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  Ahoy - Mac's Web Log - Cunard Liner Queen Mary runs down HMS Curacoa
The QM, with 15,000 United States troops onboard, was close to the coast of Ireland, and zigzagging to deter both U-Boats and German Aircraft that may be seeking her out.
The British light Cruiser Curacoa of about 4,200 tons, was ahead of the troopship, as her escort, suddenly, Queen Mary was catching up with her escort, and on the leg of the zig zag that found her swinging fast towards the cruiser, and on a collision course.
The Admiralty appealed this judgement, and this time, blame, was shared 1/3 to Queen Mary, 2/3 to Curacoa, once again the Admiralty were not happy, and the case went before the House of Lords, where the Appeal Court's decision was upheld.
www.ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/WhobuiltRoyalCharter.html   (859 words)

  
  Hms
HMS Cornwall (1902) HMS Cornwall was a Leipzig.
HMS Enterprise (A71) The ninth HMS Enterprise (A 71) of the 1959.
HMS Inflexible (1881) HMS Inflexible was a Mediterranean.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/hms.html   (7190 words)

  
 navywwii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HMS Avenger was an auxilliary aircraft carrier and was sunk by a U-boat torpedo West of the Gibraltar Straits.
The anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Curacoa was lost in a collision with the SS Queen Mary while on escort duties off the coast of Donegal in the North Western Approaches.
HMS Polyanthus was a Flower Class corvette and was sunk by a U-boat torpedo in the North Atlantic.
freespace.virgin.net /war.memorial/navywwii.html   (675 words)

  
 H Dockyard 2
The Pembroke-built light cruiser HMS Curacoa of 1917 lost all but twenty-six of her ship’s company when she was cut in two in collision with the Cunarder Queen Mary off the Irish coast in October 1942.
HMS Wizard of 1830 was lost on the Seal Bank off Berehaven in February 1859, the Skylark of 1826 was wrecked on the Isle of Wight in April 1845 and the Spey of 1827 was lost on Racoon Key in the Bahamas in November 1840.
HMS Thais of 1829 was lost on passage from Falmouth to Halifax in December 1833 and the Camilla of 1847 in September 1860 off Japan.
www.pembrokedock.org /h_dockyard_2.htm   (9271 words)

  
 The Scots at War Trust | HMS Curacoa | Printer Friendly Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A 4,200 ton British cruiser which on 2nd October 1942 was detailed to escort the 83,673 ton RMS Queen Mary carrying 10,000 American servicemen into the Clyde.
As the two ships zig-zagged into position, and with the Queen Mary steaming at 28 knots, their converging course was misjudged and the Queen Mary struck the Curacoa’s stern pushing her broadside on.
As a result the, Queen Mary sliced through the Curacoa amidships and cut her in half.
www.fettes.com /scotsatwar/printerv/hmscuracoa.htm   (147 words)

  
 Boys' Training Ship HMS Arethusa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1874 she was replaced by the screw frigate HMS Arethusa of the Constance class.
HMS Curacoa - a ship of the same class as HMS Arethusa.
She was hulked in 1874 when she replaced the frigate HMS Chichester as the Shaftesbury Homes' training ship.
www.twogreens.com /navy/SHIPS/ARETHUSA.HTML   (221 words)

  
 HMS Curacoa - Question.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Her sister HMS Caroline remains in Belfast, and is the last veteran of the Battle of Jutland still...
At this time, she was joined by the HMS Curacoa and 6 destroyers as she was within Luftwaffe...
HMS Curacoa was reconstructed as Anti-Aircraft cruiser during the war...
www.question.com /find/HMS+Curacoa.html   (440 words)

  
 Maritime Disasters of WWII 1942, 1943
HMS Cornwall, (Capt. Manwaring) the 10,000 ton, 8-inch gun British cruiser sunk off the coast of Ceylon by bombs from 53 Japanese planes from the carriers Akagi, Soryu and Hiryu.
HMS Dorsetshire, (Capt. Agar) British cruiser sunk along with the Cornwall, lost 227 men, the ship taking at least nine direct hits and sinking in less than eight minutes.
Da Vinci was later sunk with all hands by the destroyers HMS Active and HMS Ness on 24th of May, 1943, near Cape Finisterre.
members.iinet.net.au /~gduncan/maritime-1a.html   (9624 words)

