164 survivors were picked up by HMAS Parramatta. (9), 3 Nov 1942HMS H 28 (Lt. T.S. Buchanan, RAN) is relieved from AA guard duty near the sinking position of the submarine HMS Unity by HMS Egret (Cdr. HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk on the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. At the outbreak of the Second World War Egret was at Laurenco Marques in East Africa. 23 Aug 1943 On the 23th August 1943, the 40th Escort Group, consisting of the sloops HMS Landguard, HMS Bideford, HMS Hastings and the frigates HMS Exe, HMS Moyola and HMS Waveney were … HMS Landguard and HMS Bideford were the first of the Allied and R.N. An ocean convoy was a sight to behold. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Walker (Cdr. In 1940 Egret was based at Rosyth employed as escort to east coast convoys in the North Sea, and remained at this duty during the Norway campaign. Many of the survivors were rescued by the already bomb damaged Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabascan. A resident of Florida since 1947 he was a local Public Accountant until he retired in 1986. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. H.J. The other destroyer HMS Grenville commanded by Roger Hill was attacked by the Dorniers firing one missile at a time but survived by being able out-turn the bomb. HMS Rother (Cdr. HMS Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. She served during the Second World War before being damaged while fighting a fire on an ammunition ship and written off in 1943. The ship sank in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria… These ships were also attacked by the Germans. Survivors Accounts Press & letters Newsletters Reunions Memorials Related ships Books Poems ... My daddy had been in the Royal Navy for 17 years and had served on HMS Hood, King George V and Egret, and was only on the Barham because he missed his posting due to a problem with his teeth! Harry Bradley Ashley was lost in the sinking of the ship, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Work, RNR), HMS Egret (Cdr. K.L. (These four RAF personnel are typically excluded from published casualty figures.) The other destroyer, Grenville , commanded by Roger Hill , was attacked by the Dorniers firing one missile at a time, but survived by being able out-turn the glide bombs. HMCS Athabaskan continued on at 14 knots, correcting a serious list to starboard. He must have been transferred as he survived the war. Ordered in 1931, the ship was constructed by John I. Thornycroft & Company, and entered naval service in … Wilford, RNR), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. Sclater, RN) departed Gibraltar on 25 October to join the convoy on the 27th. (5), 24 Apr 1941HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Chapters: AHS Centaur, German battleship Scharnhorst, SS Irish Oak, Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109, USS Borie, Japanese battleship Mutsu, USS West Carnifax, Italian battleship Roma, List of shipwrecks in 1943, USS Beatty, SS Storaa, HMS Arrow, SS Norhauk, HMS Eclipse, Japanese submarine I-25, USS Henry R. E.C. A.D. Read, RN), HMS Egret (Capt. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Spry (Lt. M.W. She was briefly employed in hunting for raiders in the Indian Ocean before returning to the UK via Suez and Gibraltar. Bell, RNR). Dechaineux, RAN). C. Pawley, RNVR). HMS Egret (L75) was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class.She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight and was launched on 31 May 1938.. Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile.The Germans had used the Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb for the first time on 25 August 1943 against the 40th Support Group in the Bay of Biscay. HMS Egret (a British Sloop) was sunk. Only 35 survived and for them there was the memory of a tight knit crew they would never see again. Case, DSO, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR), HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. Later this day, Brittanic, Duchess of Bedford and Reina del Pacifico departed Aden eastwards. (11), 16 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Additional ships sunk by Hs 293 missiles prior to Rohna include HMHS Newfoundland, HMS LST-79, SS James W. Marshall, HMS Rockwood, HMS BYMS-72, HMS Dulverton and MV Marsa. There were 233 men on the Royal Navy sloop HMS Egret that was sunk on April 27, 1943. Evans, RN), HMS Pentstemon (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) There were no survivors from the submarine. The convoy arrived at Gibraltar on 1 November. Jul 17, 2018 - Explore Mark Hadfield's board "Modified Black Swan Class" on Pinterest. Additional ships sunk by Hs 293 missiles prior to Rohna include HMHS Newfoundland , HMS LST-79 , SS James W. Marshall , HMS Rockwood , HMS BYMS-72 , HMS Dulverton and MV Marsa . Lentaigne, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. It was difficult work in dangerous waters – but sailors never shirk from rescuing fellow mariners. H.J. Farquhar, RN) and aircraft. 