Pryse, RN) and the corvettes HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. HMS Egret (L75) was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class.She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight and was launched on 31 May 1938.. Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile.The Germans had used the Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb for the first time on 25 August 1943 against the 40th Support Group in the Bay of Biscay. 23 Aug 1943On the 23th August 1943 the 40th Escort Group (Cdr. They remained with the convoy until it arrived at Freetown on 5 November. (1). Conway, RN) and HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. Class laid up in 1960 when Coastal Forces disbanded; Dark Hero survived as high speed target. C. Pawley, RNVR). An ocean convoy was a sight to behold. My father, Lewis Thompson, was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret. At approx 19:40, Egret left off Islay. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. There were no survivors from the submarine. HMS Egret (a British Sloop) was sunk. Sclater, RN) departed Gibraltar on 25 October to join the convoy on the 27th. The ship reached Devonport, where she remained under repair until 10 Nov 1943; returning to Scapa Flow in Dec 1943. Case, DSO, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR), HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. On the 27th of August 1943HMS Egret became the first warship to be sunk by a guided missile. Farquhar, RN). Volunteer was despatched to search to the northwestward with instructions to return by dark. (11), 15 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. Some survivors recount that the ship was initially struck by shore-battery gunfire, and then by a torpedo. 1 May 1940HMS Valentine (Cdr. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Egret and HMS Derg (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) Cooper, RNR). The ship sailed into port on 30 August 1943 under her own power. 30 nautical miles west of Vigo, Spain she was attacked by a squadron of Dornier aircraft, one of which carried and launched the Henschel Hs-293A guided bomb which hit sank Egret in position 42º10'N, 09º22'W, killing 194 of its crew. HMS Rother (Cdr. J.G. Evans, RN), Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. He must have been transferred as he survived the war. However, similar glider bombs sunk HMS Egret and severely damaged HMCS Athabaskan, although Athabaskan was saved, the operation was called off. Received a direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS ATHABASKAN despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same time. A.L.F. E.M. Haes, RN) (7), 2 Apr 1942HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Two more destroyers, HMS Gurkha (Cdr. Harry Bradley Ashley was lost in the sinking of the ship, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. E.F.V. Dallison), consisting of the sloops HMS Landguard, HMS Bideford, HMS Hastings and the frigates HMS Exe, HMS Moyola and HMS Waveney were deployed on a U-boat hunt off Cape Ortegal. MacIntyre, DSO, RN) and HMS Egret (A/Capt. An Unavoidable Loss: The Sinking of HMS Egret Alister Waters* I Introduction1 At 1320 on 27 August 1943, the sloop HMS Egret of the Royal Navy was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a German air attack.2 This was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided bomb, heralding a success for German The ship exploded violently and was immediately destroyed, with the loss of 194 men. (10), 14 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. D.G.F.W. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR). 22 Sep 1939HMS Liverpool (Capt. The destroyer HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. A.D. Read, RN), made rendez-vous with a troop convoy made up of the liners Brittanic (26943 GRT, built 1930), Duchess of Bedford (20123 GRT, built 1928), Reina del Pacifico (17702 GRT, built 1931) and Strathaird (22281 GRT, built 1932) that at that moment were escorted by HMS Egret (Capt. Survivors Accounts Press & letters Newsletters Reunions Memorials Related ships Books Poems ... My daddy had been in the Royal Navy for 17 years and had served on HMS Hood, King George V and Egret, and was only on the Barham because he missed his posting due to a problem with his teeth! Jul 25, 2016 - HMS Egret. Jul 22, 2016 - HMS Aukland, one of three Egret class sloops. [11], HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. J. Houtsmuller, RNN) departed Gibraltar in the morning of 28 October and they joined the convoy in the afternoon of the next day. The group was attacked by a squadron of 18 Dornier Do 217 carrying Henschel glide bombs. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. (13). with the new German weapon, the Henschel Glider Bombs, (the "Hs293 A-1"). (5), 24 Apr 1941HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. While on anti-submarine duties in the Bay of Biscay, she was attacked by 13 Dornier aircraft one of which released a 293A guided bomb. Wilford, RNR), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. The other destroyer HMS Grenville commanded by Roger Hill was attacked by the Dorniers firing one missile at a time but survived by being able out-turn the bomb. This convoy departed Liverpool on 13 October 1941 for Freetown where it arrived on 5 November 1941. Anti submarine armament consisted of depth charge throwers with 40 depth charges carried. HMS Stork (M42) HMS Egret (M43) ... HMS Dark Hero (P1115) Notes: Sole survivor of a class of eighteen fast patrol craft, which could be armed either as motor gun, or motor torpedo boats. (11), 18 Jul 1943HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. HMS Egret direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS Athabaskan despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same time. In 1940 Egret was based at Rosyth employed as escort to east coast convoys in the North Sea, and remained at this duty during the Norway campaign. HMCS Athabaskan (G07): | | | ||| | HMCS |Athabaskan|, date unknown. Built by William Denny & Bros & completed 30/06/38. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Walker (Cdr. A resident of Florida since 1947 he was a local Public Accountant until he retired in 1986. HMS Black Swan, named after the black swan, ... with the fourth 4 inch turret of the Egret class removed to allow addition of a quadruple barrel 2-pounder pom-pom short-range anti-aircraft gun. Farquhar, RN) and aircraft. The whole operation was covered by the British light cruiser HMS Bermuda. Pryse, RNR) and HMS Arctic Explorer (T/Lt. J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN) and the troop ships they are escorting, Brittanic (26943 GRT, built 1930), Duchess of Bedford (20123 GRT, built 1928), Reina del Pacifico (17702 GRT, built 1931) and Strathaird (22281 GRT, built 1932) arrive at Aden. On 24/06/41, whilst escorting the petrol carrier Pass of Balmaha with HMAS Parramatta, came under heavy air attack by JU 87s & sunk near Tobruk. Egret returned safely to the UK for a six week re-fit and then joined a new Escort Group, the 44th, on escort duties to the Gambia:. A.J. Davies, RNR) (14 October – 5 November), HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. Additional ships sunk by Hs 293 missiles prior to Rohna include HMHS Newfoundland , HMS LST-79 , SS James W. Marshall , HMS Rockwood , HMS BYMS-72 , HMS Dulverton and MV Marsa . Chapters: AHS Centaur, German battleship Scharnhorst, SS Irish Oak, Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109, USS Borie, Japanese battleship Mutsu, USS West Carnifax, Italian battleship Roma, List of shipwrecks in 1943, USS Beatty, SS Storaa, HMS Arrow, SS Norhauk, HMS Eclipse, Japanese submarine I-25, USS Henry R. The weapon a Henschel Hs 293 had first … Scharnhorst only had 36 survivors out of 1,968 officers and men. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Saxifage (T/Lt. Title Category Address Description; HMCS Regina: 50 42N, 5 3W: Coronet torpedoed 8 Aug 1944: MV Moanda: 24.44N, 16.48W: Motor Merchant Torpedoed 29 Mar 1943 HMS EGRET (August 27, 1943) Royal Navy sloop attacked by a number of Dornier aircraft while on anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay, the Egret exploded and sunk after being hit by a Henschel 293 A-1 guided bomb released from one of the bombers. M.S. In June 1941 Egret was in dock for a refit before returning to escort duty, In January 1942, she was escorting SL 97 when it came under attack by German aircraft and a group of U-boats. She was the world's first ship to be designed as an aircraft carrier, although the Imperial Japanese Navy's Hōshō was the first to be commissioned and launched. Survival odds in hypothermic northern latitudes (especially above the Arctic Circle) Note HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Egret (Capt. Survivors were rescued by HMS BYMS-2011, HMS BYMS-2014, HMS BYMS-2024 and HMS BYMS-2209 (all Royal Navy). McGeogh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Egret (A/Capt. The other destroyer, Grenville , commanded by Roger Hill , was attacked by the Dorniers firing one missile at a time, but survived by being able out-turn the glide bombs. Hi my name is Spencer Chapman. Tweed), consisting of the British frigates HMS Nene, HMS Tweed and the Canadian corvettes HMCS Calgary, HMCS Edmundston and HMCS Snowberry were deployed to relieve the 40th Escort Group. On August 16, 2009 one of the last survivors - if not the last - of HMS Egret died at the age of 88. Fellows, SANF(V)), Clover (Lt.Cdr. Sladen, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Malta together with HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. ... HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. Jul 17, 2018 - Explore Mark