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HMS Halsted - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Halsted

Name : HMS Halsted
Laid Down : 28th July 1943
Launched : 14th October 1943
Completed : 3rd November 1943
Type : Frigate
Class : Captain
Builder : Bethlehem, Higham, Mass
Country : UK
Pennants : K556
Fate : Bow blown off when torpedoed by German E-Boats Jaguar and Mowe, off Cherbourg 11th June 1944. Written off as Constructive Total Loss and used for spares, scrapped March 1947.
Later became : USS Reynolds

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HMS Halsted, January 1944.

Timeline Entries :


28th July 1943 - Laid down at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
14th October 1943 - Launched
3rd November 1943 - Commissioned
3rd November 1943 - Pennant K556
25th February 1944 - Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN Assumed Command
11th June 1944 - Torpedoed in the English Channel by a German Motor Torpedo Boat
11th June 1944 - Declared a total loss and used for spare parts
3rd July 1944 - Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN Relinquished Command
3rd July 1944 - T/Lt. William Richard Fowler, RNVR Assumed Command
October 1944 - T/Lt. William Richard Fowler, RNVR Relinquished Command

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Last edited : 19:51, November 16, 2012
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 11:29, December 16, 2010
By : kc

 

 

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 In action over Germany - Jim Howard, CO of 356th FS bags another bogey.
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 Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 2010.

Apaches by Graeme Lothian. (GL)
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 Originally conceived by Sir Frederick Handley Page as a jet bomber as long ago as 1945, the project that would evolve into the HP.80 was to become one of the RAF's most enduring types. Named the <i>Victor</i>, the prototype first took to the air in December 1952, entering service with the RAF in 1957.  Incredibly, the last <i>Victor</i> was retired in 1993, the type having metamorphosed from bomber to tanker in the course of its long career, perhaps its most notable achievement being support for the longest-range bombing mission in history when a <i>Vulcan</i> bombed the runway at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, in 1982, flying from Ascension Island.

Big Vic by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 From 1915 to 1917, there existed a very real threat of a bombing campaign on mainland Britain as the giant German airships drifted silently and menacingly across the English Channel and the North Sea to deliver their deadly cargo on the towns and cities of the east coast. Countermeasures were soon put into action as powerful searchlights picked out the Zeppelins for the anti-aircraft batteries and RFC pilots to pour their unrelenting fire into the raiders, sometimes with little effect, sometimes with catastrophic results. Here, 2nd Lieutenant Brandons BE.2 climbs for position, its exhaust pipes aglow in the dark, whilst flak bursts all around the massive bulk of the L.33 as she passes over the east end of London on the night of 23 / 24th September 1916.

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A solo spitfire flies through the clouds over southern England.
Give Us Spitfires by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Adolf Galland fought in the great Battles of Poland, France and Britain, leading the famous JG26 Abbeville Boys. He flew in combat against the RAFs best including Douglas Bader, Bob Stanford Tuck and Johnnie Johnson. In 1941, at the age of 29, he was promoted to Inspector of the Fighter Arm. In 1942 Hitler personally selected Galland to organise the fighter escort for the Channel Dash mission. He became the youngest General in the German High Command but open disagreements with Hermann Goering led to his dismissal at the end of 1944. He reverted to combat flying, forming the famous JV44 wing flying the Me262 jet fighter, and was the only General in history to lead a squadron into battle. With 104 victories, all in the West, Adolf Galland received the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

Adolf Galland by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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Personnel from the Joint Helicopter Support Unit controlling a 105mm Light Gun lift, with Boeing HC2 Chinook helicopters of the Royal Air Force, as part of the Implementation Force in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.  This was during Operation RESOLUTE which commenced in December 1995.

Gun Lift at Mrkonjic Grad by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Albatros DIII of Godwin Brumowski about to shoot down a Caquot balloon.

Oberleutnant Godwin Brumowski by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Fairey Swordfish I, L9726 4M of 818 Sqn, HMS Ark Royal pulls a tight, climbing turn through a hail of anti-aircraft fire as its torpedo strikes home, jamming the steering gear of the mighty Bismarck and setting in motion the beginning of her dramatic end.

Bismarck by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 The newly converted Command Helicopter Cruiser HMS Blake leaves Grand Harbour Malta at the end of the 1960s.  In the background, the old Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth lies at anchor at the very end of her long career.

HMS Blake by Ivan Berryman.
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  T class submarine HMS Thorn surfaces during the work up exercises off the west coast of Scotland in late 1941. Taking part is an escort sloop of the Black Swan class and a Sunderland from 201 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command.

Working Up by Robert Barbour.
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Wednesday, April 10th, 1912. The mighty liner Titanic is shown at anchor in Cherbourg Harbour, all lights ablaze.  Due to her size, she can't pull into port as the piers are too small.  Instead, she is anchored offshore.  Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic.  Mail is brought aboard.  By 8:30 p.m. the anchor is raised and the Titanic leaves for Queenstown, Ireland.

RMS Titanic at Cherbourg by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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. (GL)
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HMS Duke of York keeping station on the starboard bow of HMS Intrepid, as air defence ship.

HMS Duke of York by Randall Wilson (GS)
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Midday, 21st October 1805, and Admiral Collingwoods flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal Sovereign, breaks the allied line and delivers a shattering broadside on the Spanish flagship Santa Anna. Making great speed, Collingwoods ship had breached the Franco-Spanish line some distance ahead of the rest of his van and the Royal Sovereign suffered heavily as she quickly drew the attentions of three French and three Spanish ships. To her starboard, the French Indomitable can be seen firing into the British flagship while, astern of the Santa Anna, Belleisle and Fougueux are engaging ahead of Mars, Monarca and Pluton.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 HMS Norfolk and HMS Belfast of Force I are shown engaging the Scharnhorst which has already been hit and disabled by both HMS Duke of York and the cruiser HMS Jamaica.  Scharnhorst was never to escape the clutches of the British and Norwegian forces for, having been slowed to just a few knots by numerous hits, fell victim to repeated torpedo attacks by the allied cruisers and destroyers that had trapped the German marauder.

HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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On the 11th January 1879, a British Force under the command of Lord Chelmsford crossed the Buffalo River into Zululand.  A small garrison was left at Rorkes Drift.  The force consisted of 1600 British troops, mainly from the 1st and 2nd Battalions 24th Regiment, and 2500 native soldiers.  A tented camp was established at Isandhlwana Hill.  At 4am on the morning of 22nd January, Lord Chelmsford took half his force to reconnoitre to southeast in search of main Zulu army.  Just after 8am a force of 25000 Zulu warriors attacked the remainder of the force in the camp.  Surprised, outnumbered by more than six to one, in a position offering little defence, the defenders were soon overpowered and a dreadful slaughter ensued.  A few men escaped and re-crossed the Buffalo River to safety.  Victoria Crosses were awarded to Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, who saved the Queens Colour of the 1st/24th and to Private Wassell, 90th Foot, who saved a comrade while escaping across the Buffalo River.

Battle of Isandhlwana by Charles Fripp (GL)
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Battle of Crecy  26th August 1346. On 12th July Edward III landed in Normandy with his army and marching north plundered the countryside. King Philip VI assembled an army to stop Edward and tracked them across the Somme River. When Edward reached Crecy he stopped and ordered his army to take up defensive positions. King Philip surveyed the English positions and decided to postpone his attack until August 27th. However, the French vanguard pressed forward too far and so committed the entire army to the battle. The hired Genoese crossbowmen began the assault but came under severe attack from the English longbows and so fled to the rear. King Philip then ordered his cavalry to charge resulting in a huge loss of horse and man under the barrage of arrows which rained down on them. By the end of the night after several unsuccessful assaults the French army was reduced by a third and King John of Luxemburg was dead. Edward then turned towards Calais.

Battle of Crecy by Brian Palmer. (GS)
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 Hauptsturm fuhrer Fritz Klingenberg, and the men of 2nd SS Divisions Motorcycle Reconnaissance battalion stop at the swollen banks of the River Danube. The following day he and six men, a broken down radio, and totally unsupported were to capture the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade.

The Magician, Balkans, 11th April 1941 by David Pentland. (GS)
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Driven by revenge for the brutal treatment she had suffered at the hands of the Romans, Queen Boadicea led the Iceni and her allies the Trinovantas in open revolt. The IX Legion Hispania was despatched to suppress the insurrection but were ambushed en route. Only the commander Petilius Cerealis, and a handful of cavalry escaped.

Ambush of the IX Legion by Brian Palmer (GS)
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  Arthur Wellesley is shown in his uniform of Lt. General (with the most honourable Order of the Bath) at the time of the Battle of Vimiero 21st August 1808.

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 As allied forces pressed inland towards Caen, the 21st panzer Division launched a counterattack along a narrow three mile corridor between the Canadians on Juno beach and the British on Sword. the charge led by fifty tanks of 22nd panzer regiment and supporting Panzer grenadiers was engaged on its eastern flank by heavy British anti tank fire and the bulk of the force was pinned down or destroyed. ultimately only six PZ IVs and a company of infantry mannered to reach the coast at lion sur mer. their stay however was short lived and within a few hours the arrival of the transports and gliders of the British 6th Airborne directly overhead forced the entire division to pull back for fear of being trapped.

Dash to the Sea, November 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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Leading 30th Corps assault across the Seine at Vernon, 43rd Wessex Division gained an initial foothold on the east bank.  Heroic efforts however by the Royal Engineers of 71st, 72nd and 73rd Field Companies, succeeded in constructing a Class 9 Bailey bridge (David, shown left) and a Second Class 40 bridge (Goliath, shown right)  Despite constant enemy fire this amazing feat was achieved in only 2 days, and allowed 15/19th Hussars Cromwells and 4.7th Dragoons Guards Shermans to cross just in time to repulse a serious German counter attack by Tiger IIs of SS Panzer Abteilung 101.

David and Goliath, Vernon, France, 27th August 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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As the French regiment man the postion while under heavy attack, a French drummer boy and soldier are seen attending the wounded mascot dog of the regiment.
The Dog of the Regiment is Wounded by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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 Adelaide, Australia, the final race of the 1993 Formula 1 season.  Ayrton Senna was tragically killed at Imola, Italy, in May the following year.

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 Jim Clark in his Lotus-Ford 38 winning in the record breaking 1965 Indianapolis 500 Mile Classic.

Jim Clark by Ray Goldsbrough.
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 Since his arrival from Holland in 1998 Jaap Stam has arguably been Manchester Uniteds most consistent performer. After being voted Dutch Player of the Year at the end of the 1997-98 season a great deal of expectation arose from the Old Trafford faithful as they waited to see if the Dutchman would justify his 10.75 million pound transfer fee. However, Stam has far exceeded any expectations the supporters may have had. His incredible pace, control and ability to read the game have provided Manchester United with the necessary strength in defence to enable them to play the type of free-flowing attacking football which has become synonymous with the Treble winning side. It is a certainty that with his best still to come Jaap Stam will be a name which is long remembered on the terraces of Old Trafford.

Jaap Stam by Gary Brandham.
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 Michael Schumacher hurtles round the famous Eau Rouge corner at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at the Belgian Grand Prix.  Schumacher won this event in his Ferrari in 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2002, completing a total of 6 wins at one of the legendary Formula One circuits.

Schumacher at Spa by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
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