On this day in 1944 five men from Belfast were lost when the destroyer HMS Mahratta was torpedoed and sunk on a convoy to Murmansk, Russia. In 1943 William Crocker from Belfast and Anthony Maguire from Fermanagh fell serving with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Tunisia. Robert McDowell was awarded the Military Cross for “For conspicuous […]February 25. HMS Maharatta lost on Murmansk convoy. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day
Saturday, March 20, 2021@19:30- H.M.S. MAHRATTA G 23, OF THE ROYAL NAVAL M-CLASS DESTROYER, and THE SUBJECT OF W.W.II NAVAL CONVOYS TO MURMANSK, ARCTIC OCEAN, WHITE SEA, ARCHANGELSK, etc., and THE IMPORTANCE OF NAVAL WARFARE AND OTHER HAZARDS, AS CONCERNING WEATHER, etc., IN THESE ARCTIC OCEAN LATITUDES and LONGITUDES!!! FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE TO RESEARCH THOROUGHLY; W.W.II NAVAL WARFARE, THEN THE CAMPAIGN ARCTIC OCEAN/MURMANSK RUNS, OF W.W.II ALLIED and AXIS NAVAL HISTORY, TO COMPREHEND-WHAT THE MEN SERVING IN THESE WARSHIPS, MERCHANT VESSELS, SUBMARINES, AIR CRAFT, etc., WOULD HAVE ENDURED!!!
H.M.S. MAHRATTA G 23: TO THE MEN WHOM WERE LOST/K.I.A., DURING HER SINKING, IN ARCTIC WATERS; Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart, Lord God of Hosts be with US yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET. Poem by Rudyard Kipling.
At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!!
CREDIT: Every Day is REMEMBRANCE DAY!!!
Brian MURZA…Killick Vison, W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, HIGH TREASON Q.E.II ANALYST, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.