War Courage

War Courage

Postby tynebuoy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:51 am

1918, Armstrong, Whitworth, Low Walker. Sank as Essex Lance 15.10.1943 by U-426 when part of convoy ONS-20 (Swansea, Milford Haven for Halifax).
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Re: War Courage

Postby E28 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:21 pm

War Courage was y no 952, ON 142684, launched 5 Sept 1918 with completion the following month shortly before the end of hostilities which explains the 4" gun on her poop. Also has a pretty impressive array of derricks and a notable list to port.

Became Glensanda in 1919 then Essex Lance in 1928.

Sunk by 1 torpedo from U426 15 Oct 1943 at 1045 breaking in 2, she was a straggler from the large and very heavily escorted convoy ONS-20. All 52 onboard rescued by rescue ship Accrington. Essex Lance was this convoys only casualty with 2 U boats sunk, the tables during the war in the Atlantic were now turning against the U boat through much endeavour by the Allies.

U426 would be sunk with her entire 51 complement in a depth charge attack by Sunderland of Coastal Command 8 Jan 1944.
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Re: War Courage

Postby northeast » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:12 am

Where's our tug experts, an Alexandra (?) with 2 funnels?
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Re: War Courage

Postby Whickham » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:05 am

Don't think Alexandra, my thoughts are more southern hemisphere, maybe JAMES PATERSON built by Rennoldson in 1902.

See: http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/jamespaterson1902.html
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Re: War Courage

Postby northeast » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 am

Good match Dave, I did say we needed a tug expert!
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