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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?
As always, many thanks.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

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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.

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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.

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:03 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?
As always, many thanks.

I was doing some searching myself as my Gt Grandfather was on this ship and survived to tell the tale, I have a drawing he did and other pieces of interest that I can post

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:41 PM

Ivansat,
Thanks for your kind offer - would be very interested to see what you have! What was your GT.Grandfather's name etc?
I've searched for photos etc. but no luck.
My GT.GT Uncle Thomas John Osborne also survived with 9 others after being adrift for 5 days on a raft commanded by Lt. Smiles. Sadly he did not recover from the effects of exposure and died in may 1918.
Thanks again,

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:47 PM

There is a good account of the action HMS Glenfoyle was sunk in plus the subsequent fate of the survivors in "Sea Killers in Disguise" by Tony Bridgland. I picked a copy up from Amazon for 1p plus postage - worth a read!

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:58 PM

Ivansat,
Thanks for your kind offer - would be very interested to see what you have! What was your GT.Grandfather's name etc?
I've searched for photos etc. but no luck.
My GT.GT Uncle Thomas John Osborne also survived with 9 others after being adrift for 5 days on a raft commanded by Lt. Smiles. Sadly he did not recover from the effects of exposure and died in may 1918.
Thanks again,

Ant

Hi,

I tried to upload a few things but having trouble files too big send an email to my work mail hhplant@eircom.net and I'll forward on what I have and you may be able to upload it if anyone is interested,

 

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

Will do Ivan - many, many thanks.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:10 PM

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Is three years too long a wait?  This may be the only surviving image of the Stonecrop AKA Glenfoyle: NOT the actual HMS Stonecrop,but her notorious imposter, armed with artillery and used to lure Uboats, which preyed on Merchant ships.

I, too watched the net a long time for an image of her to surface. The copyright on this has expired (I am American, and the copyright applied to U.S. and Canada), so, it is now free for use by the public. Hope this helps. 

 

http://images.mariti....ca/108770/data

 

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 06:26 AM

3 years is not too long to wait - thank you very much! Isn't the internet an amazing thing?

I'm fortunate enough to know the story of the end of the Stonecrop and my Great Uncle Thomas' struggle to survive once the ship had been torpedoed.

The picture adds another piece to the story.

Once again thanks very much,

 

Kind regards,

 

Anthony