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HMS Redcar, Paddle Mine Sweeper

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The attached photo is of my great great uncle William Muning. He was killed when the Paddle Mine Sweeper HMS Redcar was mined and sunk near Spindle Buoy, north of Gravelines, on the24th June 1917. While trying to pick up survivors, the Mine Sweeper HMS Kempton was also mined and sunk. William is buried in the Dunkirk cemetry. I would appreciate any information on William Munning, or HMS Redcar, her history etc.

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Dittmar & Colledge info.

Aye

Malcolm

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Jo,

I can add that the mines the two ships sank on were laid by the small German minelaying submarine UC 1.

Best wishes,

Michael

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Jo, your GGU's Admiralty record:

MUNNING, WILLIAM J. , DECK HAND, RNR, D A 9838, REDCAR, 25-Jun-17, DIED OF WOUNDS.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes

David

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His medal roll is in ADM 171/123 (microfilm), at Kew Copies of his service record cards are at Kew in BT 377/7 (microfiche) there are in service number order: DA9838. The originals are at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

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