Hadfield's board "Modified Black Swan Class" on Pinterest. Construction and commissioning. After this loss the U-boat hunt was blown off. Case, DSO, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British merchant Port Hunter that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-582 west-south-west of Madeira in position 31°15'N, 23°50'W. (11), 16 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Lewis E. (Tony) Thompson passed away August 16, 2009. J. Byron, DSC, RNR), HMS Egret (Cdr. Buchanan, RAN) is relieved from AA guard duty near the sinking position of the submarine HMS Unity by HMS Egret (Cdr. It was difficult work in dangerous waters – but sailors never shirk from rescuing fellow mariners. (6). World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by HMS Egret and HMS Tanatside (both Royal Navy) and was scuttled. C.R.S. There were 233 men on the Royal Navy sloop HMS Egret that was sunk on April 27, 1943. HMS Burdock (T/Lt. HMS Glory (R62) was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy laid down on 27 August 1942 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast. Shaw, RNR) and Nigella (T/Lt. Born in Croydon, England, he served in the British Royal Navy in WWII and was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret by radio bombs in the Bay of Biscay in August , 1943. These ships were also attacked by the Germans. Bell, RNR). Brewer) consisting of the sloops HMS Pelican, HMS Egret and the frigates HMS Jed, HMS Rother, HMS Spey and HMS Evenlode. Brock, RCNVR) (14 October – 1 November). J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN). On completion of these exercises HMS Defender proceeded on patrol in the Aegean to the south of Tenedos Island near the Dandarnelles. Only 35 survived and for them there was the memory of a tight knit crew they would never see again. 06:00 - Toward picked up survivors from the Belgian Olympier* from an open boat burning distress flares, approximate position 55 30N 09 10W. HMS Egret direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS Athabaskan despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same time. Returning to Scapa Flow in December 1943 she escorted convoy JW55A to the Soviet Union ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London. Another two days later on the 27th August 1943 the Canadian 5th Support group was relieved by the 1st Support group (Cdr. ships to be attacked and damaged by them. Landguard was slightly damaged by a near miss. Many of the survivors were rescued by the already bomb damaged Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabascan. Escort was initially provided by the following warships; (Note : 12 ships ware lost from this convoy with 9 U-Boats sunk and five badly damaged.) J.V. In December she was escorting convoy MKF 4 from Gibraltar when they intercepted the blockade runner Germania, which was scuttled by her crew to avoid capture.[5]. (8), 29 Sep 1942HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. [6], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}42°10′N 9°22′W / 42.167°N 9.367°W / 42.167; -9.367, Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy, "The Anti-Ship Missile – A Revolution in Naval Warfare", An article about the remembrance celebrated in 2012, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in August 1943, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Egret_(L75)&oldid=992407598, World War II shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 December 2020, at 03:08. H.R. Lentaigne, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. Fred Wake was 36 years old when he died and is listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Crew List: Agreements and Official Logs for Ship Egret, Official Number 115117 (RSS/CL/1915/3665/55) Request this item Crew List: Agreements and Official Logs for Ship Egret, Official Number 115117 (RSS/CL/1915/3665/56) Crew List: Agreements and Official Logs for Ship Egret, Official Number 115117 (RSS/CL/1915/3665/57) Request this item In December transferred to Western Approaches Command, and was based at Londonderry for escort duty for SL/OS convoys to and from Freetown, in West Africa. Evans, RN), HMS Pentstemon (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) HMS Egret direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS Athabaskan despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same. 16 Aug 2009My father, Lewis Thompson, was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret. Fernhill ( Norway): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°58′N 19°15′W  /  6.967°N 19.25°W  / ) by U-757 ( … Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel, File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands), File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands). 