20 Sep 1939Around 1445 hours (zone -3), HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.M. - Signal was received regarding HMS Egret and HMS Londonderry joining at dark. Fellows, SANF(V)), Clover (Lt.Cdr. (3). HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. HMS Egret was sunk in the same incident. Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel, File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands), File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands). Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and conductor noted for his theme music in spaghetti Westerns such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. [6], On 27 August 1943 the 40th Support Group was relieved by the 1st Support Group, consisting of Egret together with the sloop Pelican and the frigates Jed, Rother, Spey and Evenlode. Valentine then proceeded to escort duty with southbound convoy FS 160. The motor cutter of HMCS Haida, which was used to rescue survivors of the sinking of Athabaskan. R.V.E. HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk on the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. 16 Aug 2009My father, Lewis Thompson, was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret. Brock, RCNVR) (14 October – 1 November). 11:45 - HMS Egret joined in 55 30N 07 57W. However, similar glider bombs sunk HMS Egret and severely damaged HMCS Athabaskan, although Athabaskan was saved, the operation was called off. HMS Black Swan, named after the black swan, ... with the fourth 4 inch turret of the Egret class removed to allow addition of a quadruple barrel 2-pounder pom-pom short-range anti-aircraft gun. Please note that we're still working on this section. (12), 18 Aug 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. There were no survivors from the submarine. HMS Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. A.D. Read, RN), made rendez-vous with a troop convoy made up of the liners Brittanic (26943 GRT, built 1930), Duchess of Bedford (20123 GRT, built 1928), Reina del Pacifico (17702 GRT, built 1931) and Strathaird (22281 GRT, built 1932) that at that moment were escorted by HMS Egret (Capt. Firth, USN) and HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. (14). On the 27th of August 1943HMS Egret became the first warship to be sunk by a guided missile. Cook, RN) and HMS Wear (Cdr. At approx 19:40, Egret left off Islay. The ship was launched on 31 May 1938 and completed on 10 November 1938.[3]. She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight, was launched on 31 May 1938, and entered service on 11 November that year. When approaching Freetown the following corvettes joined on 31 October; R.M. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR). Farquhar, RN), HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. Construction and commissioning. Egret served as a convoy escort with the Western Approaches Command from 1940 until her loss in August 1943: She was on anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay when she was sunk by a guided missile in combat, the first ship to be lost in this manner. The minesweeper USS Pioneer rescued 606 survivors of the sinking. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Saxifage (T/Lt. Several sailors were injured on HMS Bideford and one sailor was killed. HMS Egret was sunk in the same incident. Landguard was slightly damaged by a near miss. On 27 August 1943 the 40th Support Group was relieved by the 1st Support Group, consisting of Egret together with the sloop Pelican and the frigates Jed, Rother, Spey and Evenlode. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. 14th Located and sank U334 in position 56.13N 28.20W with HMS … R.V.E. In June 1941 Egret was in dock for a refit before returning to escort duty, In January 1942, she was escorting SL 97 when it came under attack by German aircraft and a group of U-boats. My father, Lewis Thompson, was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret. R.V.E. The ship's construction was delayed by multiple changes in her design after she was laid down. 22 Sep 1939HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.S. (10), 14 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. The weapon a Henschel Hs 293 had first … A.J. This time with 18 Dornier Do-217?s also carrying Henschel Glider Bombs. An escalation of the campaign had seen German and British long-range fighters, and then RN escort groups joining the fray. Several merchant ships were detached en-route for other destinations. D.G.F.W. