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Old 29-10-2017, 22:20
Rob Stuart Rob Stuart is offline
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Default 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 many were wounded. Is this number known?

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Old 13-11-2017, 12:40
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Default Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

Another Hermes question: Was it equipped with radar when it was lost?
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Old 13-11-2017, 12:51
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Another Hermes question: Was it equipped with radar when it was lost?
Rob, how disrespectful of you, 'it' after all, was a 'she'.
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Old 17-11-2017, 21:05
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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 in the Commonwealth:

http://images.vector-images.com/216/...e_n11199.g if

Does Hermes look like a "she" to you?
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Old 17-11-2017, 21:41
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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 in the Commonwealth:

http://images.vector-images.com/216/...e_n11199.g if

Does Hermes look like a "she" to you?
It humbly stand corrected, sir. But I still find it very very hard to call a ship 'it' even if 'it' was named after the old coot himself.
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Old 26-11-2017, 23:52
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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 me with the following:

At http://modelbuilderinternational.com/wp ... 2/1122.jpg there is a photo of Hermes which I don't recall seeing before. The English caption says "HMS Hermes 1942", but it's not clear to me if this means that the photo was actually taken in 1942 or just that the 1/700 scale model kit which the photo is being used to illustrate is meant to depict Hermes as she appeared in 1942. Also, I cannot read the Japanese text which accompanies the photo.

For me, it seems quite plausible that the photo was taken in 1942, since the background suggests the photo may have been taken at Trincomalee, where Hermes was based from late February 1942 onward.

Can anyone shed any light on the photo?
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Old 27-11-2017, 07:31
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Rob, I only get a " page not found / error 404" notice when I hit your link.

Is it just me, or..........?
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Old 27-11-2017, 08:28
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Default Re: HMS Hermes: 1919-1942

This one perhaps?
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Old 27-11-2017, 08:49
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This one perhaps?
Yes, this is the one I'm referring to.

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