hear about your grandfather. He must have had a good innings but please accept my condolences. Do you recall our discussion at including the article about HMCS Dunver at ? If you inform the newspaper about your loss, it might publish your appeal. Best wishes, Rob
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Davenz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > hi Simon, > > sorry for taking so long to add to this thread; > lucky you living up castle hill way.im in > christchurch so not far away from you at all. > > Love the landscape up that way must visit your > area again soon. > > Did you know that in WW2 a German boat laid mines &g
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Clio Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In fact the RN kept a very detailed record of > mining ops. Try Staff History Mining Operations > 1939-45 BR1736 (56) > I use this volume on a regular basis. Agreed up to a point. I have Vols I & II of this publication myself and find them very useful. However, they only show the boundaries of British
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Dave, To illustrate the scale of the problem, the British laid over 185,000 mines for protective purposes in all theatres of war during World War II and over 76,000 mines in enemy waters. The Germans laid over 120,000 mines and 30,000 minesweeping obstructors in north-western Europe alone plus many more in the Mediterranean. As others have pointed out, it was impossible to keep track o
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Danny, If you are still interested, the London Gazette entry for the award of the Distinguished Service Medal to your grandfather, and others involved in sinking U-300, can be seen at . Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Look at the entries for 13 Dec 1939 and the following few days at for casualties of the Battle of the River Plate. Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Linda, I regret that your grandfather was among five sailors missing presumed killed when HMS Cowdray was bombed on 8 November 1942 (see ) so there were no graves. However, his name is listed on the naval memorial at Chatham as shown on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at . Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Don, Do you have anything useful to add to the thread about HMCS Dunver at ? She was reportedly sunk as part of the breakwater at Comox. Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
The casualties arising from the collision of HMCS FRASER and HMCS RESTIGOUCHE on 25 June 1940 are now listed on naval-history.net at . Each casualty can be cross-referenced with the Commonwealth War Graves Commssion website at . Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Anonymous User Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, Is there anyone who as information on HM > Trawler Lord Wakefield, Pennant No. FY170, I know > where it was sank, but would like some detailed > history of its life. Basic details on this website at . HMT Lord Wakefield was requisitioned from Pickering & Haldane of Hull by the Admiralty in
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
All the episodes of 'Victory at Sea' are available on YouTube. Episode One starts at . Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
18. Re: H31
A list of H31's casualties is available at . Scroll down to 24 Dec 1941. The list includes a SPENCER, Dennis, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, C/JX 126519, MPK (Missing Presumed Killed) but not a Phillip SPENCER. Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Nick, You probably know this already but the three crew members lost in HMS Mesme on 1 Sep 1940 are listed among the casualties at as: GREEN, William J, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/JX 229010, Killed MCLEAN, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, C/JX 229009, Missing Presumed Killed RUSSELL, John R, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, C/JX 229011, Missing Presumed Killed The Commonwealth War Graves Commissi
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Daily Telegraph obituary at . Portsmouth News tribute at . Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
Jenny will be remembered fondly by those who have served in Hong Kong or visited the former crown colony in RN and other Commonwealth ships. She even earned an entry in Rick Jolly's well-known dictionary of RN slang, "Jackspeak", when it was first published in 1988: "Jenny's side party - RN warships visiting *Honkers get spruced up there by a formidably efficient team
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
This appeal has just been published on the UK's Navy News website : "From Gemma Metcalfe-Beckers, Leeds I AM currently researching a film for The One Show, BBC 1 at 7pm for the series that will recall Operation Deadlight. This was the rounding-up and scuttling of over 120 U-boats off the north coast of Ireland. These submarines are still lying at the bottom of the ocean, some re
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9 years ago
Rob Hoole
This appeal has just been published on the UK's Navy News website (http://www.navynews.co.uk/View-Letter.aspx?letterID=247): "From Gemma Metcalfe-Beckers, Leeds I AM currently researching a film for The One Show, BBC 1 at 7pm for the series that will recall Operation Deadlight. This was the rounding-up and scuttling of over 120 U-boats off the north coast of Ireland. These submari
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
Glad to be of help. One more thing. Comox is in BC and a possible breakwater of sunken ships is visible on Google Earth. It might be worth contacting the city authorities or museum for further info. Rob
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
From College's 'Ships of the Royal Navy': "HMCS DUNVER (ex-VERDUN OF CANADA) Corvette (RCN) River Class. Morton 10.11.1942 (renamed 1942). Sold 13.12.1947; hull sunk 1949 breakwater Comox." See also . Much more information if you Google "HMCS Dunver" including the interesting story of how she acquired her name at . Rob Hoole
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
Hello Roy, During my own research, I have often found the company's name misspelled as Risdon BEASLEY. This can make all the difference, especially when using search engines. Please see the second entry for 22 Feb 08 in 'News Archive 21' of the MCDOA website. If you e-mail me your contact details via webmaster @ mcdoa.org.uk, I may be able to put you in touch with some usef
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
Roy, JACKMAN, James A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 80988, MPK is among the OLYMPUS casualties listed for 8 May 1942 at . Best wishes, Rob Hoole
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
Karen, Pictures of HMS Loch Glendhu at and but the second one is definitely post-war. Rob Hoole
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
Congratulations Gummi Dad and Gummi Mum. A big distraction from now on but the very best sort. I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year and the same to all other members of this forum. Rob Hoole
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10 years ago
Rob Hoole
Advice about obtaining relatives' Service Records can be found on the UK Veterans Agency website at . Other useful sources of information about ships and personnel can be found on the Royal Navy website at . Rob Hoole
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