  
 MaritimeQuest - Daily Event for October 2, 2005 HMS Curacoa D-41
October 2, 1942: The British cruiser HMS Curacoa D-41 was sunk in a very strange way.
Because of the concern that a u-boat was in the area and because of his responsibility for his passengers and crew, the captain did not even slow down.
Queen Mary was badly damaged by the collision but the Curacoa and 338 of her men were lost.
www.maritimequest.com /daily_event_archive/2005/oct/02_hms_curacoa.htm   (135 words)

  
 The Queen Mary
At this time, she was joined by the HMS Curacoa and 6 destroyers as she was within Luftwaffe range.
Because of the zig zag pattern, the Curacoa and the destroyers were told to stay ahead of the Queen Mary.
Because the orders were to continue on no matter what, the Queen Mary did not stop and snapped the HMS Curacoa in two.
www.gettysburgghosts.net /queenmary.htm   (698 words)

  
 Curacoa - www.curacoa-island-4816.suburb-guide.com.au/   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Queen Mary, some twenty times the size of Curacoa and steaming at 28.5 knots sliced the HMS Curacoa run down and sunk by Queen Mary off Donegal, Ireland
Verdun never mentioned the circumstances in which the Curacoa was sunk, At some point in her convoy duties the Curacoa was involved in an action (no
The HMS Curacoa was the light cruiser run down by the Queen Mary.
www.searchforsearch.com /sfs/curacoa.html   (190 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Light cruiser HMS Curacoa of the Ceres class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HMS Curacoa was rearmed as an Anti-Aircraft cruiser from August 1939 until April 1940.
HMS Curacoa was engaged in convoy escort duties with the Queen Mary.
After four days serving as AA protection off Aldansnes, Norway HMS Curacoa is seriously damaged by bombs from German aircraft.
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/1199.html   (197 words)

  
 Roll of Honour - Ships - HMS Curacoa
H.M.S. Curacoa was a 4,200 ton British cruiser that, on 2nd October 1942, was detailed to escort the 83,673 ton R.M.S. Queen Mary carrying 10,000 American servicemen into the Clyde.
As the two ships zig-zagged into position, and with the Queen Mary steaming at 28 knots, their converging course was misjudged and the Queen Mary struck the Curacoa’s stern pushing her broadside on.
As a result the, Queen Mary sliced through the Curacoa amidships and cut her in half.
www.roll-of-honour.com /Ships/HMSCuracoa.html   (184 words)

  
 ROBERT H. MOUAT, Belfast, Carib, Curacoa, Dorsetshire, North Atlantic, Rodney, Swiftsure, Virago, Warspite.
ROBERT H. MOUAT, Belfast, Carib, Curacoa, Dorsetshire, North Atlantic, Rodney, Swiftsure, Virago, Warspite.
She took place in the famous Battle of Trafalgar, in which Admiral Nelson established British naval supremacy over France and Spain, before serving in the Mediterranean Fleet.
This fine realistic waterline scene depicts HMS VIRAGO, a Class B, British four funnel, 30 knot torpedo boat dest roy er, built by Laird Bros., at Birkenhead, November 1895.
www.shipmodel.com /art-Robert-Mouat.htm   (1531 words)

  
 RN Photos
HM King George V inspects officers of the Harwich Force
Her sister HMS Caroline remains in Belfast, and is the last veteran of the Battle of Jutland still afloat!
HMS Canterbury leading the cruisers on entering the Dardanelles and flying the silk Ensign presented by the people of Canterbury
www.gwpda.org /naval/w0200000.htm   (656 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Ceres class Light cruisers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HMS Curacoa was reconstructed as Anti-Aircraft cruiser during the war, see her page for details.
HMS Coventry (D 43) (lost 14 Sep, 1942)
HMS Curacoa (D 41) (lost 2 Oct, 1942)
uboat.net /allies/warships/class.html?ID=406   (78 words)

  
 Crew of HMS Prince of Wales
He was then at HMS Victory for a short spell then went to Osborne and finished there as an Officers Steward 2nd Class on 20 May 1921.
Further service was with HMS Cormorant and then two spells on HMS Curacoa the longest being 12 August 1935 to 17 December 1937.
His service record states that he was at HMS Victory from 21 October 1941 to 17 December 1941 but this is incorrect, for on the 25th October 1941 HMS Prince of Wales sailed from Greenock down the Clyde - my Grandfather was on board.
www.forcez-survivors.org.uk /biographies/princecrew/nye.html   (2068 words)

