I went to Edinburgh where my mum and dad and three sisters and their families were living. He was on board through the D-Day Landings, and was a … )1936: HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) … This list shows 129 warships and 7 types of landing crafts used by the various navies in the Channel during the Battle of Normandy. American Landing Craft Vehicule & Personnel (LCVP) ... HMS Enterprise HMS Frobisher HMS Glasgow HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship) 29.01.1931-(01. Nearly two hundred of the Gneisenaus crew were picked up after she sank, but many of these died as a consequence of their sudden immersion in nearly freezing water. )1932: HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (Mediterranean) 03.1932-(03. HMS Frobisher answered the SOS call, as did Savorgnan de Brazza (Jubelin's … My father, Royden Wells, served on HMS Frobisher from March 1944, embarking from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in spring 1944, through the Suez Canal to UK, and served on Frobisher until it was decommissioned as a training vessel. With US cruiser force covering US Marine landings on Guadalcanal; 84 crew lost (Casualty List) (Battle of Savo Island - Japanese Invasion of Solomon Islands) CORNWALL (Capt P C W Manwaring) and DORSETSHIRE (Capt A W Agar VC), 5th April 1942, Indian Ocean south west of Ceylon (01.54N, 77.45E) - by Japanese … HMS M 3 (submarine) (in reserve, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Ross] 04.10.1930-? The heavy cruiser was a derivative of the basic design prepared for the BROOKLYN (CL 40) - class, similar in characteristic and appearance but with three 8-inch turrets in lieu of the five 6-inch turrets … Returned to Portland 21 June, later to serve as Normandy Accommodation ship. 'We were too young to fear death': Royal Navy veterans aged 90 and 94 are oldest surviving brothers to have fought together on D-Day. One crew member, Petty Officer Trick rapidly drifted away from the overturned hull of the whaler and Terry desperately swam after him. As Belfast hosts a special commemoration for Irish sailors who served in World War One and marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, we look at some of those who played their part. Sunk 18 Aug with loss of 31 crew members. Signalman Royden Wells HMS Frobisher . Image: HMS Frobisher was at 'Sword' beach on D-Day We got three days' leave each. USS WICHITA was the only member of the single-ship WICHITA - class and the first ship in the Navy named after the city in Kansas. Ernie and Johnny Dale were on board HMS Frobisher on June 6, 1944 These pages contain photographs and fact sheets. )1934: HMS Porpoise (submarine) (under construction at Barrow-in-Furness) (and for duty with submarines; and on commissioning) [borne in HMS … Returned to UK 15 Aug. Naval Cadet (ex RN College, Dartmouth), training in HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser) 21.01.1936-(02. This is a list of warships which took part in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. HMS Frobisher [1920] + Cruiser + Training & Depot Ship + After Bombardment task was Depot Ship at Mulberry B. Torpedoed off Courseilles 9 Aug. Ernie and Johnny Dale from Maidstone were one of two sets of brothers serving on board HMS Frobisher off the Normandy beaches on D-Day. Following an aborted attempt at refuelling from Cedar Mills, the fuel tank cover was not properly secured by a sailor who had been badly knocked about by the weather (Force 10), the cover eventually came off and the ship took on a severe list. The survivors declared that nearly six hundred men had been killed outright onboard, and that the entire upper deck of the ship had been shot away. 1 Battleships 2 Heavy cruisers 3 Light cruisers 4 Destroyers and escorts 5 Other warships 6 Notes and references Seven battleships took part: four British and three US: USSArkansas, eastern Omaha Beach (Wyomingclass, 26,100 tons, main … All the crew were thrown into the sea.