12:00 - Oban portion parted company in 55 30N 07 59W, escorted by Tulip. The ship reached Devonport, where she remained under repair until 10 Nov 1943; returning to Scapa Flow in Dec 1943. Most on board – including Norman Smith – perished. The ship was laid down on 7th September 1937 as Yard No 1177 and launched by Mrs. W Rogers on 12th September 1938. This time with 18 Dornier Do-217?s also carrying Henschel Glider Bombs. This were nine merchant vessels escorted by HMS Fowey, HMS Leith and HMS Stonecrop. 12 Dec 1941HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. The details of the loss were revealed slowly over time and were only released in full in 1967 following the … Lewis E. (Tony) Thompson passed away August 16, 2009. HMS Egret (L75) was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class.She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight and was launched on 31 May 1938.. Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile.The Germans had used the Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb for the first time on 25 August 1943 against the 40th Support Group in the Bay of Biscay. At the outbreak of the Second World War Egret was at Laurenco Marques in East Africa. This being the first time of their being brought into action against Allied ships. HMS Arrow was an A-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. 23 Aug 1943 On the 23th August 1943, the 40th Escort Group, consisting of the sloops HMS Landguard, HMS Bideford, HMS Hastings and the frigates HMS Exe, HMS Moyola and HMS Waveney were … R.C. [10], Egret's sinking led to the anti-U-boat patrols in the Bay of Biscay being suspended. See more ideas about royal navy, royal navy ships, warship. HMCS Athabaskan was heavily damaged and HMS Egret was sunk with the loss of 194 of her crew. He passed away last year at the age of 88. C.E.L. R.V.E. My Grandfather was an Ordinance mechanic on the H.M.S Egret when it got hit by the 1st rocket propelled missile on 27th august 1943. C.R.S. Additional ships sunk by Hs 293 missiles prior to Rohna include HMHS Newfoundland, HMS LST-79, SS James W. Marshall, HMS Rockwood, HMS BYMS-72, HMS Dulverton and MV Marsa. See U-BOATS DESTROYED. Aubrey, RN) (14 October – 1 November), Leith (Lt.Cdr. An escalation of the campaign had seen German and British long-range fighters, and then RN escort groups joining the fray. You can help improve our commands section R.V.E. G.M. HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. He died in 1960s in Peckham SE London. Designed by the German Professor Herbert Wagner. R.V.E. Arrow was ordered on 6 March 1928 under the 1927 Naval Estimates. Cook, RN) and HMS Wear (Cdr. H.J. C.N. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN) was the first Allied warship to be sunk by a guided missle. HMS Egret was sunk in the same incident. In 2007 he met with the grandson of one of his shipmates that did not make it, Ordenanceman John W. Chapman. This was believed to be the first warship sunk by a … D.A. In October Egret took part in Operation Torch, the Allied landings in French North Africa. Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page. Work, RNR), HMS Egret (Cdr. The convoy arrived at Gibraltar on 1 November. See the book "Unlucky Lady". Freaker, DSO, RD, RNR), HMS Egret, HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. 20 Sep 1939Around 1445 hours (zone -3), HMS Liverpool (Capt. Many of the survivors were rescued by the already bomb damaged Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabascan. HMS Rother (Cdr. Following these exercises she made a practice attack on HMS Egret (Cdr. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. Egret served as a convoy escort with the Western Approaches Command from 1940 until her loss in August 1943: She was on anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay when she was sunk by a guided missile in combat, the first ship to be lost in this manner. When Haida quickly departed the area due to the onset of daylight and heightened risk from air and sea attacks, she left behind her motor cutter manned by Leading Seaman W. A. MacLure, Jack Hannam and three volunteers. E.M. Haes, RN) (14 October – 2 November), Fowey (Lt.Cdr. ... HMS Decoy was a D-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. One of the two covering destroyers, HMCS Athabaskan, was heavily damaged and Egret was sunk with … The minesweeper USS Pioneer rescued 606 survivors of the sinking. Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and conductor noted for his theme music in spaghetti Westerns such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Ordered in 1931, the ship was constructed by John I. Thornycroft & Company, and entered naval service in … I miss him. HMS Egret sailed down the East Coast at the head of a convoy and Derric went to look at the Thames Estuary as Egret steamed in toward Sheerness: I’ve never forgotten that sight, it was appalling; wherever I looked, I could see the skeletons of dead ships; masts, stems, sterns and, here and there, a lonely bridge protruded from the water. Israel, RNR) and HMS Egret. