First Beira patrol

Fw tanky

Midshipman
Making a claim here for the ship that did the first Beira patrol. it was HMS jaguar and we were on station when Ian Smith declared UDI. Wiki says it was the Lowestoft but the Jag was on station as the only ship in the south Atlantic station. We raced up to Beira and took station without any specific orders and the Skipper had a hell of a time trying to stop various vessels. He had no real powers to take any action and it was a real strain on him.
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Making a claim here for the ship that did the first Beira patrol. it was HMS jaguar and we were on station when Ian Smith declared UDI. Wiki says it was the Lowestoft but the Jag was on station as the only ship in the south Atlantic station. We raced up to Beira and took station without any specific orders and the Skipper had a hell of a time trying to stop various vessels. He had no real powers to take any action and it was a real strain on him.
Just go on Wikipedia, edit the entry and make it right. You have the power.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
Just go on Wikipedia, edit the entry and make it right. You have the power.

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Sorry, couldn't resist :D
 

repoman

War Hero
Did the Beira patrol thingy on Antrim early '73. I had no idea as a baby golly why I was even there. Only years later I found out why. Waste of time, but lots of bronzie bronzies, and a piss up in Mombasa for my efforts.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Did the Beira patrol thingy on Antrim early '73. I had no idea as a baby golly why I was even there. Only years later I found out why. Waste of time, but lots of bronzie bronzies, and a piss up in Mombasa for my efforts.

Preceded by Simostown (and the fire that we never helped with ;)) and followed by International Navy Days - after 3 weeks in Mombers!
 

bobajob

Newbie
Glad to see you guy's are still around. I carried your mail home on a Ellerman vessel. Dropped a few beer in to the RIB when collecting it. Great bronzie weather - but as you say boring after a while. Mombasa was great - only a shadow of itself when it became Maputo.
 

bollotom

War Hero
Glad to see you guy's are still around. I carried your mail home on a Ellerman vessel. Dropped a few beer in to the RIB when collecting it. Great bronzie weather - but as you say boring after a while. Mombasa was great - only a shadow of itself when it became Maputo.

Maputo? Wasn't that Lorenco Marques?(Sp) :cool:
 

PedlarP

Lantern Swinger
There was a stop in Durban between Simonstown and Mombers :)

In Massawa we nearly got creamed by the USS La Salle...the yanks stopped just short of the quarterdeck. Princess Anne came onboard with the Emporer Hailie Selassies...one of the few times I attended the flight deck church service ;)
 
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