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HMS Lightfoot - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Lightfoot

Name : HMS Lightfoot
Laid Down : 18th August 1942
Launched : 14th November 1942
Completed : 19th October 1943
Type : Minesweeper
Class : Algerine
Builder : Toronto Shipbuilding Ltd.
Country : UK
Pennants : J288
Fate : 1946 Returned control USN; 1947 Sold to Greece renamed to. NAVMAHOS; 1974 Sunk as target

6th MSF

Timeline Entries :


9th December 1941 - Ordered in Canada
14th December 1942 - Launched
6th January 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Trevor Montagu Williams, RNR In Command
24th June 1944 - T/A/Lt.Cdr. Adam Steel Drysdale, RNVR In Command
1946 - Returned

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Database Currently Holds : 6249 ships and 6262 crew!

Last edited : 18:16, November 29, 2010
By : Clive S Cottam

First Added : 18:14, November 29, 2010
By : Clive S Cottam

 

 

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 Chinook helicopters based at RAF Odiham approach the landing site on the Al Faw peninsula, Iraq on the night of 20th March 2003 to insert Royal Marines to secure the oil terminal.  Operation HOUGHTON, as it was known, was part of the early stages of Operation TELIC, the campaign to rid the country of Saddam Hussein.  The strength of the enemy ground forces was unknown.  The formation of 5 aircraft inserted 200 Royal Marines in 3 waves in 2 minutes and was led by Squadron Leader Steve Carr flying Bravo November, the same aircraft that was so successful during the Falklands War in 1982.  For leading the assault Squadron Leader Carr was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross
Chinooks Approaching the Al Faw Peninsula, Iraq by David Rowlands. (GL)
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 On the very day that half the Italian battle fleet was destroyed in Taranto harbour, the Corpo Aereo Italiano mounted their biggest raid on mainland Britain from their base in Belgium with twenty Fiat BR.20s bombers, escorted by almost one hundred fighters taking to the air on 11th November 1940.  Bad weather over Belgium forced more than half of the fighter cover to abort and return to base, leaving just 42 Fiat CR.42 biplanes to supply cover.  Hurricanes of 46 and 257 Sqns were scrambled to repel the attackers, the Italians suffering terrible losses with no British casualties being reported.  Here, 46 Sqn Hurricanes claim a BR.20, this one jointly destroyed by Pilot Officer Leggett, Pilot Officer Hedley and Sergeant Walker.

An Eye For An Eye by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 One of 6,176 Halifaxes built during World War II, NA337(2P-X) was shot down over Norway on 23rd April 1945.  In 1995 it was recovered from the lake that had been its watery home for fifty years and has now been restored by the Halifax Aircraft Association in Ontario, Canada.

Halifax Mk.III NA337 by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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Major Rudolf Rudi Sinner of STAB.III/JG7 attacking B-17s of 91st Bomb Group during March 1945.  Attacking in a Kette of three aircraft from behind and below targeting the tailenders and rising over the B-17s.  Avoiding any debris and evading the incoming fighter escort, who are dropping down from their top cover positions.  Rudolf Sinner acheived a total of 39 victories, including two in the Me262.

Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian (GS)
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 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, </a>the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Sqn Ldr James Leathart watches another of his victims, a Heinkel He.111, slowly roll over in its death throes above the beaches near Dunkirk on 21st May 1940, flying Spitfire Mk.1 P9389 (KL-A) of 54 Sqn, based at Hornchurch.  All but one of his many claimed victories were scored in this aircraft which was eventually lost in October 1940 whilst being flown by Plt Off C Stewart, who baled out and survived the incident relatively unscathed.

A Quick Despatch by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Fokker DR.1 Triplane 425/17 of Manfred von Richthofen, accompanied by a Fokker. D.VII wingman, swoops from a high patrol early in 1918. 425/17 was the aircraft in which the Red Baron finally met his end in April of that year, no fewer than 17 of his victories having been scored in his red-painted triplane.

Final Days by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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With her pennant number GO4 painted out to accommodate a western approaches camouflage the destroyer HMS Onslaught punches her way through a heavy swell during escort duties in the north Atlantic

HMS Onslaught by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The only Type 82 destroyer to be built for the Royal Navy, HMS Bristol (D23) was designed for a role that never materialised, the rest of her class being cancelled when the intended CVA-01 class of aircraft carriers that she was intended to escort and defend were themselves cancelled in the late 1960s.  Bristol enjoyed a long and varied career however, her size making her a suitable flagship for <i>Operation Ocean Safari 81</i> before going in for a refit and joining the Royal Navy Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands Campaign.  Paid off in 1991, she is now moored permanently at Whale Island, Portsmouth, as a training ship.  HMS Bristol is depicted here slipping quietly out of Portsmouth Harbour in the 1970s.

