Sunday, May 23, 2021@09:58-CONCERNING MY MANY OTHER POSTINGS OF, H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX I-81, H.M.S. ITCHEN K 227, H.M.S. LAGAN K 259, H.M.S. POLYANTHUS K 47, I FORGOT TO ENTER, THE E CLASS DESTOYER…H.M.S. ESCAPADE H 17, AS SHE WAS IN THE CONVOY ON.202…ONS.18, WHEN THE U-BOATS WERE FIRST SUPPLIED WITH THE GNAT-GERMAN NAVAL ACOUSTIC TORPEDO, THE GNAT; WHICH HOMED ONTO A WARSHIPS SCREWS/PROPELLER(S)!!! THIS WAS IN SEPTEMBER 1943, DURING THE CONVOY ON.202…AND ONS. 18 WHICH WERE COMBINED BY ADMIRALTY…DUE TO FIGHT OFF WOLF PACK’S IN THEIR FIX/LONGITUDE/LATITUDE. ANYWAYS, H.M.S. ESCAPADE H 17, WAS CARRYING OUT A H/H…HEDGEHOG…ANTI-SUBMARINE ATTACK, ON A U-BOART CONTACT, WHEN SOME OF THE HEDGEHOGS MELFUNCTIONED and EXPLODED, WITH SERIOUS HARM TO H.M.S. ESCAPADE H 17, IN WHICH H 17 WAS TOWED BACK TO THE U.K., WHILE THE REST OF THE ON.202 CONVOY, STEAMED TO NORTH AMERICA.
SORRY FOR MY LACK OF CONCENTRATION, AND THINKING ABOUT THE SEXY AMERICAN-BABY DOLLS, AND TARTS-SEXY BRITISH WOMEN…WHEN I AM WRITING!!!
SO, A WELL WORTH MENTION; TO H.M.S. ESCAPADE H 17, AN E CLASS DESTROYER…WHICH SAW CONSIDERABLE ACTION PRIOR TO THIS HEDGEHOG ACCIDENT!!!
Note: To VIEW A PHOTO OF H.M.S. ESCAPADE, JUST HIT THE HIDE WORD, WITH YOUR MOUSE, AND IT WILL COME UP.
To the CASUALTIES ON BOARD H.M.S. ESCAPADE H 17, ON SEPTEMBER 20, 1943…ON.202=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!!!
Blog Credit: John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News.
Yours Aye: RE-SACRIFICIAL ST. CROIX…Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
HMSEscapadewas anE-classdestroyerof theBritishRoyal Navyin commission from 1934 until 1946, that saw service before and duringWorld War II, seeing service onRussian,MaltaandAtlantic convoys.
The ship was ordered on 1 November 1932 fromScottsatGreenockunder the 1931 Build Programme. She was laid down on 30 March 1933, along with hersister shipEscort, launched on 30 January 1934, and completed on 30 August 1934 for a cost of £249,987, excluding equipment such as weapons, ammunition and communications outfits that were supplied by the Admiralty.