HMS Hasty 24th February 1941

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  1. Steve49

    Steve49 Well-Known Member

    24th February 1941

    HMS Hasty had sailed from Tobruk in company with HMS Dainty and then recovered survivors from that destroyer, after it was sunk by Ju87's. I can find no record of any damage to HMS Hasty, but the destroyer lost two crew members.

    GOODLIFFE, Fred, Able Seaman, D/SSX 25321, DOW [TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY]
    PHILLIPS, Sidney C, Able Seaman, D/SSX 30795, DOW [ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY]

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Steve
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  3. Steve49

    Steve49 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that, but I can't find any reference to HMS Hasty actually being damaged. It isn't listed as being so in ADM234/444 or in any references to the loss of Dainty I've looked at.

    For the record, as far as I can see, the loss of HMS Dainty resulted in 17 killed/DOW.

    HMS Dainty (H35), D Class, Destroyer; Lost after being attacked by German Ju88 bombers (from III(K)/LG.1) off Tobruk.
    Killed
    APPS, George V, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 182668, killed [PoM]
    CHEESMER, Charles H, Able Seaman, P/J 104772, killed [PoM]
    COLE, Harold, Able Seaman, P/SSX 19668, killed [PoM]
    CUTHBERTSON, William G, Py/Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, killed [PoM]
    CUXHERI, Domenico, Officer's Cook 3c, E/LX 9476, killed [PlyM]
    DAVISON, George H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 94568, killed [PoM]
    GARLICK, Clifford, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 158910, killed [TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY]
    HOLLAND, William, Stoker 2c, C/KX 105310, killed [ChM]
    HUNTER, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 134551, killed [PoM]
    McALLISTER, Meredith, Ty/Lieutenant (E), killed [PoM]
    McCARTHY, John, Able Seaman, C/SSX 23954, killed [ChM]
    MILLETT, Albert L, Stoker 2c, P/KX 104970, killed [TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY]
    PUGH, Augustine, Stoker 2c, P/KX 106184, killed [PoM]
    REID, George, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 55950, killed [ChM]
    DOW
    AUSTIN, Albert, Able Seaman, P/SSX 16923, DOW 27/2/41 [TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY]
    CURBISHLEY, Albert H, Able Seaman, C/JX 168702, DOW 12/3/41 [CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY]
    MULA, Vincent, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, DOW 13/4/41 [ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY]
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Steve
    assume both ships bombed and 2 crew from Hasty caught in blast and perhaps no damage to Hasty

    regards
    Clive
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Fred Goodliffe
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 17 Sep 1920
    Birth Place: South Kirby, Yorks
    Death Date: 24 Feb 1941
    Death Age: 20
    44994_adm_104_131-0095 (2).jpg

    Name: Sidney Charles Phillips
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 3 Sep 1919
    Birth Place: Cardiff, Glamorgan
    Death Date: 24 Feb 1941
    Death Age: 21
    44994_adm_104_135-0248 (2).jpg

    Perhaps killed by machine gun fire and not bomb or explosion
     
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  6. Steve49

    Steve49 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gents,

    Yes possibly strafed or splinters from a near miss. ADM234/444 normally records shock or splinter damage, so if Hasty did sustain any damage to go with the loss of its crew members it most have been minor.

    Regards,

    Steve
     

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