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Name of Royal Navy ship please
« on: Monday 05 March 18 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Hugh Young spent most of his life at sea but was in the Machine Gun Corps in WW1.  He lost his army discharge papers and his service records include a request for a duplicate.  I attach part of the letter showing that in 1940 he was an 'engine'  petty officer in H.M.S....
Any views on the name of his ship please?
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:00 GMT (UK) »
It looks like Cartrel/Cartral but can't find it listed.
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:26 GMT (UK) »
The first letter looks more like a P to me.
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Mis-spelling of Kestrel?

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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:50 GMT (UK) »
possibly "Patrol" - a pathfinder class scout cruiser, but this was paid off and scrapped in the 1920s
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:25 GMT (UK) »
If it's the same first letter as the address - is that Cadwyn or similar. I thought it might be most likely a misspelling of Kestrel.
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:31 GMT (UK) »

H M S Patrol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Patrol_(1904)

Sorry 1940 not WW1 - my mistake

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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 March 18 18:26 GMT (UK) »
Hmm. I wonder if the engine room crew on Kestrel nicknamed her HMS Castrol.
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 March 18 19:29 GMT (UK) »
It's that 3rd letter that's odd - it looks like the other r but nothing like that on the lists that I've looked at.

My cousin was a Capt in the RN but he died 2 years ago. He would have know  :'(

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