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  HMS Achates (H12) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
HMS Achates was an A-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 4 October 1929 and commissioned on 27 March 1930.
Achates was on escort duty protecting the Russian convoy PQ 51B when she was sunk in the Barents Sea on the 31 December, 1942 by the German cruiser Admiral Hipper.
He continued to steer the stricken ship and maintain the laying down of smoke screen to protect and shield the convoy, unfortunately when the survivors were picked up the wheelhouse was totally destroyed by further shelling and Seaman MacIver lost his life.
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 HMS Achates (H12) Encyclopedia Article @ ChannelsAndNetworks.com (Channels and Networks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She was sunk on Codrington Battle of the Barents Sea in the HMS Achates.
The German Vichy The Last Commission of HMS Achates, 22 May Dudley Pope and six large destroyers had been ordered to attack and destroy the convoy.
At 11:15, Achates was laying smoke to protect the convoy when she was hit by gunfire from the 6 March, killing the commanding officer, Lt Cdr Johns, and forty crew.
www.channelsandnetworks.com /encyclopedia/HMS_Achates_(H12)   (1148 words)

  
 Wikinfo | HMS Achates (H12)
She was sunk on 31 December 1942 in the Battle of the Barents Sea.
On 31 December 1942, Achates was on escort duty protecting the Russian convoy JW 51B en route from Loch Ewe to Murmansk when she was sunk in the Barents Sea
At 11:15, Achates was laying smoke to protect the convoy when she was hit by gunfire from the Hipper, killing the commanding officer, Lt Cdr Johns, and forty crew.
www.internet-encyclopedia.org /wiki.php?title=HMS_Achates_(H12)   (1005 words)

  
 HMS ACHATES (H12) FACTS AND INFORMATION
'''HMS ''Achates''''' (LtCdr A. Johns, RN, DSO) was an A-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 4 October 1929 and commissioned on 27 March 1930.
In July 1941, while taking position in the screen of the carriers preparing the disastrous air strike against Kirkenes/Petsamo, ''Achates'' was mined and severely damaged, but managed to make port for repairs.
On 31 December 1942, ''Achates'' was on escort duty protecting the Russian convoy JW 51B when she was sunk in the Barents Sea by the German cruiser ''Admiral Hipper''.
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 HMS Achates ("A" Class Destroyers)
Then at 11.15 she suddenly re-appeared dangerously near to the convoy, and quickly crippled the destroyer Achates, which was devotedly shielding her charges with smoke.
On the British side there was every reason to be satisfied with the outcome, for although we lost the Achates and Bramble, the sinking of the Eckholdt and the damage inflicted on the Hipper balanced the material account fairly evenly; and, most remarkably, not one ship of the convoy suffered more than superficial damage.
On 30th January, 1943, Donitz thus became Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy; and the man who had all along been the chief advocate of the U-boat arm was at last given the power to direct his country's entire naval effort-just when the events in the Atlantic were plainly moving towards a climax.
www.rjerrard.co.uk /royalnavy/achates/achates.htm   (1257 words)

  
 Find out about stuff! In Roman mythology, Achates (good, faithful Achates as he was called) was a close friend of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In Roman mythology, Achates (good, faithful Achates as he was called) was a close friend of Aeneas.
He accompanied him throughout his adventures, and led him to the Sibyl of Cumae, remarkable for, and a perennial type of, fidelity.
The Royal Navy (United Kingdom) named the HMS Achates, an A class destroyer sunk during World War II, after the mythical character Achates.
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 HMS Achates (H12) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other ships with the same name, see HMS Achates.
A.T.W. (Ahead Thrown Weapon) known as a hedgehog, in place of "A" Gun, "y" gun was removed and depth charges stowed, 4 depth charge throwers were fitted
Coxswain in the Northern Convoys by S.A. Kerslake; an ex-fisherman's account of convoy JW51B and the sinking of the Achates
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 Schlacht in der Barentssee - Wikipedia
Neben der unmittelbaren Konvoisicherung von Zerstörern und kleineren Einheiten erhielten sie eine Nahdeckungsgruppe von zwei Kreuzern und eine Ferndeckung durch das Schlachtschiff HMS Anson und einen Schweren Kreuzer.
Kurz darauf wurden Kummetz´ Schiffe auch vom Zerstörer HMS Obdurate entdeckt, der mit erhöhter Geschwindigkeit zwecks Identifizierung auf sie zulief.
Die vier britischen Zerstörer HMS Onslow, HMS Obdurate, HMS Obedient und HMS Orwell sammelten sich zum Angriff auf den deutschen Verband, während der Zerstörer HMS Achates und die anderen Geleitschiffe bei den Frachtern blieben und versuchten, einen Rauchvorhang um den Geleitzug zu legen.
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 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On 22 May, just after midnight, Achates sailed along with the destroyers Electra">Electra, Antelope, Anthony">Anthony, Echo, and Icarus">Icarus, escorting the Hood">Hood and Prince Of Wales">Prince Of Wales to cover the northern approaches.
The German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper">Admiral Hipper, pocket battleship Lützow and six large destroyers had been ordered to attack and destroy the convoy.
At 11:15, Achates was laying smoke to protect the convoy when she was hit by gunfire from the Hipper">Hipper, killing the commanding officer, Lt Cdr Johns, and forty crew.
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09-07-1929 - HMS L12 was at sea with an Officer Training Class; at the same time H47 was on independent exercises in the Irish Sea.
At 0800 both submarines were off the Pembrokeshire coast with L12 ahead of H47.
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