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Egret and HMS Derg (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) Weston, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. Evans, RN), Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. Title Category Address Description; HMCS Regina: 50 42N, 5 3W: Coronet torpedoed 8 Aug 1944: MV Moanda: 24.44N, 16.48W: Motor Merchant Torpedoed 29 Mar 1943 Case, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR) picked up 3 survivors from the British merchant vessel 'Port Hunter' that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-582 west-south-west of Madeira. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMS Banff (Lt.Cdr. They remained with the convoy until it arrived at Freetown on 5 November. Febr. When Haida quickly departed the area due to the onset of daylight and heightened risk from air and sea attacks, she left behind her motor cutter manned by Leading Seaman W. A. MacLure, Jack Hannam and three volunteers. HMS Egret direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS Athabaskan despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same time. The witness from the nearby ship recorded seeing a huge explosion before the Egret rolled over and sank. Another two days later on the 27th August 1943 the Canadian 5th Support group was relieved by the 1st Support group (Cdr. Arrow was ordered on 6 March 1928 under the 1927 Naval Estimates. E.M. Haes, RN) and HMS Verbena (Lt.Cdr. Lewis E. (Tony) Thompson passed away August 16, 2009. E.F.V. (6). The convoy was reinforced by the Gibraltar Strike Force, an ASW support group, and U-93 was destroyed with no loss to the convoy.[4]. The other destroyer, Grenville, commanded by Roger Hill, was attacked by the Dorniers firing one missile at a time, but survived by being able out-turn the glide bombs. St.J.R.J. (8), 29 Sep 1942HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. (4), 6 Feb 1941HMS H 43 (Lt. I.L.M. Jul 25, 2016 - HMS Egret. 13 Feb 1943 HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. HMS Egret (A/Cdr. HMS Egret sailed down the East Coast at the head of a convoy and Derric went to look at the Thames Estuary as Egret steamed in toward Sheerness: I’ve never forgotten that sight, it was appalling; wherever I looked, I could see the skeletons of dead ships; masts, stems, sterns and, here and there, a lonely bridge protruded from the water. (13). (11), 18 Jul 1943HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. This section includes over 21.000 Allied Warships and over 11.000 Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. Seventy-one survivors were rescued. HMS Egret direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS Athabaskan despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same time. D.A. [11], HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. 30 nautical miles west of Vigo, Spain she was attacked by a squadron of Dornier aircraft, one of which carried and launched the Henschel Hs-293A guided bomb which hit sank Egret in position 42º10'N, 09º22'W, killing 194 of its crew. M.S. The ship was battered but not broken. 12:00 - Oban portion parted company in 55 30N 07 59W, escorted by Tulip. ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London. I miss him. She was the world's first ship to be designed as an aircraft carrier, although the Imperial Japanese Navy's Hōshō was the first to be commissioned and launched. He died in 1960s in Peckham SE London. [6] Bideford was hit and damaged, with one sailor killed, though more serious damage was avoided because the bomb's explosive charge did not fully detonate. HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. G.M. His Majesty s Troopship Rohna (named after a village in Sonipat, Punjab, in India) was a troop ship carrying U.S. troops that was sunk during World War II, on November 26, 1943. [10], Egret's sinking led to the anti-U-boat patrols in the Bay of Biscay being suspended. (Note : 12 ships ware lost from this convoy with 9 U-Boats sunk and five badly damaged.) On completion of these exercises HMS Defender proceeded on patrol in the Aegean to the south of Tenedos Island near the Dandarnelles. Lewis E. (Tony) Thompson passed away August 16, 2009. Notes HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. Most on board – including Norman Smith – perished. Dyer, DSC, RCN), HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. 