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Discuss Arran Banner: "The Sinking of HMS Dasher" in History on Navy Net; SWing those lamps... On another escort carrier, exercising in that area in early '45, I was told of a Yankee escort that had blown up there, no survivors - while refuelling aircraft or something involving ...
- 25-03-10, 04:51 #11
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Re: Arran Banner: "The Sinking of HMS Dasher"
SWing those lamps...
On another escort carrier, exercising in that area in early '45, I was told of a Yankee escort that had blown up there, no survivors - while refuelling aircraft or something involving fuelling.
On that same ship I'd been told with great glee as a new chum to Russian convoys of Convoy PQ16(?) the one that got wiped.
- Had been O/S so was out of touch with what had happened in Atlantic.
So much for Security. All this was known to them; of course it wasn't exactly shouted from the rooftops.
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It is little wonder that after being given the designation, C.V.E. (Convoy Escort)
The ships companys of these Woolworth Carriers called them,Combustible,Volitile and Expendable.
My Dad served on one of her later Sisters, Pursuer.
Last edited by Rodgersthecabinboy; 12-08-11 at 19:11.I will see you all when I get back on board around Christmas time,I know this as I overheard the Skipper say,It will be a long dark night before he comes back on board this ship!!!!
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27-10-11, 21:16 #17
Some conspiracy theorists have it that the welsh vagrant, destined to become Major Martin RM for Op. Mincemeat, was replaced at the last minute with a similar, but much fresher, corpse recovered from among HMS DASHER's casualties.
Whatever the reason for the aditional 75 year blanket it goes quite against the grain in this, supposedly, 'age of the FOI.'
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