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8 years ago
nicknobbyclark
Hi Joe Very interested in what you have posted regarding R K Pooley and HMS Birdlip I can be contacted at: info@rnpatrolservice.org.uk I look forward to hearing from you Best wishes Nick Clark
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10 years ago
nicknobbyclark
A very interesting Imperial War Muesum interview with Albert Arndtz - German wireless operator served aboard U-293 based in Norway and operating in Arctic Sea, 1943-1945. POW in GB, 1945-1948 Link:
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11 years ago
nicknobbyclark
Hi Rainer I should be able to give you the position but perhaps not on this public forum as HMS Kurd is now a protected site and therefore classed as a war grave. Last summer RN divers were able to retrieve the ship's bell which Ted Godding was able to see before he passed away. I believe the bell now resides in the Royal Naval museum at Portsmouth. Perhaps you could email me thr
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11 years ago
nicknobbyclark
Hi Rainer With respect not knowing the position of the wrecked vessel would suggest that U-218 being the culprit is just a likely guess. In fairness this could also be said of my evidence. However, my records are from survivor Ted Godding testimony and evidence and the Receiver of the Wreck report by the Secretary of State for Transport (Maritime & Coastguard Agency). Both of which state i
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11 years ago
nicknobbyclark
Adrian I've heard this same story from another ex-member of HMS Beaumaris's crew who would have also been with your grandfather on this rescue mission. I've not been in touch with him for a year or so now so I hope he is still with us. Please email me through my web site and I will give you his contact. I would also like to ask you a few questions if I may, about your grandf
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11 years ago
nicknobbyclark
It was actually a Royal Navy laid mine that sunk HMS Kurd. Her flotilla had been moved to Plymouth (Mill Bay Dock) in order to clear a British minefield of some 800 mines laid in a 'V' formation, South of Lizard Point. These mines were for anti-submarine purposes. The loss of HMS Kurd is often incorrectly recorded as a mine laid by U-218 18 Aug, 1944. I was a good friend of one o
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12 years ago
nicknobbyclark
Ian I have some information on my web site forum www.harry-tates.org.uk or you can email me at info@rnpatrolservice.org.uk and I can send you what I have on HMT Northern Gift. Nick Clark www.harry-tates.org.uk
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12 years ago
nicknobbyclark
Hi Gerald No U-boat number specified so far and therefore still searching for more information. Nick Clark www.harry-tates.org.uk
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12 years ago
nicknobbyclark
According to Gerald Toghill's book 'Royal Naval Trawlers' HMT Northern Sun is credited with the last attack on a U-boat in WW11 when on the penultimate day of the war in Europe she attacked a U-boat off Garosskagi, Iceland. Can anyone supply further details on the incident and if indeed Gerald Toghill's claim is true? Nick Clark www.harry-tates.org.uk
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