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E.M. Haes, RN) (7), 2 Apr 1942HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. The ship reached Devonport, where she remained under repair until 10 Nov 1943; returning to Scapa Flow in Dec 1943. R.V.E. (11), 16 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. J.V. There were no survivors from the submarine. 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. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.C. 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 Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. 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! In 2007 he met with the grandson of one of his shipmates that did not make it, Ordenanceman John W. Chapman. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. 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. 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). The glider bomb passed entirely through Athabaskan before detonating on the outside of the ship. [2][a] Egret was laid down at J. Samuel White's Cowes, Isle of Wight shipyard on 21 September 1937. 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. At the outbreak of the Second World War Egret was at Laurenco Marques in East Africa. 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. 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. J.W. 22 Sep 1939HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.S. Lewis E. (Tony) Thompson passed away August 16, 2009. with the new German weapon, the Henschel Glider Bombs, (the "Hs293 A-1"). L.J. Some survivors recount that the ship was initially struck by shore-battery gunfire, and then by a torpedo. Many of the survivors were rescued by the already bomb damaged Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabascan. Cook, RN) and HMS Wear (Cdr. 23 Aug 1943On the 23th August 1943 the 40th Escort Group (Cdr. C.R.S. See more ideas about royal navy, royal navy ships, warship. Following these exercises she made a practice attack on HMS Egret (Cdr. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. Only 35 survived and for them there was the memory of a tight knit crew they would never see again. An escalation of the campaign had seen German and British long-range fighters, and then RN escort groups joining the fray. He must have been transferred as he survived the war. 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 [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. Harry Bradley Ashley was lost in the sinking of the ship, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Several sailors were injured on HMS Bideford and one sailor was killed. Built by William Denny & Bros & completed 30/06/38. Fred Wake was 36 years old when he died and is listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 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:. Evans, RN), HMS Pentstemon (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) Also the covering cruiser HMS Bermuda was relieved by the Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabaskan and the British destroyer HMS Grenville. [1] She was launched on 27 November 1943[1] by Lady Cynthia Brookes, wife of the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. 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 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. J.G. Hi my name is Spencer Chapman. On the 25th August the Canadian 5th Support Group (Cdr. HMS Hermes was an aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy.The ship began construction during World War I and finished after the war ended. 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. 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. A.D. Read, RN), HMS Egret (Capt. H.J. A.L.F. 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. Freaker, DSO, RD, RNR), HMS Egret, HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. (3). HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. C.R.S. Brock, RCNVR) (14 October – 1 November). The previous day the ships destined for Lisbon had split off. Farquhar, RN) and aircraft. Cooper, RNR). HMS Burdock (T/Lt. Febr. 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. A mistaken appreciation on the part of U boat commander, Adm. Karl Dönitz, had led to U-boats resisting air attack by remaining on the surface and fighting back with anti-aircraft weapons, rather than diving to safety underwater, a policy which led to the loss of a number of 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. J. Renwick, DSO, RNR), HMS Dianthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Only 35 survived and for them there was the memory of a tight knit crew they would never see again. Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page. 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. An attempt was made to establish contact on Manoeuvring Wave, but without success. 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. 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. Hulton, RN) (14 October – 1 November), Banff (Lt.Cdr. On completion of these exercises HMS Defender proceeded on patrol in the Aegean to the south of Tenedos Island near the Dandarnelles. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. See the book "Unlucky Lady". 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. These ships were also attacked by the Germans. D.A. 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. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Egret (Capt. There were 233 men on the Royal Navy sloop HMS Egret that was sunk on April 27, 1943. The details of the loss were revealed slowly over time and were only released in full in 1967 following the … (9), 3 Nov 1942HMS H 28 (Lt. T.S. 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. 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. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR). The ship was battered but not broken. McGeogh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Egret (A/Capt. Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and conductor noted for his theme music in spaghetti Westerns such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. 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. R.V.E. Landguard was slightly damaged by a near miss. The motor cutter of HMCS Haida, which was used to rescue survivors of the sinking of Athabaskan. Firth, USN) and HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. Simpson, RNR). (11), 15 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. 14th Located and sank U334 in position 56.13N 28.20W with HMS … HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMS Banff (Lt.Cdr. Dyer, DSC, RCN), HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. Rayner, DSC, RNVR). HMS Egret (a British Sloop) was sunk. An ocean convoy was a sight to behold. 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. Escort was initially provided by the following warships; Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. She was laid down on 20 August 1928 at the yards of Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness, as Yard No 642. HMS Egret (A/Cdr. 11:45 - HMS Egret joined in 55 30N 07 57W. This convoy departed Liverpool on 13 October 1941 for Freetown where it arrived on 5 November 1941. The group was attacked by a squadron of 18 Dornier Do 217 carrying Henschel glide bombs. The whole operation was covered by the British light cruiser HMS Bermuda. (11), 18 Jul 1943HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. (Note: 12 ships ware lost from this convoy with 9 U-Boats sunk and five badly damaged.) Farquhar, RN). (4), 6 Feb 1941HMS H 43 (Lt. I.L.M. Survivors were rescued by HMS BYMS-2011, HMS BYMS-2014, HMS BYMS-2024 and HMS BYMS-2209 (all Royal Navy). Survival odds in hypothermic northern latitudes (especially above the Arctic Circle) This being the first time of their being brought into action against Allied ships. He passed away last year at the age of 88. Conway, RN) and HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. The ship sailed into port on 30 August 1943 under her own power. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Saxifage (T/Lt. Lewis E. (Tony) Thompson passed away August 16, 2009. C.N. Several merchant ships were detached en-route for other destinations. When approaching Freetown the following corvettes joined on 31 October; ... HMS Decoy was a D-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. Ordered in 1931, the ship was constructed by John I. Thornycroft & Company, and entered naval service in … 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. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN) and HMS Egret. The destroyer HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. On 24 October 1941 the Gibraltar (and Lisbon) section of the convoy split off. 12 Dec 1941HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Aug 29, 2016 - HMS EGRET has the unfortunate distinction of being the first warship to be sunk by a guided missile. This time with 18 Dornier Do-217?s also carrying Henschel Glider Bombs. [7][8][9] At the time there were four RAF Y-Service electronics specialists on board, all of whom also died in the attack, thus bringing the total killed to 198. E.C. Scharnhorst only had 36 survivors out of 1,968 officers and men. Bell, RNR). The witness from the nearby ship recorded seeing a huge explosion before the Egret rolled over and sank. 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 ( … Brewer) consisting of the sloops HMS Pelican, HMS Egret and the frigates HMS Jed, HMS Rother, HMS Spey and HMS Evenlode. D.G.F.W. (6). (Note : 12 ships ware lost from this convoy with 9 U-Boats sunk and five badly damaged.) (10), 14 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. 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. [11], HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. H.J. Israel, RNR) and HMS Egret. Harry Bradley Ashley was lost in the sinking of the ship, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Walker (Cdr. C.R.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 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 Egret was sunk in the same incident. You can help improve our commands section 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. 12:00 - Oban portion parted company in 55 30N 07 59W, escorted by Tulip. HMS Egret was sunk in the same incident. R.V.E. One of the two covering destroyers, HMCS Athabaskan, was heavily damaged and Egret was sunk with … The ship exploded violently and was immediately destroyed, with the loss of 194 men. 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. 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