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D-day meteorology

Metman

Midshipman
In the lead-up to D-day the Admiralty positioned two ships to the west of the UK to provide regular weather reports. Their approximate positions were:

53N22W
45N22W

The ships wre on position for a week or so before 6 June. I appreciate this is all very vague, but is there any way of identifying the ships involved?
 

JonnoJonno

Banned
No guarantees but you could get hold of a copy of Staggs 'Forecast for Overlord' (isbn 0711002517). It could be mentioned in there.
 

Metman

Midshipman
Thanks for the suggestion but that's no use I'm afraid; he simply refers to:

"one ship south of Iceland and the other north of the Azores."

I have copies of the Met Office maps for the period, which is how I'm able to identify the the approximate positions. I've also acces to his orginal diary, but that doesn't help as that doersn't include such details.
 

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