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Old 22-11-2007, 17:46
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A few interesting pictures of the Patrol Sloop HMS Puffin.
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Old 22-11-2007, 17:56
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Sorry, I missed one out!
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Old 28-09-2008, 00:45
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Thankyou for the pics, I am at present researching some history of my Grandfather (Locock) for my Mother and these images have helped tremendously. I'm still trying to find out more info as I'm not sure exactly when he served aboard this vessel. I know he was present when the Puffin rammed the Seehund. I will post some as soon as I find out to see if anyone can fill any gaps. Thanks again.
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Old 17-02-2009, 11:42
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I was on H M S Puffin in 1944 until she paid off after ramming the Submarine in March 1945. I was the Q.M. on the wheel at the time. Can you give any other information about the person you are asking about such as rank, christian name or branch. I am one of the people in the photo taken on for's'le.

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Old 17-02-2009, 12:00
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War time photo 1944 vintage
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Old 17-02-2009, 19:29
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Thanks Bob My great uncle David Singleton was a stoker on HMS PUFFIN ...I have tried to attach a picture but not sure if it is "Attached"
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Old 08-03-2009, 17:06
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Chaps- I need some help here please!
Ivor is trying to learn about his great uncle David Singleton and after some delicate discussions with relations he has acquired copies of various papers including his service certificate. I have tried various methods to enhance these documents and can more or less decipher the majority.
I am having trouble with the service certificate and wondered if I could ask for your assistance.
Could you try some methods that I may not know about and, if we all pool our resources we might get the answers.
You will notice the part I am stuck on and you will all notice the lack of ships.

I can get part of the date 24th but that is all. It goes on to say "until the end of the period of the present emergency" and I am presuming the final discharge date is the 26th September 1946.

We are both in your hands, do your best.
This is how the documents arrived:- GOOD LUCK !

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Old 08-03-2009, 17:33
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Bob, the dates look like he volunteered on 24 Dec 1940 (4 days after his sixteenth birthday) and his commencement of time was 19th Jan 1940.
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Thanks Rik. Ivor reckons he was on the Puffin and the Repulse, is there any reason why these ships are missing from his SC we only got the one didn't we

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Bob, On the Fourth picture, on the top left it gives the form No:- S-459.
This is a form that opens up and is four pages. Inside they show the dates and the ships on which he served. So it looks as if another scan is required.
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Old 08-03-2009, 20:58
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Thank you Stanj ,

I have requested the information detailed by you .


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Old 08-03-2009, 21:19
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Thanks Stanj, I'm a thicky at heart and couldn't see the wood for the trees.
Let's hope Ivor can get another scan.

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Seeking information on George Fox - he joined the PUFFIN on 2nd March 1939 as a leading telegraphist - promoted to Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist on 3rd March 1940 and then on 3rd March 1941 to Petty Officer Telegraphist. Although I have received details of his service from the Ministry of Defence - his service records end on 3rd March 1941 - presumably he was transferred to another vessel. All remains blank until his discharge on 5th December 1945 although on the rim of his medals his last ship is recorded as HMS HAYDEN - which was I believe a destroyer. My first post as two of his brothers also served for long periods in the Royal Navy and I am sure that I will be checking on more details. Both George and brother Albert joined as Boy Entrants aged 15 and a half while Joseph (oldest brother) joined some few years earlier. Oddly enough while both George and Joseph's service records are interrupted during the war with no details supposedly available I do have the complete war record of Albert. Hopefully some one on these posts will have some clues to help me in my search.

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Old 09-03-2009, 21:21
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Welcome to the thread Alffox......

"Is that the cavalry I see coming over the Hill....?"

I'm sure some one will assist you on this point soon.....

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Old 10-03-2009, 16:38
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Puffin crew from 1937
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Thank you very much Plumber,

Warm welcome to the website and my thanks for the picture.

Whatever the reason you chose to join it,.... I am confident that you will get a lot out of it

Do you have any more you would like to share with us please ?

