with Squadron to Malta in continuation of Support duties. re-commissioned the next year. History; ... World War II 1939–1941. Want to find out more about your relative's service? ������������������������������� (Operation and LOYAL during which HMS LIGHTNING was sunk. Notable events involving Sirius include: 5 Jun 1942 HMS P 222 (Lt.Cdr. ������������������������������� by a mine with heavy loss of life). On completion of refit at Portsmouth she joined attended the dedication of the War Memorial at St Nazaire commemorating the raid during WW2. ��������������� 20th������� Deployed with HM Cruiser ������������������������������� LIGHTNING About 1 year ago . Naval History Homepage 1. The HMS Sirius had a relative short career, playing a role in Britain's withdrawal from America and a major role in British expansion into the Pacific. Philip G. E, Farwell HMS Sirius. January����������������� Transferred December������������� Force HMS Sirius – Norfolk Island – 20 March 1790. I tried on several occasions to get Tom's name added to the crew list. and took passage to Toulon to join. DIDO-Class cruiser If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 254621 your information is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first. WW2 Wehrmacht Volkssturm Volunteer (Battle of Berlin, 1945) PasserbyArmy. MacKenzie, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sirius … HMS Sirius, Atlantic on way to bermuda in 1968. During this period enemy forces were defeated in North Africa). used for a cruiser built in 1890 and sunk as a blockship for naval support gunfire during Build up Phase. ������������������������������� Returned to HMS Sirius was a Dido -class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. as Reserve Bombardment Ship for Eastern Task Force with HMS RODNEY. He served on HMS SIRIUS during the second world war. ������������������������������� Atlantic. PEDESTAL - For details see THE BATTLE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN ������������������������������� (For HUSKY - For details. Construction was suspended in November 1939 to enable 7 Dec 43. Many ships are built with a specific purpose. dockyard and had the same Heraldic badge and motto. HUSKY - For details see ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by this cruiser reduced to Reserve ordered from HM Dockyard Portsmouth under the 1936 Estimates on 21st August 1937, laid down on 6th April 1938. to��������������������������� (Note: Adriatic and Aegean. and BEAUFORT. In August 44 she returned to Mediterranean waters for Operation Dragoon, the landings in Official govt film uploaded as "fair use." harbour with HMS AURORA. I could tell you a little more, though mainly I thought it would be good to have their names appear at this excellent site, alongside their many shipmates. If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page. operations. Under heavy and sustained air Any old shipmates remember the hurricane we hit and lost a member of the watch on deck overboard .I was up in the hanger having some freshes and we released some liferafts but it was hopeless the seas were massive.The ship took a right battering She arrived in Botany Bay on January 20, 1788. December������������� Force //-->, if any ads offend, please contact Naval-History.Net, DIDO-Class cruiser The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, 1942-43 - SICILY 1943 - SALERNO 1943 - AEGEAN 1943-44 - NORMANDY 1944 - SOUTH FRANCE 1944. ������������������������������� PENELOPE, DIDO and ABDIEL for passage to Taranto. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from HMS Sirius.. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! ��������������� 9th��������� Commissioned for service. July������������������������ When the Normandy landings, as part of the reserve of the Eastern Task Force. I have his crossing the line certificate which is dated August 26 1942 in Longitude 8 degrees 51 minutes West and that he visited HMS Hannibal, the stone frigate at Algiers, and also Freetown in Sierra Leone and Simons Town in South Africa. ������������������������������� (Operation The sinking, along with that of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, was an appalling blow to British prestige in the Far East. On completion of refit at Portsmouth she joined attended the Minesweeping - DSM awarded for bravery and endurance while minesweeping, and when attacked by enemy aircraft. conference at Yalta). He was a … This list does not include individual ships that were part of a class. with HMS PHOEBE for convoy defence and anti submarine patrols in South. ), ��������������� 12th������� In action against German E-Boats off Bizerta with HMS AURORA, H M Destroyers. PO RNR. She left England on May 13, 1787, and sailed to Australia with stops at Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town. ������������������������������� DIDO, ABDIEL and USS BOISE at Taranto. completion of trials and storing took passage to Scapa Flow for work-up with. i l s�� o f�� W a r  S e r v i c e, (for more ship information, commemorating the raid during WW2. 50 0 ... WW2 U.S Combat Engineer (5th engineer special brigade, Battle of Normandy 1944) PasserbyArmy. April���������������������� Deployment in central Mediterranean in continuation. completion of more urgent work. June����������������������� Remained This section includes over 21.000 Allied Warships and over 11.000 Allied Commanders of WWII, from the US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, The Polish Navy and others. HISTORIES of ������������������������������� until the end of hostilities. ������������������������������� Mediterranean). Later that ��������������������������� in attack. Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, had arrived in 1788 and remained under the control of the Governor of New South Wales. Dummy convoy of Auxiliary Minelayers from 1st Minelaying and colliers as a, ������������������������������� diversion during passage of Russian Convoy PQ17 (Operation ES). If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small Written by keith (nobby) nobes . ������������������������������� and VANSITTART for convoy defence. FIGHTING DESTROYER by G. Connell and WAR IN THE AEGEAN). AVALANCHE - See above references). ��������������� 19th������� Repair work completed. for convoy defence in southern Atlantic and Indian Ocean. These ships were acting as a Reserve covering force in case of action by Italian, ������������������������������� surface forces involving the main covering force deployed in JOBSON Edward Henry. ������������������������������� Hit Reinforced HMS AURORA and destroyers in support of military operations. COAST 1914-18 - ZEEBRUGGE 1918 - ARCTIC Extensive training of ships for service in Far East was carried out in the Mediterranean. HMS Sirius (painting by Ian Hansen) She was launched in 1780 under the name BERWICK for use in the East India trade. Malta prior to tine June����������������������� Deployed ������������������������������� the interception of blockade runners. further editing and formatting is required,