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10 days ago
phil morgan
Go to www.convoyweb.org.uk Look in the Arnold Hague convoy lists. This will help you. Good hunting Phil
Forum: Warship forum
18 days ago
phil morgan
Try the following address for a good access. Phil
Forum: General Discussions
18 days ago
phil morgan
THE "IBIBLIO" site has been rather quiet for a number of years, due mainly, I think, to the death of its originator. There is a vast amount of information still available within it, you have to search for it. For anyone seeking information regarding WW2 I recommend it. As far as I know it has not been updated for some years. It is well worth a visit. Good hunting Phi
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6 weeks ago
phil morgan
Greetings Axel I see the dilemma. Again,from the "Ancient Mariner's" view, I would take the first item as degrees-minutes. One of the difficulties of an Open International Forum is that we are often dealing with a variety of languages,profession vagaries and customs. Who wrote it? Hopefully someone may have further information on this particular item. Good hunting Phil
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6 weeks ago
phil morgan
Greetings Axel As an “ANCIENT MARINER” I would say that the first position layout is the usual practical layout in use by us seafarers. The final layout, indicating degrees and minutes would be useful to an inexperienced reader, but could have North and East added. The intermediate layout I have no knowledge of, and could only suggest it may look good or be useful to an Academic enga
Forum: General Discussions
6 weeks ago
phil morgan
The following translation found on Stuttgart site: 3.- 26.1.1944 Western Mediterranean Against the allied supply traffic from Gibraltar over the Algerian coast to Naples German U-boats are used. U 642, U 616 and U 380 are currently in use. several times unsuccessful convoys. On 3./4.1. from west U 952 and U 343 the Gibraltar road, U 343 (Oblt.z.S. Rahn) defends on 8.1. heavy air attacks with
Forum: General Discussions
3 months ago
phil morgan
It all depends on the height above sea level of the component parts. A light 200feet above sea level could be visible from a ships bridge 50 feet above sea level for about 25 miles on a good day. Good hunting Phil
Forum: Warship forum
5 months ago
phil morgan
Greetings There appears to have been no Royal Navy vessel named KAREN. But there was a LOCH CARRON of the LOCH/BAY Class.. Renamed as HMS Surprise. Try www.naval-history.net for its record. Good hunting Phil
Forum: Warship forum
7 months ago
phil morgan
An excellent summary Ken Thankyou. Phil
Forum: Warship forum
7 months ago
phil morgan
I have recently been renovating a sextant, not a Plath. My suggestion would be to put a query on GOOGLE. It is surprising what turns up. Good hunting Phil
Forum: General Discussions
9 months ago
phil morgan
There is no mention in Rohwer or this site. Ships List gives 2 of that name: 1903 built by Gourlay Bros & Co., Dundee | 16 May 1916 mined and sunk near Inner Gabbard with the loss of 4 lives. 1921 built by Wilton's Scheepsw. & Machine Fabr., Rotterdam (293) | 1940 seized by Germans at Rotterdam, 3 November 1941 torpedoed off Cape Gris Nez by British TM boat and sunk. Good
Forum: General Discussions
9 months ago
phil morgan
Good evening I don't know what the citation was for the BEM. It was amongst many granted in The New Year's Honours List, which was a long list of awards to the many who gave good service during WW2. Someone in the family may have the citation. Phil
Forum: Warship forum
9 months ago
phil morgan
Please excuse the intrusion if you already have this information. There is a reference to Percy Harold Carrington on the following site. If that is of interest to you In the next address you will find his award of the BEM Alter the page number321 to 318 for the title page. Best wishes phil morgan
Forum: Warship forum
9 months ago
phil morgan
Greetings Chantilly was in Convoy HX228 departing New York 28 February 1943. Try www.warsailors.com and www.convoyweb.org.uk for details. Good hunting Phil
Forum: General Discussions
9 months ago
phil morgan
What you are looking for is U-boat activity off the US coast. Try www.uboatarchive.net Use its search facility, you will find several items of interest. Between that site and this one you could be on the right track Good hunting Phil
Forum: General Discussions
9 months ago
phil morgan
Greetings Altostrauts Due to the curvature of the Earth, visibility of an object would depend on the height of eye of the observer above sea level, and the height of the object observed, together with the clearness of the atmosphere. The following gives some idea.
