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Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 11-12-2017, 11:39
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMAS Vampire WW2

Further to my last, I've just found the Navy List for April 1942, at http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/Navy_List-April-1942.pdf, and it lists Vampire as having nine officers:

Cdr...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 11-12-2017, 10:47
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMAS Vampire WW2

Spoz,

Thanks for responding. I had supposed that the senior surviving officer was the First Lieutenant, but I did not know his name, so thanks for providing that information.

Lt Peel’s report on...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 09-12-2017, 11:04
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMAS Vampire WW2

Andy, thanks very much for re-posting my question from AHF. I now have another one about Vampire for anyone who can respond. I am trying to determine how many people were serving on Vampire when it...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 27-11-2017, 08:49
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

Yes, this is the one I'm referring to.

Thanks Dick.
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 26-11-2017, 23:52
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

So it appears that no one can say how many people were wounded when Hermes was sunk. This is understandable, I don't think this figure is readable available, but perhaps someone might be able to help...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 17-11-2017, 21:05
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

Hello Kevin,

Hermes was the messenger of the gods. His likeness appears on the cap badges of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, of which I was a member for 16 years, and its counterparts elsewhere...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 13-11-2017, 12:40
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

Another Hermes question: Was it equipped with radar when it was lost?
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 29-10-2017, 22:20
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
How many of Hermes' crew were wounded when it was sunk on 9 April 1942?

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 308 officers and men died, or later died of their wounds, when Hermes was sunk off Ceylon on 9 April 1942, but I have been unable to determine how...
Forum: Everything Else 09-10-2017, 13:45
Replies: 164
Views: 27,065
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Actually the RCAF story (http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/article-template-standard.page?doc=rcaf-assists-with-historic-move-of-rare-second-world-war-aircraft/j7oyqrod) quoted by the Ottawa...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 12-09-2017, 08:24
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

Kevin,

The complete set of seven pictures taken aboard Hermes can be seen on page 5 of the article at...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 10-09-2017, 17:23
Replies: 6
Views: 4,304
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMAS Vampire - also HMS Vampire

Is anyone in a position to confirm that Vampire’s AA armament on the day she was lost, 9 April 1942, consisted of the following:

one 12-pounder
two single 2-pounder pom-poms
two twin Lewis guns
two...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 10-09-2017, 14:35
Replies: 6
Views: 4,304
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMAS Vampire - also HMS Vampire

I agree that this photo could not have been taken after 5 January 1942, because Vampire’s letter of proceedings for January 1942, which can be accessed at...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 10-09-2017, 13:32
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

Kevin,

Sam's book is excellent, and very affordable. I highly recommend it.
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 09-09-2017, 22:50
Replies: 58
Views: 14,764
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

I have a copy of the 1976 edition of The Most Dangerous Moment, and I cannot describe it as an excellent book. To be sure, it has its good points, but it is full of errors and omissions about...
Forum: Everything Else 22-04-2017, 16:38
Replies: 1,413
Views: 181,732
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: The Potential Consequences of Scottish Independence

Don,

Your description seems pretty good, but the Parliament at Westminster is the legislature for all of the UK and for England (and Wales?). It's as if our Parliament at Ottawa was both the federal...
Forum: Canadian Ships and Crews 28-12-2016, 07:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: New badge for the RCN

Wasn't the motto in English only on the old badge and isn't giving it in Latin the only change?
Forum: Battles and Events 23-11-2016, 23:30
Replies: 3
Views: 2,333
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: Article on Ozawa's April 1942 raid in Bay of Bengal

Sigurd83,

The timeline you posted includes a number of omissions and errors. A more accurate one would be as follows, with some of the key corrections highlighted in red.

9 Mar 1942 Admiral Isoroku...
Forum: Battles and Battlefields 11-07-2016, 21:12
Replies: 41
Views: 5,637
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: The Canadians At Dieppe-19 Aug. 1942

You're absolutely right, it was the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal which was the only French language unit (to use a term which came into use in the Cdn military later) at Dieppe.
Forum: Battles and Battlefields 10-07-2016, 23:34
Replies: 41
Views: 5,637
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: The Canadians At Dieppe-19 Aug. 1942

The so-called RC Regiment would be Le Régiment de la Chaudière. The correct abbreviation, now and in 1942 so far as I know, is R de Chaud.
Forum: Battles and Events 29-11-2015, 13:20
Replies: 3
Views: 2,333
Posted By Rob Stuart
Article on Ozawa's April 1942 raid in Bay of Bengal

I recently completed an article on the Japanese navy's 5-6 April 1942 foray into the Bay of Bengal. The aim of the article is to demonstrate conclusively that he sank 20 ships and not the 23 credited...
Forum: Battles and Events 30-08-2015, 09:20
Replies: 0
Views: 1,191
Posted By Rob Stuart
Position and Time at which Yura and Yugiri sank Taksang and Batavia?

Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War says on p. 300 that on 6 April 1942 Yura and Yugiri sank the British merchant ship Taksang at 1045 and the Dutch Batavia at 1145. According to British Merchant...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 21-04-2015, 21:45
Replies: 75
Views: 9,831
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: RN Sailors Arrested

Dave H appeared to be implying exactly that when he said:



If he could confirm that this is not what he meant then no one would be happier than myself.
Forum: Other Naval Topics 20-04-2015, 23:03
Replies: 75
Views: 9,831
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: RN Sailors Arrested

I don't see any harm in making general comments, such as my last post, which are not specific to the case we've been discussing. However, as this site is supposed to focus on naval issues, I'm also...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 20-04-2015, 21:41
Replies: 75
Views: 9,831
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: RN Sailors Arrested

It does not follow that the alleged victim must have willfully made a false accusation if the accused is found not guilty. For example, she may indeed have been raped but by someone else and it may...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 18-04-2015, 19:53
Replies: 75
Views: 9,831
Posted By Rob Stuart
Re: RN Sailors Arrested

johnny07,

I am not a member of the "march the guilty bastard on" brigade. In Canada we have had a number of high profile cases in recent years were DNA evidence has exonerated innocent persons who...
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