1 May 1940HMS Valentine (Cdr. A resident of Florida since 1947 he was a local Public Accountant until he retired in 1986. Israel, RNR) and HMS Egret. Built by William Denny & Bros & completed 30/06/38. Davies, RNR) (14 October – 5 November), HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. An attempt was made to establish contact on Manoeuvring Wave, but without success. Class laid up in 1960 when Coastal Forces disbanded; Dark Hero survived as high speed target. HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Egret (A/Capt. J. Byron, DSC, RNR), HMS Egret (Cdr. A.L.F. E.M. Haes, RN) (7), 2 Apr 1942HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. In mid-August 1943 40 EG was on station and came under air attack; on 25 August 1943 the Germans had used their Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb for the first time, against the ships of 40 EG in the Bay of Biscay. Aug 29, 2016 - HMS EGRET has the unfortunate distinction of being the first warship to be sunk by a guided missile. R.V.E. [7][8][9] At the time there were four RAF Y-Service electronics specialists on board, all of whom also died in the attack, thus bringing the total killed to 198. Aubrey, RN) (14 October – 1 November), Leith (Lt.Cdr. HMS Hermes was an aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy.The ship began construction during World War I and finished after the war ended. Sutton, RN). C.R.S. In October Egret took part in Operation Torch, the Allied landings in French North Africa. One of the two covering destroyers, HMCS Athabaskan, was heavily damaged and Egret was sunk with the loss of 194 of her crew. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN) was the first Allied warship to be sunk by a guided missle. Hulton, RN) (14 October – 1 November), Banff (Lt.Cdr. On August 16, 2009 one of the last survivors - if not the last - of HMS Egret died at the age of 88. ships to be attacked and damaged by them. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Egret (Capt. Pryse, RN) and the corvettes HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Conway, RN) and HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. In 2007 he met with the grandson of one of his shipmates that did not make it, Ordenanceman John W. Chapman. [6], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}42°10′N 9°22′W / 42.167°N 9.367°W / 42.167; -9.367, Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy, "The Anti-Ship Missile – A Revolution in Naval Warfare", An article about the remembrance celebrated in 2012, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in August 1943, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Egret_(L75)&oldid=992407598, World War II shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 December 2020, at 03:08. Whilst on anti-submarine duties in the Bay of Biscay, she was attacked by 13 Dornier aircraft one of which released a 293A guided bomb. Simpson, RNR). E.M. Haes, RN) (14 October – 2 November), Fowey (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN) and HMS Egret. The whole operation was covered by the British light cruiser HMS Bermuda. Egret had been fitted with electronic surveillance equipment designed to monitor Luftwaffe bomber communications and these Y-Service technicians were aboard to operate this equipment. She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight, was launched on 31 May 1938, and entered service on 11 November that year. HMS Glory (R62) was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy laid down on 27 August 1942 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast. Jul 22, 2016 - HMS Aukland, one of three Egret class sloops. Shaw, RNR) and Nigella (T/Lt. H.R. The ship sailed into port on 30 August 1943 under her own power. E.M. Haes, RN) and HMS Weston (Cdr.(Retd.) [2][a] Egret was laid down at J. Samuel White's Cowes, Isle of Wight shipyard on 21 September 1937. C.E.L. (1). Sladen, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Malta together with HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. On 24/06/41, whilst escorting the petrol carrier Pass of Balmaha with HMAS Parramatta, came under heavy air attack by JU 87s & sunk near Tobruk. One of the two covering destroyers, HMCS Athabaskan, was heavily damaged and Egret was sunk with … Born in Croydon, England, he served in the British Royal Navy in WWII and was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the HMS Egret by radio bombs in the Bay of Biscay in August , 1943. See the book "Unlucky Lady". Freddie Ensminger was the son of Fred and Mary Ensminger, both of whom had immigrated to America from Russia. He joined HMS Pelican, a new Egret Class Sloop built as a convoy escort and anti-submarine ship when first commissioned in April ... After the survivors had been transferred to MMS 19 there seemed to be a reasonable chance of towing the after part clear of the swept channel and the First Lieutenant called for volunteers to return to secure a line. Freaker, DSO, RD, RNR), HMS Egret, HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel. HMCS Athabaskan (G07): | | | ||| | HMCS |Athabaskan|, date unknown. J.G. J.A. On 24 October 1941 the Gibraltar (and Lisbon) section of the convoy split off. The destroyer HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by HMS Egret and HMS Tanatside (both Royal Navy) and was scuttled. N.F. Anti submarine armament consisted of depth charge throwers with 40 depth charges carried. R.V.E. Henschel Hs 293 was a World War II German anti-ship guided missile: a radio-controlled glide bomb with a rocket engine slung