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Offline KarenM

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Photo's of Ships
« on: Saturday 06 January 07 20:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

My friends dad has asked if I can help him with the following, this is what he has written..

"HMS Byard was destroyer escort and part of a lease lend agreement with the USA.  I was on her when she was commissioned in June, 1943.

She saw service escorting convoys in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediteranian.  In October 1943 we were attacked by a wolf pack of 16 U boats.  During the battle we sank U-841 and took 13 prisoners on board.  She was returned to the US Navy Dec. 1945 and sold for scrap in 1946.

In the summer of 1945 I joined HMS Lysander in N. Shields and then went to Singapore and Borneo to sweep mines.  I left the Lysander in Singapore and was shipped home to the UK and demobbed.

My father served on HMS Prince of Wales and was killed when the ship was sunk by the Japanees in 1941"


He would very much like to get a picture of the three ships.  Can anyone help me find them, or a reputable on line service that has pictures that you can order from?

Thanks for any help.

Karen
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Re: Photo's of Ships
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 January 07 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried an image search on

www.google.co.uk

or

www.alltheweb.com
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Photo's of Ships
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 January 07 21:17 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Photo's of Ships
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 January 07 21:22 GMT (UK) »
had a look around the net and the best one that I have seen so far is to be found at http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk it has history and pictures of the P.O.W.

can not find any picture's on the other two except some history on HMS Byard formally the USS Donaldson.

hope this helps

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Re: Photo's of Ships
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 January 07 02:18 GMT (UK) »


Hi Karen !

http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/laforey_class.htm#HMS%20Lysander

And I thought maybe you might be interested in this

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-atl/batlt-41/bismk-c.htm

This is a picture taken by the Japanese ..... not sure if this is the right picture to post .... but you decide !

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Re: Photo's of Ships
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 January 07 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Karen,

Have a look here:
Force Z Survivors Association website:

http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk

There are pictures and an extensive history of the ships, one of which was HMS Prince of Wales.
We also have casualty and crew lists on this website.

If you need any more help, you can email me direct from our website contact page.

Cheers,

Andy Wade.
Webmaster, Force Z Survivors Association.

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 January 07 02:12 GMT (UK) »


Hi Andy and welcome to RootsChat !  :)

Thank you for sharing your site with us ........ that is a terrific source of information - I can see a lot of work has gone into it - and I appreciate your time and effort !!  :) :)

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Re: Photo's of Ships
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 January 07 13:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone, thanks for the links.

Old Rowley, have you every ordered from that site?  He would like a photo that he is able to frame, not just print off the computer if you know what I mean, and I have no problems ordering off the internet.

Annie, as always, great links  :)

Andy, many thanks for the link to your site, my friends grandfather is mentioned on your site, Cecil Nankivell is his name.

My friend's dad is 82 years old now and it just amazes me the memory he has.

Karen


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Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham
Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham
Shorter - Surrey
Dyer - Devon
Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland
Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 January 07 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone, thanks for the links.

Old Rowley, have you every ordered from that site?  He would like a photo that he is able to frame, not just print off the computer if you know what I mean, and I have no problems ordering off the internet.

Annie, as always, great links  :)

Andy, many thanks for the link to your site, my friends grandfather is mentioned on your site, Cecil Nankivell is his name.

My friend's dad is 82 years old now and it just amazes me the memory he has.

Karen


Karen


Hi Karen,

Your Friend may also wish to obtain a photograph of Cecil Nankivell's grave in Kranji War Cemetery.
I'm fairly certain that photography of all the graves in this cemetery has been completed by the British War Memorial Project:
www.wargraves.org.uk
(I'm a volunteer photographer for this project)
If you contact Steve Rogers he should be able to supply a copy of the photo for a small fee (which goes towards the running of the web site and database, which is entirely voluntary).

Oh, and to Liverpool Annie... many thanks for the welcome message and your kind words about the Force Z Survivors Association website!  ;D

Cheers,
Andy.

PS, I just checked and his grave has been photgraphed:

http://www.wargraves.org.uk/gravedetails.asp?id=63156