Regards and again my thanks... Ivor
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Thank you very much Plumber,

Warm welcome to the website and my thanks for the picture.

Whatever the reason you chose to join it,.... I am confident that you will get a lot out of it

Do you have any more you would like to share with us please ?

Regards and again my thanks... Ivor
Ivor, my Father has more photos and he has joined the site so he will be adding them shortly

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I ..no... We would all love to see them so please ask your farther to let us see them.

Look forward to your future posts with interest


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`Et Al', do not know much aboutHMS PUFFIN personnel or other history, but here is a `success' attributed to her for sinking a U-boat ;

U 16
Type: II.B, coastal.
Constructor: Deutsche Werke, Kiel.
Armament: 6 Torpedoes, 1 x 20mm.
Commissioned: 16.6.36. Operational: Pre-war.
Service Life: 2. Operational Life: 2. Patrols: 3.
Theatre: Atlantic. Sank 2 m/vs (3,435 grt), 1 of which lost to
mines. Laid mines off Tees Bay on 5.9.39. In September, 1939 carried
out a reconnaissance of the several entrances to the Naval base at
Scapa Flow. His report led to the outstanding achievement of U 47
(KK G. Prien) who entered Scapa Flow and sank HMS Royal Oak (BB) on
14.10.39. Departed: 16.10.39, Kiel; for minelaying off Dungeness,
UK. Last Action: 24.10.39, `Lohs' U-Flotille, while minelaying off
Inner Dowsing, British East coast, sunk by HMS Puffin (CVT L.Cdr
Hon.J.M.G. Waldegrave) and HMS Cayton Wyke (AST Cdr H.R.B.
Hammond-Chambers) in position 51.05n 01.28E, English Channel.
The Commander and all the crew were lost.
Commanders: KL H. Weingaertner 10.37-10.39. KL H. Wellner 10.39.
KL Weingaertner (KK) commanded 24.U.Flotille 11.39-07.42.
M/V attacked/damaged/sunk : Nyland(S), (Weingaertner)
Ste. Clair(S), (Wellner).

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Thanks Sad sack,
Did you know she also rammed and sank a sub off Lowestoft to ?
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Just came across another pic of HMS Puffin K52
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Hello Plumber,

Picture of HMS "PUFFIN" -

Pretty sure your picture of the crew in 1939 show my uncle George Fox - as you view the photograph third row up on the right. What are his arm badges saying?

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I'm not sure if you know

The left arm badges denotes rank. The right arm denotes Branch/trade

For a start he has two stripes. This shows that he has done 8 yrs service with good conduct (or not getting caught)

This started at the age of 18. If he joined before that age, it wouldn't count
He also has cross anchors which denotes that he was a Petty Officer. Although the uniform that he is wearing is for junior rates. This could mean that he was promoted and was not able to get fitted out with a senior rates uniform. That would have to wait until the ship arrived at a Royal Navy Port/Dockyard.

It also could mean that he was promoted "Acting Local". Which would be a temporary promotion on that ship. In wartime perhaps someone was killed or injured and he would be promoted until a replacement could be found or the injured person returned to the ship.

Either way, If he left the ship, he would go back to his original rank.

I can't see any badge on his right arm so I don't know what branch he belonged to e.g. Gunner, Stoker, Chef etc.
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OK lads Can you answer these questions for me please ?

On my Uncle David's Service Cert' in the section regarding "Wounds received in action is an entry which says:-
" 19Jan 46= W.S.I. [3]" .............. to what doe's this refer please?

Some thing eligible in a box has been stamped under that...

and in the bottom of that box is an entry saying :-

19 March 46=Salvage award S2 " GRAIN...." 1.9.10d and signed by a Captain?

I would be grateful for any help you may give here.
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As far as the Salvage is concerned, Ivor

If the RN saved a ship from sinking and got it back to harbour. The crew would recieve a portion of the salvage money that was recieved. I think that the Admiralty got the biggest wedge and the rest was given to the crew. The Captain getting the largest amount and getting less as it went down the ranks/ratings.
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