Forum: General Discussions
10 months ago
phil morgan
You can get some information from the following: www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/273577.pdf Good hunting Phil
Forum: WWI forum
10 months ago
phil morgan
Welcome to the site. Further to the previous response you could also try www.naval-history.net Therein you will find additional movements of the ship, and also the full casualty list. Good hunting. Phil
Forum: General Discussions
1 year ago
phil morgan
CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of HMCS NIAGARA by Don Kindell These convoy lists have not been cross-checked with the text above Date Convoy Sailed Joined Convoy as Escort Convoy No. Left convoy Date Convoy Arrived 12/10/1940 12/10/1940 HX 080 13/10/1940 27/10/1940 03/04/1941 05/04/1941 OB 306 08/04/1941 09/04/1941 27/03/1941 09/04/1941 HX 117 unknown 15/04/1941 30/0
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1 year ago
phil morgan
HMCS PRINCE RUPERT Date convoy sailed Joined convoy as escort Convoy No. Left convoy Date convoy arrived 30/12/43 03/01/44 SC 150 14/01/44 14/01/44 28/01/44 29/01/44 ONS 028 11/02/44 15/02/44 13/02/44 17/02/44 HX 279 28/02/44 29/02/44 08/03/44 09/03/44 ON 227 17/03/44 22/03/44 21/03/44 26/03/44 HX 284 05/04/44 06/04/44 13/04/44 14/04/44 ON 232 23/04/44 29/04/44 27/0
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1 year ago
phil morgan
There is some information on the following site: Good hunting. Phil
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1 year ago
phil morgan
Looks as if the complete item is: USE THE WORD CHRISTMAS TO COMPLETE THE ADDRESS BELOW.VISIT THE WEBSITE TO FND THE CODE, Drive carefully Phil
Forum: Technology and Operations
1 year ago
phil morgan
Understood. So far have got to:" USE THE 0000 CHRISTMAS TO COMPLETE THE ADDRESS 00000 VISIT" Will try to finish it later. Best wishes Phil
Forum: Technology and Operations
1 year ago
phil morgan
Greetings Scott It could help if you can indicate what you think the subject may be. German, English, French etc Maritime or Aircraft etc Good hunting Phil
Forum: Technology and Operations
1 year ago
phil morgan
Suggest you go to www.uboatarchive.net and browse the KTB's Phil
Forum: General Discussions
1 year ago
phil morgan
There is a book SECRET FLOTILLAS by Brook Richards in two volumes. You can Google it. There is mention of MGB 319 in clandestine operations Good hunting Phil
Forum: Warship forum
1 year ago
phil morgan
27. SLAMAT
Just done more digging on the site referred to in the previous item: By clicking on SLAMAT on the side menu you get access to details etc of the Dutch ship SLAMAT. On that page you get two sub-menus for a SPEECH which the original inquirer refers,which mentions her relative, and the other details of OPERATION DEMON which involved the evacuation from Greece. H M Ships Calcutts, Di
Forum: Warship forum
1 year ago
phil morgan
G'day to you. This query was originally raised by someone in the family. Some useful data was found, as indicated above. I was not able to find any other details of the "Mystery ship SLAMAT". It would appear that the right answer could have been found in Service Records in Australia. Maybe this entry will find some more info. Good hunting Phil
Forum: Warship forum
1 year ago
phil morgan
Thankyou Oliver. As they say "All donations gratefully received" Phil
Forum: WWI forum
1 year ago
phil morgan
Thank you Michael One of my nephews maintains the family records. We try to update them occasionally. Phil
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