27th August 1943. Remember HMS Egret.

“WARSHIP WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2022-H.M.S. EGRET U 75…IS ONE OF OUR WARSHIPS POSTED THIS EVENING!!! Y’ALL CAN RESEARCH U75 on Wikipedia, THE BOOK UNLUCKY LADY-H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN G 07, Naval-History.Net, U-Boat.net, Google Search AND ALL ETC. THESE BRITISH SLOOPS WERE EXCELLENT WARSHIPS; and WERE PLAYING THE ROLE AS SUPPORT GROUPS WARSHIPS, ESCORT GROUP ESCORTS, ANT-SUBMARINE WARSHIPS, AND ALSO DESTROYER ROLES, AS WHEN SUNK IN THE BAY OF BISCAY, H.M.S. EGRET U 75, WAS WITH A SUPPORT GROUP WITH DESTROYERS,FRIGATES, SLOOPS,AND WAS SUNK SADLY-BY GERMAN LUFTWAFFE; GLIDER BOMB!!!” 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!!!” “Still TRUE to the IDEALS, WHEN as YOUNG MEN, THEY-H.M.S. EGRET U75-SAILED to MEET THE FOE AGAIN, THEIR NAMES ENROLLED in HONOUR’S COURT, THEY ARE ALL RIDING ANCHOR…ON THE HIGH SEAS, NOT IN HOME PORT!!!” “YOU ALL ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, WE REMEMBER!!!” Yours Aye-WITH LOVE-GRATITUDE-CONCERN…Brian CANUCK Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. “Blog credit-Date with History.”

A Date with History

The Sloop HMS Egret. The Sloop HMS Egret.

The U-boats out of occupied France made use of Spanish and Portuguese neutrality to hug the coast of the Bay of Biscay to attack, so depth charges were deployed by sloops such as Egret.

HMS Egret was the lead ship of her Class. Built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, she was launched on 31st May 1938, and as with other sloops, used in a convoy defence role. However, sadly, Today in 1943, she suffered the fate of being the first ship to be sunk by air-to- ground guided missile: 198 lives were lost, with only 35 survivors.(1)

The Germans had just started testing a new guided missile, the Henschel Hs 293, (nicknamed by the Navy, ‘Chase-me- Charlie’). It had a range of up to 11 miles, and guided to its target by the pilot.(2)

On board the Egret, which had electronic surveillance, were four RAF…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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