underneath it. She was laid down on 20 August 1928 at the yards of Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness, as Yard No 642. HMS PELICAN (L 86) - Egret-class Sloop. See U-BOATS DESTROYED. Egret had been fitted with electronic surveillance equipment designed to monitor Luftwaffe bomber communications and these Y-Service technicians were aboard to operate this equipment. ... HMS Decoy was a D-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. MacIntyre, DSO, RN) and HMS Egret (A/Capt. HMS Arrow was an A-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. After this loss the U-boat hunt was blown off. Scharnhorst only had 36 survivors out of 1,968 officers and men. Farquhar, RN). Fred Wake was 36 years old when he died and is listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN). Returning to Scapa Flow in December 1943 she escorted convoy JW55A to the Soviet Union (Note: 12 ships ware lost from this convoy with 9 U-Boats sunk and five badly damaged.) (11), 15 Jul 1943HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Many of the survivors were rescued by the already bomb damaged Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabascan. There were 233 men on the Royal Navy sloop HMS Egret that was sunk on April 27, 1943. Volunteer was despatched to search to the northwestward with instructions to return by dark. HMS Rother (Cdr. On the 25th August the Canadian 5th Support Group (Cdr. Hi my name is Spencer Chapman. J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN) and the troop ships they are escorting, Brittanic (26943 GRT, built 1930), Duchess of Bedford (20123 GRT, built 1928), Reina del Pacifico (17702 GRT, built 1931) and Strathaird (22281 GRT, built 1932) arrive at Aden. Designed by the German Professor Herbert Wagner. In December transferred to Western Approaches Command, and was based at Londonderry for escort duty for SL/OS convoys to and from Freetown, in West Africa. ... HMCS Athabaskan took on board the 35 survivors from HMS Egret. Survival odds in hypothermic northern latitudes (especially above the Arctic Circle) HMS Burdock (T/Lt. She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight, was launched on 31 May 1938, and entered service on 11 November that year. See U-BOATS DESTROYED. In 1943 Egret remained on escort duty protecting convoys to and from North Africa; in August 1943, while escorting MKF 20 from Gibraltar, Egret and her escort group were detailed to relieve 40 EG which was operating against U-boats traversing the Bay of Biscay. McGeogh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Egret (A/Capt. This was believed to be the first warship sunk by a … HMT Rohna was not the first casualty of a guided missile, however, as the British HMS Egret was sunk with the loss of 198 men on 27 August the same year by a Henschel Hs 293. The Egret-Class Sloops were a class of three Royal Navy sloops-of-war which were launched in 1938 and served the Second World War: HMS Auckland (L61) (originally HMS Heron), HMS Egret (L75), and HMS Pelican (U86).Like all WWII Royal Navy sloops, they were designed primarily as escort and antisubmarine ships, roughly comparable to a frigate in size, with greater range but lower … Note HMS Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile. Egret's sinking led to the anti-U-boat patrols in the Bay of Biscay being suspended. On 5 March 1937, the British Admiralty ordered two sloops-of-war of a new class, Egret and Auckland as part of the 1936 construction programme. This convoy departed Liverpool on 13 October 1941 for Freetown where it arrived on 5 November 1941. The group was attacked by a squadron of 18 Dornier Do 217 carrying Henschel glide bombs. The glider bomb passed entirely through Athabaskan before detonating on the outside of the ship. HMS Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. 23 Aug 1943On the 23th August 1943 the 40th Escort Group (Cdr. 06:00 - Toward picked up survivors from the Belgian Olympier* from an open boat burning distress flares, approximate position 55 30N 09 10W. Following these exercises she made a practice attack on HMS Egret (Cdr. Additional ships sunk by Hs 293 missiles prior to Rohna include HMHS Newfoundland, HMS LST-79, SS James W. Marshall, HMS Rockwood, HMS BYMS-72, HMS Dulverton and MV Marsa. The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Adjutant (1931 GRT, built 1922), Alderamin (Dutch, 7886 GRT, built 1920), Arlesford (2472 GRT, built 1922), Annavore (Norwegian, 3324 GRT, built 1921), Baluchistan (6992 GRT, built 1940), Baron Cawdor (3638 GRT, built 1935), Baron Ramsay (3650 GRT, built 1929), Brittany (4772 GRT, built 1928), City of Barcelona (5787 GRT, built 1930), City of Dublin (1095 GRT, built 1882), City of Hereford (5101 GRT, built 1927), Cornish City (4952 GRT, built 1936), Cressado (1228 GRT, built 1913), Egba (4989 GRT, built 1914), Empire Glade (7006 GRT, built 1941), Empire Glen (6327 