20 results found for: Midget Submarines

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FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…but Magennis insisted that he was the diver and he would go. Armed with a spanner, he climbed out again and in five minutes — the longest five minutes of Fraser’s life — he released the charge. MIDGET SUBMARINES. 17 AND 18 DECEMBER 1944, ROSYTHESAY BAY. MIDGET SUBMARINE OFFICERS, MEN,…

PALLOT, Peter (#304)

…sweeping the approaches of Port Augusta, Catania, Messina, Reggio di Calabria, Taranto (where so much of the Italian Navy ships were, including their pioneer midget submarines), Bari (going into that port just after the explosion when an American ammunition ship with 500 and 1,000lb aircraft bombs exploded catastrophically, killing over…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…rapidity into diving & the service of our “U” CLASS SUMARINES, in MEDITERRANEAN out of MALTA where, in smoother clearer waters, vulnerability and losses were higher; Jack served in HM SUBMARINES UNBEATEN (had three GUN ACTIONS with their 12 pdr, when they had to rapidly surface), SEALION (bombed Apr42 when…

GOULD, Thomas W (#94)

…the submarine’s Wikipedia entry In the early hours of the morning, when Thrasher altered course across the swell and began to roll heavily, banging noises were heard from above, as though some heavy object were loose and rolling about. It was found that there was a bomb, probably weighing about…

ALLINSON, Lawrence (#244)

…seeing them grow from skeleton to fitting out, including AIRCRAFT CARRIERS (ILLUSTRIOUS, 1938), CAPITAL SHIPS & LINERS to many SUBMARINES (he particularly remembered their Captains coming to take them on final acceptance and Lt Cdr Alastair MARS, the “U” UPHOLDER (which would become a war loss, 540/730 tons, 31 complement,…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

…radars for night-fighting and the detection of ships and submarines. Young Robert Handbury Brown His contributions included his work on the polarisation of radio waves, crucial in determining the optimum configuration of the radar aerials on all the early air-to-surface equipment operated by Coastal Command. Without his discovery, the range…

SQUANCE, Sidney J (#247)

…RN represents ALL ARTIFICERS, the CREWS of the BATTLESHIPS, and specifically the traditional role of NAVAL GUNNERY (with RN neglecting newer Cinderella “AIRCRAFT” &, with its powerful FLEET, having hoped to negotiate the SUBMARINES away by treaty interwar), here specifically its big 16″ GUNS (shell wt 2,0501b & range 39,100yds…

MACKENZIE, Hugh Stirling (#141)

…please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. RNC at 13 in 1927, bigger ships & 1935 SUBs, WW2 Cdr of THRASHER in MED & TANTALUS Far East 1941-45 Representing HM SUBMARINES

RICE, FC (#253)

…MERCHANT SHIPPING, but also almost 700,000 tons of JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS, FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, a BATTLESHIP, 4 JEEP CARRIERS, 2 CRUISERS, 47 DESTROYERS, 40 FRIGATES, 23 SUBMARINES, 20 SUB-CHASERS, 3 SUB TENDERS, 5 SEAPLANE TENDERS, plus MINESWEEPERS, NET TENDERS, Large LANDING CRAFT, MTBs and MLs ete – the price of…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

…and engine development, serving throughout WW2 as well; Philip flew on patrol often at 1,200ft with his 2301b bomb and two pigeons and 100 feet of copper cable for communications – on the lookout for submarines and mines during the war and mines even after the Armistice, he would alight…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…period for the RAF. These included withdrawal from bases east of Suez; the cancellation of major aircraft projects; and the dismantling of the strategic nuclear bomber force which he had done so much to nurture. (The cut had been made so that the Navy’s Polaris submarines could take over Britain’s…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…of JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS, FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, a BATTLESHIP, 4 JEEP CARRIERS, 2 CRUISERS, 47 DESTROYERS, 40 FRIGATES, 23 SUBMARINES, 20 SUB-CHASERS, 3 SUB TENDERS, 5 SEAPLANE TENDERS, plus MINESWEEPERS, NET TENDERS, Large LANDING CRAFT, MTBs and MLs ete – the price of this success though was to be 3,505…

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Chrystabel (#150)

…the side of tanks and aircraft. Submarines left port with several months’ advance supply of strip, which was doled out to them in a daily ration. Christabel Leighton-Porter liked to believe that the character’s popularity was due to her healthy, girl-next-door appeal, but in truth Jane’s admirers (as ever with…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…international pressure, and Argentina joined other Latin American countries and declared war on Germany and Japan, but by this time the war was all but over, on 27th March 1945. Brazil was under its dictator Getúlio Vargas maintained its neutrality until August 1942. After German submarines attacked Brazilian ships in…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…greatly enhanced the effectiveness of British anti-aircraft defences. Sam Curran (right) with Bruno Touschek. (Credit: The Touschek Family) Subsequently, be worked on developing short-wave (centimentric) radar, which was crucial to night-fighter interception of bombers and to location by aircraft of German submarines during the Battle of the Atlantic. In 1944….

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…DSO DFC* DFM transferred to Coastal Command and sank two enemy submarines and much shipping and another crew member, W/Op Plt Off Robert Horsley DFC and a name mistake on his citation allowed a return to Ops for further tours and transfer to No.617 Squadron.’ [ARP] Mme. Andrée Antoine DUMON…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…505 ESCORTS, plus 211 SUBMARINES and additionally 2,751 Liberty ships were constructed between 1941 and 1945 in 16 US Shipyards, 1,921 small US Navy Patrol craft (submarine chasers, torpedo boats and crash boats), 882 Minesweepers, 44,912 Landing Craft, 617 Small Auxiliaries, and there were 329 US Coast Guard Vessels and…

Background

…on Gliders, as guerrillas and resistance fighters; in jungles and as pathfinders, on the Kindertransport and in tanks; aboard Liberty ships and midget submarines, developing radar, and running VIP flights… almost all the elements of this global war are represented. From soldiers and civilians to sailors and scientists, the range…

Naval & Naval Air

…VC, XE-3 MIDGET SUB attack JAP Cruiser TAKAO #218 Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS Commodore Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS DSC* CD** US LofM RN & RCN NOVA SCOTIA. 803, 759, 801 & 807 SQNs, HMS Glorious’ SKUAS Bombing of Königsberg, BERGEN, FURIOUS, N.AFRICA ,CDR OP TRG in South Africa #206 Philip D GICK…

Civilians and War Production

#244 Lawrence ALLINSON Mr Lawrence ALLINSON MACHINE CAULKER as father VICKERS ARMSTRONG BARROW 51 years, BUILT WARSHIPS, CARRIERS, LINERS, SUBMARINES as UPHOLDER for Lieutenant Commander Alastair Mars DSO, DSC* #64 Margaret BLYTH Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie’ BLYTH (née EDWARDES-JONES) Cryptographer, and sister of Air Marshall Sir Humphrey ‘EJ’ Edwardes-Jones, first SPITFIRE…

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