  
 HMS Carlisle
He was a 17 year old Irishman who came to England with his older brother to fight in the 2nd World War, as did lots of others even though Ireland was neutral.
HMS Carlisle was a ship of the Capetown Class, built under a First World War Emergency Programme.
Improved conversions were later extended to Curacoa, Cairo, Calcutta, Carlisle and Colombo, which received four (Colombo three) twin 4in AA mountings.
www.midnight-computing.com /Midnight/personal/Dan/Warships/Carlisle.htm   (720 words)

  
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Part of the destroyers-for-bases deal 1940 - The Royal Navy completes a sweep of the eastern Mediterranean, during which additional forces are landed on Malta.
While both ships were zigzagging, the Curacoa crossed the Queen Mary's bow with insufficient clearance.
The Queen Mary knifed into her at a speed of 28 knots, cutting the Curacoa in two.
www.seawaves.com /newsletters/TDIH/october/02Oct.txt   (589 words)

  
 HMS Vanquisher, Baltic Sea, 1931, Curacoa, Caledon, Castor, Cordelia
While the Fleet was stopped during this operation Petty Officer Mitchell of the Flagship Curacoa was caught in one the Paravane wires and dragged over the side and cut in two, his body passed between the lines partly submerged, and before it could be picked up, sank.
As soon as H.M. the King arrived, ships were dressed and manned as the Yacht made way to her moorings just abreast us.
After arrival we were ordered to man ship as H.M. the Queen of Norway was going to pass the Fleet on her way to England onboard SS Bessheim.
www.naval-history.net /WW1z06Baltic.htm   (4494 words)

  
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The master, 38 crewmembers and one gunner were picked up by HMS Tay & landed at St John's 1943 - At 0422 & 0428, U-358 fired torpedoes at Convoy ONS-5 south of Cape Farewell and observed two ships sinking.
Wentworth was scuttled by HMS Loosestrife 1943 - SS West Madaket sunk by U-584 in Convoy ONS-5 1943 - Between 0243 & 0246, U-628 fired six torpedoes at Convoy ONS-5 about 500 miles south of Cape Farewell and reported one ship sunk, one ship probably sunk, one ship burning and two end-of-run detonations.
Ten crewmembers and one gunner were picked up by HMS Northern Spray & landed at St John's 1943 - U-358 was depth charged in the North Atlantic by destroyer escort HMS Pink.
www.seawaves.com /newsletters/TDIH/may/05May.txt   (2573 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Band of the 50th Regiment, Band of HMS Curacoa.
The Band of the 12th playing the Dead March of Saul which was rendered exceedingly touching by long funereal wails of the trumpets and prolonged rolls of the muffled drums, between each repetition of that surpassing funeral hymn.
Fifty men of troops in Garrison, Officers of the Militia, Officers of HM Troops, Officers of the Navy.
www.angelfire.com /mp/memorials/nzwar2.htm   (778 words)

  
 24 April 1940
After four days of continuous AA duty off Åndalsnes, cruiser HMS Curacoa is badly damaged by bombs.
Thus, at 1615, HMS Ark Royal dispatched one section three Skuas from each of the two fighter squadrons on board (800 and 801) to patrol over the fleet debarkation site at Åndalsnes.
Meanwhile, near Narvik, things take a turn for the worse on HMS Furious when a second turbine sheds some blades, leaving her with only two good engines.
homepage.ntlworld.com /andrew.etherington/1940/04/24.htm   (642 words)

  
 Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  -  F
HMS Shoreham (escort vessel) (and for divisional gunnery and minesweeping duties) (East Indies)
The Master of the "O.B. Jennings" gave orders that all the ship's available boats should be lowered, those on the starboard side were burnt, and the crew abandoned the ship in the port boats, whilst the Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer and three others remained on board.
H.M.S. "Garland", under the command of Lieutenant Fegen, with other destroyers, were proceeding to the spot to render assistance, when it was seen that one boat which had been lowered from the "O.B. Jennings" had been swamped.
jnh.nce.buttobi.net /RN_officersF.html   (1306 words)