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. [6] Bideford was hit and damaged, with one sailor killed, though more serious damage was avoided because the bomb's explosive charge did not fully detonate. HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk on the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. The Egret-Class Sloops were a class of three Royal Navy sloops-of-war which were launched in 1938 and served the Second World War: HMS Auckland (L61) (originally HMS Heron), HMS Egret (L75), and HMS Pelican (U86).Like all WWII Royal Navy sloops, they were designed primarily as escort and antisubmarine ships, roughly comparable to a frigate in size, with greater range but lower … There were just 35 survivors. K.L. Weston, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Adjutant (1931 GRT, built 1922), Alderamin (Dutch, 7886 GRT, built 1920), Arlesford (2472 GRT, built 1922), Annavore (Norwegian, 3324 GRT, built 1921), Baluchistan (6992 GRT, built 1940), Baron Cawdor (3638 GRT, built 1935), Baron Ramsay (3650 GRT, built 1929), Brittany (4772 GRT, built 1928), City of Barcelona (5787 GRT, built 1930), City of Dublin (1095 GRT, built 1882), City of Hereford (5101 GRT, built 1927), Cornish City (4952 GRT, built 1936), Cressado (1228 GRT, built 1913), Egba (4989 GRT, built 1914), Empire Glade (7006 GRT, built 1941), Empire Glen (6327 GRT, built 1941), Fagersten (Norwegian, 2342 GRT, built 1921), Filleigh (4856 GRT, built 1928), Fjord (Norwegian, 4032 GRT, built 1914), Graiglas (4312 GRT, built 1940), Guinean (5205 GRT, built 1936), Hadleigh (5222 GRT, built 1930), Harmonides (5237 GRT, built 1920), Harpasa (5082 GRT, built 1934), Ittersum (Dutch, 5199 GRT, built 1938), Leeds City (4758 GRT, built 1927), Leerdam (8815 GRT, built 1921), Leeds City (4758 GRT, built 1927), Leerdam (Dutch, 8815 GRT, built 1921), Loch Ranza (4958 GRT, built 1934), Madras City (5082 GRT, built 1940), Marwarri (8067 GRT, built 1935), Nigerian (5423 GRT, built 1936), Ottinge (2870 GRT, built 1940), Queen Victoria (4937 GRT, built 1936), Rembrandt (5559 GRT, built 1941), Ribera (5559 GRT, built 1940), Rio Blanco (4086 GRT, built 1922), Salabangka (Dutch, 6586 GRT, built 1920), Sheaf Crown (4868 GRT, built 1929), Spero (1589 GRT, built 1922), Stad Amsterdam (Dutch, 3780 GRT, built 1920), Stanmore (4970 GRT, built 1940), Superman (tug, 359 GRT, built 1933), Talthybius (10254 GRT, built 1912), Tintern Abbey (2471 GRT, built 1939), Treworlas (4692 GRT, built 1922) and Willemsplein (Dutch, 5489 GRT, built 1910). E.M. Haes, RN) and HMS Verbena (Lt.Cdr. Febr. R.V.E. 11:45 - HMS Egret joined in 55 30N 07 57W. R.M. HMS Egret was also sunk, in August 1943, by the first radio-controlled, rocket propelled glide bomb which cut her in half, killing the whole crew of two hundred men.” William Bromage October 2004 Several sailors were injured on HMS Bideford and one sailor was killed. HMS Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. While this was in progress the ships were attacked at 1415 hrs by 14 Dornier Do-217's and 7 Ju-88's. He joined HMS Pelican, a new Egret Class Sloop built as a convoy escort and anti-submarine ship when first commissioned in April ... After the survivors had been transferred to MMS 19 there seemed to be a reasonable chance of towing the after part clear of the swept channel and the First Lieutenant called for volunteers to return to secure a line. Freddie Ensminger was the son of Fred and Mary Ensminger, both of whom had immigrated to America from Russia. An attempt was made to establish contact on Manoeuvring Wave, but without success. (2), 6 Dec 1939During 6 and 7 December 1939, HMS Otway (Cdr. A resident of Florida since 1947 he was a local Public Accountant until he retired in 1986. Whilst on anti-submarine duties in the Bay of Biscay, she was attacked by 13 Dornier aircraft one of which released a 293A guided bomb. HMS Egret (A/Cdr. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN) and HMS Egret. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Egret (A/Capt. In 1943 Egret remained on escort duty protecting convoys to and from North Africa; in August 1943, while escorting MKF 20 from Gibraltar, Egret and her escort group were detailed to relieve 40 EG which was operating against U-boats traversing the Bay of Biscay. Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel. HMS Egret was scheduled to be transferred to the New Zealand Navy in 1939 but the outbreak of WWII prevented this. June Atlantic convoy support with Group in continuation. The convoy was reinforced by the Gibraltar Strike Force, an ASW support group, and U-93 was destroyed with no loss to the convoy.[4]. On 5 March 1937, the British Admiralty ordered two sloops-of-war of a new class, Egret and Auckland as part of the 1936 construction programme. