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Help with Thomas Buchanan (A 7052) service records.
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 11:35 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

Hope someone can help, just found my grandfather and namesake's service record at Kew.  We, as we lived at Cockenzie & Port Seton,  always thought he was minesweeping on Firth of Forth during his service but got the following ships or shore bases on his record. Hope someone can explain if these were ships or shore bases.
HMS Victory         14/12/1914   to   23/03/1915


HMS Dolphin         24/03/1915   to   02/03/1916
HMS Victory         03/03/1916   to   07/03/1916


HMS Magpie (Magda)      08/03/1916   to   16/02/1919

On the actual record, it had Magda after the Magpie name. He was demobilised from the Magpie 07/02 1919.

Tom Buchanan
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Help with Thomas Buchanan (A 7052) service records.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 June 18 16:36 BST (UK) »
Victory - accounting and training base at Portsmouth
Dolphin - harbour defence and submarine base vessel at Portsmouth
Magpie/Magda both boom defence vessels (maintaining harbour torpedo nets etc.

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Source - naval-history.net
Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

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Re: Help with Thomas Buchanan (A 7052) service records.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 June 18 18:19 BST (UK) »
Hi MaxD,

Thanks that helps.

Tom Buchanan
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.