HMS Bristol departing Portsmouth by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood at the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.  The Bismarck would later be attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, damaging her stearing and allowing her to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  The once proud German battleship would be ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck and finally finished by HMS Dorsetshire with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Launched in Barrow in Furness on 22nd August 1929, the Parthian Class submarine HMS Poseidon (P99) was destined to meet a tragic fate on 9th June 1931 when she was inexplicably involved in a collision with a Chinese freighter in the Bohai Sea during exercises in clear visibility.  31 of her crew managed to get into the water before the submarine sank, whilst a further eight escaped from the submerged vessel.  Two of these didn't make it to the surface and one died later in hospital, making a tragic total of 21 deaths in this extraordinary tragedy.  HMS Poseidon is depicted here in happier times, moving off from her depot ship as the night sky closes in.

HMS Poseidon by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 It is September 18th, 1805, off Plymouth.  Led by the 74-gun HMS Thunderer, with HMS Ajax astern, HMS Victory, with Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson aboard, begins her journey south to join the rest of the British fleet off Cadiz where the combined French and Spanish fleets lay blockaded.  This was the prelude to the Battle of Trafalgar and the last time Nelson would see his beloved England.

Hearts of Oak Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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HMS King George V and HMS Rodney chase down the crippled German battleship, Bismarck, and within hours they will go into action.

The Chase, 27th May 1941 by Randall Wilson (P)
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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (YB)
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Supported by the Highland Chiefs with twelve hundred highlanders present. Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard at Glenfinnan on the 19th August  1745. This was the start of the Forty Five which would end with the defeat of the Jacobite Army on Drumossie Moor at the battle of Culloden 16th April 1746.

Raising the Standard at Glenfinnan, by Mark Churms. (P)
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Queen Elizabeth 1st, Queen of England at the time of the Spanish Armada during the English Spanish wars and the Netherlands War of Independence, who sent troops under the Earl of Leicester, Robert Sidney, to aid the Dutch in 1586. Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII.  Elizabeth 1st was born on the 7th September 1533 and her mother was Anne Boleyne (who was executed three years after Elizabeth was born)  Queen Elizabeth ruled from 7th september 1533 until her death on the 17th November 1558, she was the seventh and last Tudor to rule England and Ireland.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England portrait in the style of George Gower. (GS)
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 The 13th Light Dragoons cross a small river as part of Wellingtons armies advance on Vittoria in June 1813 during the Peninsula Campaign.

Advance on Vittoria by Chris Collingwood (GS)
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 Showing Captain Wombwell engaging the 1st Ural Cossacks behind the Russian artillery.

Officer 17th Lancers, Balaclava 1854 by Mark Churms.
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Heroically standing their ground against the French Artillery the 27th were described after the battle as lying dead in a square.

The 27th Foot (Inniskilling) at Waterloo by Brian Palmer (GS)
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 The battle of Austerlitz was fought on a cold Winters day just a few miles east of Brunn in Moravia on the 2nd December 1805. This was the climax to the great campaign of 1805. Fought between the French who defeated the Russian and Austrian Armies.
The Battle of Austerlitz by Carl Vernet. (Y)
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 Aubers / Neuve Chapelle -1500- The 1st battalion, Black Watch, brought in to relieve the shattered 2nd Brigade, go over the top and advanced at the double across no -mans land.  Suffering heavy casualties from the incessant German machine gun fire, elements of the regiment plunged into the German  trenches just as the bombardment lifted.  A desperate battle then took place for the German position, the outnumbered Highlanders fighting tenaciously; elements of the regiment even reached the German second line.  In spite of their superhuman bravery, and being reinforced by two companies of the Camerons, sheer German numbers proved to be overwhelming for the Black Watch; every single highlander being killed or wounded in defending this hard won position.

Remember that you are Scottish! Aubers Ridge, 9th May 1915 by Jason Askew. (GS)
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A scout of the French Dragoons in the uniform of the time of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years War.
La Vedette Des Dragons Sous Louis XV by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
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GIAA2550GS.  The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken.
The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken. (GS)
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 The 1991 Grand Prix season started with great public expectations supporting, encouraging and urging on Britains one and only Nigel Mansell to win the Formula One World Championship. In the race at Silverstone a fired up Mansell was dominant in front of the ecstatic home crowd winning the race with such style and aplomb. His arch rival Ayrton Senna was completely outclassed and to add insult to injury he ran out of fuel on the last lap, finishing fourth behind our hero. In an unprecedented gesture, Nigel stopped on his victory lap and picked up Senna to get him safely back to the pits through the thronging crowd, so creating one of the most memorable moments in the history of Formula One. Disappointments were to follow throughout the season and it would not be until 1992 that Nigel would eventually lift the coveted crown.

Mansells Taxi Service by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 Ayrton Senna corners hard to the right in his Honda McLaren.

Senna Number One by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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GIPN0129GL. A Village Celebrity, 1883 by Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923) (GL)

A Village Celebrity, 1883 by Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923) (GL)
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Portrait of Michael Schumacher by Robert Tomlin. (P)
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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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 Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.  Jaguar Cosworth R1s

Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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