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Old 02-11-2009, 19:49
lorraine gibbins lorraine gibbins is offline
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hello i am trying to find out info about the ship my grandad was on in ww2
hms lothian 1944-1946 i am actually trying to find a picture of this ship as he still has the original log of where the ship went . the admiral at the time was arthur george talbot . also on board that ship on 17 dec 1945 a child was born her name was gurmit kaur i dont know how or where to start , there were 5 captains on board too w r tanner,a c robertson,c h petrie,g f branson,c f balston . my grandfathers name is antony peter vick if anyone remembers him please contact me thankyou for your time in reading this

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Old 02-11-2009, 20:11
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Hope this helps a little Lorraine

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Launched in 1938 as the MV City of Edinburgh and operated by the Ellerman's City Line.

Requisitioned in 1943

Converted to Landing Ship Infantry Headquarters - LSI (H), being renamed HMS Lothian' No.4 Ship Signal Section Royal Corps of Signals formed part of the ship's specialist communications team.

Sent to the Pacific in August 1944 to join the fledging BPF;

There are rumours of a mutiny aboard whist transiting the Panama canal, and courts Martial proceedings, in which over 200 warrants were read, were held en route to Australia. Operated as Fleet Train Headquarters ship of Rear Admiral Fleet Train (RAFT) until May 1945 when relieved by HMS Montclare.

In 1946 was returned to her owners.

1961 sold to Hong Kong renamed Castle Mount.
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Old 02-11-2009, 20:40
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thankyou for the info very useful
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Old 03-11-2009, 16:22
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Think this might be her.
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Old 03-11-2009, 17:35
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Think this might be her.
thank you so much
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Old 17-01-2010, 05:00
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Hello Lorraine,
I have found at home a lot of photos taken by my dad on the Lothian, maybe your grandad is in them. I have also found a book which talks about the Lothian during the end of WW2 , called the Forgotten Fleet about the British ships in the Pacific. I would love to trade you the photos of the men on the Lothian for information of where the ship went , & dates after the signing of peace on the Missouri in the Pacific, and the ships return back to England. My dad did not get home till mid 1946, after peacetime activities in the Pacific. If your grandad has the original log, I am wondering how else I might find this information. My dad has photos of men in Manus, Manilla , Trincomalee etc - hope to hear from you
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Old 17-01-2010, 15:40
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Lorraine
Back in 1986 there was a book published under the title "Mutiny in Force X" by Bill Glenton. The publisher was Hoddor & Staughton. This told the sad story of the journey of HMS Lothian out to the Pacific with a number of Landing Ships Infantry (LSI) starting in July 1944. The plan was to help the Americans retake the Phillipines.

The problem was that the standards of accomodation on those ships, and particularly the Lothian, were wholly inadequate for the tropical conditions encountered with the result that there was much unrest amongst the crew.

The ships trailled round the Pacific in disgrace for many months until they returned to the UK at various times.

Bill Glenton served on the Lothian during this time.

Hopefully you can track a copy down and read the story for yourself.

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Old 18-01-2010, 18:38
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A couple of documents at National Archives relating to HMS Lothian:

1944/45 ADM156/258B Mutiny on board HMS LOTHIAN: minutes of proceedings at Court Martial of Able Seaman J Necrews: appeal for reduction of sentence

1944/45 ADM156/259 Mutiny on board HMS LOTHIAN: minutes of proceedings at Court Martial of Lt Cdr K W Buckel, RN; appeal against sentence
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Hi
My late father was on the HMS Lothian going through some old family photos and documents my sister and I found photos and some sort HMS Lothian log, listing Captians and items of interest (even 1 birth) between 1944-1946. And a copy of the HMS Lothian's Daily News. We thought there might be people out there who recognise some of these people and would like a photo. So here they are at
http://www.hmslothian.plus.com/
If you know anyone in the pictures or anything about the ship or have other pictures get in touch and share it.
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Hello,

I have only registered today, and I am very interested in obtaining details of dates and locations of HMS Lothian during March to May 1945.

My Father in Law Mr Frank Pallister was an Able Seaman on Lothian during the months mentioned.

If anyone knew Frank please get in touch.

Frank also served on HMS Gleneam around the same time?

Wayne
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Old 27-12-2012, 23:29
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I have found at home a lot of photos taken by my dad on the Lothian, maybe your grandad is in them.....
Hello. I'm looking for information about my late father, Eric Pritchard, who was posted to Lothian on 16 May 1944 and stayed with the ship until 26 April 1946, starting out as SBA and being promoted to LSBA during that period. Whilst I do not have a log of where he went I do have a small number of photographs he took whilst attached to this ship. I'd be fascinated to know more about his time on board, especially in the light of the mutiny - something he never mentioned to anyone
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