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. HMS Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight, was launched on 31 May 1938, and entered service on 11 November that year. HMS PELICAN (L 86) - Egret-class Sloop. Also the covering cruiser HMS Bermuda was relieved by the Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabaskan and the British destroyer HMS Grenville. F.A. There were 233 men on the Royal Navy sloop HMS Egret that was sunk on April 27, 1943. Valentine then proceeded to escort duty with southbound convoy FS 160. HMS Egret was sunk in the same incident. On 27 August 1943 the 40th Support Group was relieved by the 1st Support Group, consisting of Egret together with the sloop Pelican and the frigates Jed, Rother, Spey and Evenlode. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Philante (Capt. A.D. Read, RN), HMS Egret (Capt. 13 Feb 1943 HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. The British Bay offensive in the summer of 1943 saw aircraft from RAF Coastal Command patrolling the Bay of Biscay and attacking U-boats as they travelled to and from their bases in occupied France. Please note that we're still working on this section. This section includes over 21.000 Allied Warships and over 11.000 Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. H.J. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. Harry Bradley Ashley was lost in the sinking of the ship, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Born in Croydon, England, he served in the British Royal Navy in WWII and was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret by radio bombs in the Bay of Biscay in August , 1943. (4), 6 Feb 1941HMS H 43 (Lt. I.L.M. Felix Gatt HMS Egret I had an uncle, Felix Gatt, a Maltese steward who once told me that at the beginning of the war he was on the Egret on the North Sea patrols. HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. Egret's sinking led to the anti-U-boat patrols in the Bay of Biscay being suspended. J.A. Only 35 survived and for them there was the memory of a tight knit crew they would never see again. (Note: 12 ships ware lost from this convoy with 9 U-Boats sunk and five badly damaged.) Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. (12), 18 Aug 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Estimated position of convoy was 15-18 miles to the southeastward of line. Notes HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. E.C. When approaching Freetown the following corvettes joined on 31 October; She served during the Second World War before being damaged while fighting a fire on an ammunition ship and written off in 1943. She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight, was launched on 31 May 1938, and entered service on 11 November that year. See U-BOATS DESTROYED. This time a direct hit severely damaged the destroyer RCN Athabaskan by a direct hit and the sloop HMS Egret, struck in the aft magazine, which detonated, sinking the ship and killing 197 crew members (plus 35 survivors). The witness from the nearby ship recorded seeing a huge explosion before the Egret rolled over and sank. H.L. The group was attacked by a squadron of 18 Dornier Do 217 carrying Henschel glide bombs. J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN). 164 survivors were picked up by HMAS Parramatta. HMS Landguard and HMS Bideford were the first of the Allied and R.N. J.E.R. The previous day the ships destined for Lisbon had split off. On 24 October 1941 the Gibraltar (and Lisbon) section of the convoy split off. Later this day, Brittanic, Duchess of Bedford and Reina del Pacifico departed Aden eastwards. Hulton, RN) (14 October – 1 November), Banff (Lt.Cdr. HMS Auckland, sister-ship (Photo Ships, click to enlarge) return to Contents List : EGRET-Class Sloop ordered on 19th March 1937 from John I Thornycroft at Woolston under the 1937 Build Programme. Seventy-one survivors were rescued. His Majesty s Troopship Rohna (named after a village in Sonipat, Punjab, in India) was a troop ship carrying U.S. troops that was sunk during World War II, on November 26, 1943. P.M. - Signal was received regarding HMS Egret and HMS Londonderry joining at dark. These included night exercises. See more ideas about royal navy, royal navy ships, warship. Free French sloop / minesweeper Commandant Domine (13 – 24 October), sloops Egret (A/Capt. Sutton, RN). Several merchant ships were detached en-route for other destinations. P.S. 14th Located and sank U334 in position 56.13N 28.20W with HMS … Dyer, DSC, RCN), HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. Egret had been fitted with electronic surveillance equipment designed to monitor Luftwaffe bomber communications and these Y-Service technicians were aboard to operate this equipment. Dechaineux, RAN). Simpson, RNR). Jul 17, 2018 - Explore Mark Hadfield's board "Modified Black Swan Class" on Pinterest. Rayner, DSC, RNVR). 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