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James123
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Hello, 

 

Can anyone pls help me identify the ships pls. I believe he went to Russia around 1919 however, I am not completely sure. I remember a Russian type medal when I was young? 

 

 

 

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horatio2

Tricky hand-writing but I think the ships are:-

HMS STRATH-something unreadable.  Possibly STRATHEBRIE one of numerous STRATH-named hired trawlers. STRATHEBRIE was an Aberdeen trawler used as a boom defence vessel.

On the books of HMS AFRIKANDER (Simonstown, South Africa base ) but serving in HMS NIVONIA whaler. Built 1912, 175grt. Purchased, in service 3.8.17-26.5.19 in West Africa.

HMS RINALDO sloop - see log book -   http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Rinaldo.htm

HMS PEMBROKE I - Chatham RN Barracks

HMS EREBUS monitor. Served in North Russia 1919. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Erebus_(I02)  See log book -   http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Erebus.htm

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James123

Many thanks Horatio, much appreciated

 

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seaJane
10 hours ago, horatio2 said:

Possibly STRATHEBRIE

If it's any help, I read that one as Strathebrie too.

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James123

Thankyou seajane

 

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wrightdw

Monitor (15 inch guns) HMS Erebus (Captain. J.A. Moreton, RN) was sent to Archangel to cover the British evacuation on 27th September 1919 (Murmansk was also evacuated two weeks later) and went directly from the White Sea to join Admiral Cowan's Eastern Baltic Fleet blockading the Soviet fleet at Kronstadt.

 

During 9-14 November 1919 Erebus fired a number of counterfire missions against German (yes, German!) batteries in Estonia.

 

She was the only monitor to serve with the RN Eastern Baltic Fleet December 1918-December 1919.

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James123
On 24/07/2020 at 16:43, wrightdw said:

Monitor (15 inch guns) HMS Erebus (Captain. J.A. Moreton, RN) was sent to Archangel to cover the British evacuation on 27th September 1919 (Murmansk was also evacuated two weeks later) and went directly from the White Sea to join Admiral Cowan's Eastern Baltic Fleet blockading the Soviet fleet at Kronstadt.

 

During 9-14 November 1919 Erebus fired a number of counterfire missions against German (yes, German!) batteries in Estonia.

 

She was the only monitor to serve with the RN Eastern Baltic Fleet December 1918-December 1919.

Thankyou wrightdw that's a great help. 

 

Would he be issued any foriegn medals for participating? I remember a foriegn looking medal with his other medals when I was young. 

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wrightdw
On 29/07/2020 at 19:04, James123 said:

Thankyou wrightdw that's a great help. 

 

Would he be issued any foriegn medals for participating? I remember a foriegn looking medal with his other medals when I was young. 

 

Hi James,

 

Quite possible he picked up a Russian gong, more than a few were awarded for operations in the Baltic 1918-19.

 

For sailors (as opposed to officers) it was mostly Imperial Russia Cross of St. George: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_St._George

 

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ForeignGong
On 29/07/2020 at 17:34, James123 said:

Thankyou wrightdw that's a great help. 

 

Would he be issued any foriegn medals for participating? I remember a foriegn looking medal with his other medals when I was young. 

Give us a name and we can check.

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James123

Oh yes that may help! 

 

Wilfred Sanders J35200

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seaJane

His service record is here: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6934143 and can be downloaded for free at present if you don't mind the brief procedure for registering with the National Archives website.

 

sJ

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