GRT, built 1941), Fagersten (Norwegian, 2342 GRT, built 1921), Filleigh (4856 GRT, built 1928), Fjord (Norwegian, 4032 GRT, built 1914), Graiglas (4312 GRT, built 1940), Guinean (5205 GRT, built 1936), Hadleigh (5222 GRT, built 1930), Harmonides (5237 GRT, built 1920), Harpasa (5082 GRT, built 1934), Ittersum (Dutch, 5199 GRT, built 1938), Leeds City (4758 GRT, built 1927), Leerdam (8815 GRT, built 1921), Leeds City (4758 GRT, built 1927), Leerdam (Dutch, 8815 GRT, built 1921), Loch Ranza (4958 GRT, built 1934), Madras City (5082 GRT, built 1940), Marwarri (8067 GRT, built 1935), Nigerian (5423 GRT, built 1936), Ottinge (2870 GRT, built 1940), Queen Victoria (4937 GRT, built 1936), Rembrandt (5559 GRT, built 1941), Ribera (5559 GRT, built 1940), Rio Blanco (4086 GRT, built 1922), Salabangka (Dutch, 6586 GRT, built 1920), Sheaf Crown (4868 GRT, built 1929), Spero (1589 GRT, built 1922), Stad Amsterdam (Dutch, 3780 GRT, built 1920), Stanmore (4970 GRT, built 1940), Superman (tug, 359 GRT, built 1933), Talthybius (10254 GRT, built 1912), Tintern Abbey (2471 GRT, built 1939), Treworlas (4692 GRT, built 1922) and Willemsplein (Dutch, 5489 GRT, built 1910). H.L. Survivors were rescued by HMS BYMS-2011, HMS BYMS-2014, HMS BYMS-2024 and HMS BYMS-2209 (all Royal Navy). C.N. Free French sloop / minesweeper Commandant Domine (13 – 24 October), sloops Egret (A/Capt. HMS Egret (L75) was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class.She was built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight and was launched on 31 May 1938.. Egret was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided missile.The Germans had used the Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb for the first time on 25 August 1943 against the 40th Support Group in the Bay of Biscay. The group was attacked by a squadron of 18 Dornier Do 217 carrying Henschel glide bombs. with the new German weapon, the Henschel Glider Bombs, (the "Hs293 A-1"). The ship was laid down on 7th September 1937 as Yard No 1177 and launched by Mrs. W Rogers on 12th September 1938. Harry Bradley Ashley was lost in the sinking of the ship, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. R.C. Rayner, DSC, RNVR). An Unavoidable Loss: The Sinking of HMS Egret Alister Waters* I Introduction1 At 1320 on 27 August 1943, the sloop HMS Egret of the Royal Navy was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a German air attack.2 This was the first ship ever to be sunk by a guided bomb, heralding a success for German F.A. J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN). HMS Egret was also sunk, in August 1943, by the first radio-controlled, rocket propelled glide bomb which cut her in half, killing the whole crew of two hundred men.” William Bromage October 2004 Pryse, RNR) and HMS Arctic Explorer (T/Lt. J. Houtsmuller, RNN) departed Gibraltar in the morning of 28 October and they joined the convoy in the afternoon of the next day. Also the covering cruiser HMS Bermuda was relieved by the Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabaskan and the British destroyer HMS Grenville. You can help improve our commands section Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page. (2), 6 Dec 1939During 6 and 7 December 1939, HMS Otway (Cdr. H.L. Only 35 survived and for them there was the memory of a tight knit crew they would never see again. See more ideas about royal navy, royal navy ships, warship. Tweed), consisting of the British frigates HMS Nene, HMS Tweed and the Canadian corvettes HMCS Calgary, HMCS Edmundston and HMCS Snowberry were deployed to relieve the 40th Escort Group. The details of the loss were revealed slowly over time and were only released in full in 1967 following the … J.W. June Atlantic convoy support with Group in continuation. A mistaken appreciation on the part of U boat commander, Adm. Karl Dönitz, had led to U-boats resisting air attack by remaining on the surface and fighting back with anti-aircraft weapons, rather than diving to safety underwater, a policy which led to the loss of a number of boats. Egret returned safely to the UK for a six week re-fit and then joined a new Escort Group, the 44th, on escort duties to the Gambia:. J.E.R. See more ideas about royal navy, royal navy ships, warship. L.J. Received a direct hit and sank quickly with only 35 survivors who were rescued by HMCS ATHABASKAN despite having been damaged by another bomb at the same time. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. HMS Auckland, sister-ship (Photo Ships, click to enlarge) return to Contents List : EGRET-Class Sloop ordered on 19th March 1937 from John I Thornycroft at Woolston under the 1937 Build Programme. HMS Egret was scheduled to be transferred to the New Zealand Navy in 1939 but the outbreak of WWII prevented this. C.R.S. 12 Dec 1941HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. 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