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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 09:55 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for all your suggestions.  I fear none is conclusive.
For what it is worth, I think his address at the time was in Colwyn Road (near Old Swan in Liverpool).
Any more ideas?
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 12:39 GMT (UK) »
How about HMS Petrel? A river gunboat sunk in 1941

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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:14 GMT (UK) »
Well I thought it looked like Cartmel, but that dates back to WW1 (unless there is another one!)


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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.  I am tempted by 'Peterel' as she was evidently spelled, which fits better than most things I have tried.  I see she was sunk off Shanghai with loss of life and some crew captured.
I am awaiting better information on a civilian of the right name and age whose death in 1942 in Malaya is recorded by the War Graves Commission, but without any other details.  This might be a forlorn hope but I have not found another proof of death so far...
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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:46 GMT (UK) »
I would go along with HMS PETEREL as being a contender.
There are a few references to her at TNA. Maybe the piece ADM358/3998 could be of interest.
If Hugh Young was serving under a T124 agreement. He would technically be a civilian.
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: Name of Royal Navy ship please
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 18:22 GMT (UK) »
That looks very promising, thank you.  I shall have to arrange for a viewing.
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