  
 The Queen Mary Ghosts
This belief in the notion that "loose lips sink ships" resulted in a catastrophic collision with her much smaller antiaircraft escort, the HMS Curacoa, on October 2, 1942.
With over 11,000 allied troops on board at the time of the collision, the Queen Mary was forbidden to stop and help the poor sailors onboard the Curacoa, and 338 men lost their lives that fateful day in the cold waters of the North Atlantic.
He had apparently been catapulted from the deck of the Curacoa into the gaping hole the collision had created in the hull of the Queen Mary, where he died of exposure at some undetermined point later that night.
www.pastlifetimes.net /psychic_phone_readings_ghost_story_queen_mary_ghosts.htm   (1052 words)

  
 HMS Curacoa - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A number of ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Curacoa, after the island in the Caribbean Sea more usually spelled Curaçao.
HMS Curacoa - flagship of the Australia station during the New Zealand Wars (1860 - 1864)
HMS Curacoa (D41) - accidentally sunk by RMS Queen Mary in 1942
www.netipedia.com /index.php/HMS_Curacoa   (114 words)

  
 Vice Admiral Sir Henry Bernard Rawlings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Educated at Stanmore Park, HMS Britannia,* and the Imperial Defence College.
Former captain of the battleship HMS Valiant, also the HMS Active, Curacoa, and Delhi.
Training was originally carried out on various ships until 1905 when it moved ashore and building of the current college began.
www.ussmissouri.com /Surrender/rawlings.htm   (126 words)

  
 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log - HMS Curacoa survivor
I have read with interest the information in your website and have also read the book "A River Runs to War" written by John D Drummond and the Express Newspaper article in the 1970's.
April 2004 aged 81 after suffering silently for many years with osteoarthritis of the knees, he slipped away to meet his shipmates.
The HMS Curacoa was the light cruiser run down by the Queen Mary.
ahoy.tk-jk.net /Letters/HMSCuracoasurvivor.html   (169 words)

  
 Colonial Wargames - Victorian Artillery Data - Later Breech Loading Artillery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Used aboard HMS Formidable, HMS Irresistible, HMS Implacable, HMS Bulwark, HMS London, HMS Venerable, HMS Queen, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Albemarle, HMS Cornwallis, HMS Duncan, HMS Exmouth, HMS Montagu, and HMS Russell.
Used aboard HMS Thunderer, HMS Devastation, HMS Barfleur, and HMS Centurion, and as the secondary armament of HMS Sans Pareil.
Used aboard HMS Thunderer and as the secondary armament of HMS Victoria.
www.colonialwargames.org.uk /Miscellany/Weapons/Artillery/LBL.htm   (859 words)

  
 Royal Navy
In 1938 proposals were well advanced for the establishment in Cardiff of a sub unit of the Severn Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Cruiser HMS Curacoa was designated to be berthed in Cardiff Docks as the Drill Ship.
Further accommodation was provided by HMS Derg, a ten-year old Frigate which was moored alongside in the Dock.
After filling in the West Bute Dock and closing the East Dock, the British Transport Docks Board decided that the whole area was ripe for comprehensive development.
www.royal-navy.mod.uk /rn/print.php?page=5858   (418 words)

  
 Early Life and Navy Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On 24 July Harrier and HMS Cuckoo destroyed part of Raumo and a quantity of shipping and on 17 August Harrier, Tartar, Cuckoo and the French boat d'Assas sent their boats up towards Biorneborg and burned 17 vessels and took the surrender of a small steamer in spite of the presence of 2,000 troops.
On 7 February 1863 Harrier was involved in the rescue of survivors from HMS Orpheus which had gone aground on a sand spit at the entrance to Manukau Harbour, New Zealand.
The last HMS Harrier in the Royal Navy was an aircraft direction school at Kete in Pembrokeshire, Wales and the functions and relics of that Harrier were assumed by HMS Dryad at Southwick near Portsmouth, England.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~Sxmitch/Earlylife.html   (2968 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Submarine HMS Sidon sanl after a torpedo explosion in the forward torpedo compartment while in Portland harbour, killing 13.
Submarine HMS Sidon sank after a torpedo explosion in the forward torpedo compartment while in Portland harbour, killing 13.
Submarine HMS Sidon sank after a torpedo explosion in the forward torpedo compartment in Portland harbour, killing 13.
www.angelfire.com /mp/memorials/Portscem.htm   (4029 words)

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