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#1 anthony ozzy

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Greetings all. Have trawled the internet but with little luck - I am looking for a photo of HMS Stonecrop, alias Glenfoyle, which was torpedoed in September 1917. Can anyone help please with (preferably) a photo of HMS Stonecrop or alternatively, suggest likely sources where a picture could be located?
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#2 sotonmate

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

anthony

So another Q ship ? Glencoyle built as a collier of 1680 tons gross in 1913,and seemingly lost the day after sinking U88 in the Atlantic around 8 Sept 1917.
Only one file at Kew for this ship (ADM53/61436),for Aug 1917,and I would think that the Sept one is sitting sodden on a sea floor as we write.
If you can discover where it was built there may be an archive for that builder,there are a few around with such old pictures.Lloyd's List,in any good Reference Library, for 1914 will probably have the details.

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Got it now-North Ireland Shipbuilding Co.Londonderry. No archive as far as I can see as the yard was sold on a copule of times before it closed.

#3 Lörscher

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

Just for the records:

STONECROP/GLENFOYLE didn't sink U 88 but instead engaged U 151 on 17.09.1917. U 151 was on the receiving end of course and took 3 hits, but continued to went out to the area Madeira, Dakar, Gibraltar ...

The Q-ship was sunk the next day by U 43.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Sotonmate/Oliver,
thanks for the swift replies. Am planning a trip to Kew so will see what the file reveals - the answer is out there somewhere!
Once again, thanks both.