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Old 04-11-2008, 20:48
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Hi,
These photos belonged to my grandfather who served on HMS Meteor for the duration of WW2.
These photos are of the ship, of ships they sank and of the crew.
Julie
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:31
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Julie

Nice set of photos from a very busy ship whose war record stretched from Russia to all of the Med. I dont know if you are aware of her war history but she operated continuously between September 1942 and December 1945.

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Old 04-11-2008, 21:57
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Julie welcome to the forum and thank you for posting these pictures.

Is there any chance you could perhaps rescan them at a larger size for us?
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Old 06-11-2008, 18:19
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Hi,
Yes I will scan them in again, I hadn't realised they were so small!

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Old 15-11-2008, 20:05
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Hi,
These should be better!

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Old 15-11-2008, 21:32
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Thank you very much Julie for taking the time and trouble to re-scan these at a higher resolution.

Very much appreciated.
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Old 24-02-2011, 22:15
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Thanks so much for scanning these. My grandad served on the Meteor during WW2 as well, and I was delighted to spot him in one of the pictures! He's third from the left in the big group photo on picture 8.

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Also, my Grandma has a lot of my grandad's old photos from his time in the Navy, I can upload some of the larger ones when I next go to visit her if anyone's interested.
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Old 24-02-2011, 22:23
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Many thanks for sharing those photos with us Julie.


Regards...John
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Old 25-02-2011, 02:00
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Thanks so much for scanning these. My grandad served on the Meteor during WW2 as well, and I was delighted to spot him in one of the pictures! He's third from the left in the big group photo on picture 8.

EDIT:
Also, my Grandma has a lot of my grandad's old photos from his time in the Navy, I can upload some of the larger ones when I next go to visit her if anyone's interested.

Yes please Llyana - any of your grandfathers old photos especially any showing the ships [whole or part shots] would be greatly appreciated. If you could scan them as large as possible [300 dpi or larger].

Look forward to seeing them as I am sure many others would as well.
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Old 25-02-2011, 05:01
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Row 2: 7 pictures of wrecked warships. Photos taken at Toulon show scuttled French Warships.
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Old 25-02-2011, 07:50
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Julie, here a little info on HMS METEOR ;

U 314
Type: VII.C, ocean-going.
Constructor: Flenderwerft, Lubeck.
Armament: 14 Torpedoes, 1 x 88mm, 1 x 20mm.
Commissioned: 10.6.43. Operational: December, 1943.
Service Life: 7. Operational Life: 1. Patrols: 1.
Theatre: Northern. Departed: 25.1.44, Hammerfest; for Northern waters.
Last Action: 30.1.44, 11.U-Flotille, sunk by HMS Whitehall(DD Lt.Cdr P.J.
Cowell) and HMS Meteor (DD Lt.Cdr D.J.B. Jewitt), in the vicinity of c/v
JW.56B, in position 73.45N 26.15E, South of Barents Island, Arctic Ocean.
The Commander and all the crew were lost.
Commander: KL G-W. Basse 06.43-01.44.

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Old 25-02-2011, 10:43
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Eh....? HMS Meteor a u-boat?

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Old 25-02-2011, 17:15
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No Dan, but the reference to METEOR is in the `text' !

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Old 22-11-2012, 17:44
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Julie,
This is a long while after your post, but if you are still interested I have more history. My father was CPO (supply and Secretariat) on Meteor from her building until Spring 1945. He earned the Croix de Guerre 2nd class for his part in an action in the Med in 1945. Meteor and Lookout were assigned by a Free French flotilla commander to intercept 3 German minelayers in the Ligurian Sea (around Corsica). My father was standing in as navigator and plotted the interception. His work was accurate: at 3am in the dark the two British ships illuminated the Germans and sank two of them inside 11 minutes: apparently the last surface action in the Med in WW2 and the fastest surface action of the war (?).
If you any more photos, I am interested. My father served on Zulu and Meteor during WW2 and I have been building scale models of both ships.

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Old 19-02-2014, 21:59
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Good evening, I am desperate to get some photos of the crew of HMS Meteor - I know it has been a long time since this thread was posted but me Grandpa served on Meteor from approx 1942 onwards and would love to find as much documentation/photographs as possible. If anyone could help myself and my dad would be extremely grateful. My EMail is S.L.2(at)hotmail.co.uk or reply to post. Waiting in anticipation. Many thanks Owen Lewis. Ps my grandpa was Cecil Lewis.
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Old 22-04-2014, 10:04
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Good day all,
I am, for some or other unknown reason, unable to upload photos/scans from my PC to this thread. I have some scanned copies of original signals received on HMS METEOR after her and LOOKOUT's action in March 1945. There is a photo of her OC at that time, Lt-Cdr Richard Dicken Herbert Stephen Pankhurst, who was the father of my partner Anne. I also have scanned copies of two original letters informing him of the award of the DSC and the Croix de Guerre Silver Star.
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Old 22-04-2014, 10:50
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Joe -please see my PM to you.
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Old 22-04-2014, 13:50
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Hi again,
It looks like I have hopefully sorted out the uploading of the documents wrt HMS METEOR I mentioned earlier.
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Old 18-06-2014, 11:22
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Very interesting to see the photos of HMS Meteor. My father served aboard her during WW2 and told me stories of the cruel Russian waters and the time they were almost hit by a torpedo. Unfortunately, couldn't see him on the photos but thanks for posting.
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Old 19-06-2014, 10:24
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this is what the Forum does best; these stories would be lost forever without this opportunity to post such fragments of history. The PRO in its infinite wisdom scrapped all the log books of ships smaller than cruisers so the adventures of the ships that really won the war, the little ships, would be forgotten but for the generosity, and curiosity, of our members new and older.
Well done all of you, keep them coming.

PS; i recommend you send copies of all these photos and documents to the IWM, these need to be kept for the future.
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Old 26-06-2014, 05:24
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i am currently readying a small book called "Wet & Dry" which is a memoir of Commander Geoffrey Greenish published by Brewin Books who served as a lieutenant in Meteor on the Arctic Convoys, the book was bought via Amazon so easily obtainable and highly recommended. Sadly he crossed the bar a year ago but we are fortunate he took the time to write down his memories....
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Old 28-06-2014, 09:17
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My Grandfather served on HMS Meteor during word war 2. He was an engine room artificer. I think he went to the Azores on the convoy escort up to Murmansk. After the Meteor he served on HMS Maidstone where he was C.P.O.
I am interested in any photos of the Ships crew.
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Hi Aussiebadger,

Have merged your thread with an existing one regarding this ship. Have a look at the start of the thread - there are some photographs that may interest you.
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Good job Clive - you just beat me to it!!
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Great minds Terry ....
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