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From: "Lauren Brown" <>
Subject: WWII sunken ship name ?
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 15:38:43 +0100
I have an elusive relative of my husband's who seemed to have been on a famous ship that went down in WWII. No body recovered. No one can tell me which year, and.....he's not from Devon...but wait!!
It was a Royal Navy ship, as far as I am told, and it was NOT the Hood (I searched that list). BUT, it evidently was carrying many wounded and flying the "red cross" when hit. The relatives all agree on that bit. Supposedly this was a shocking move, so maybe it stuck in someone's mind or you have researched someone connected with this incident?
Am picking on the Devonians as you have the most seafaring connections of the lists I am familiar with.
I understand this was a German action, not Japanese. But maybe they gave me bum info...hmmm.
This is getting very confusing for me. I went to the Commonwealth War Graves list and searched but the lad (Trevor Phillips) does not come up at all. He would have been AB or Stoker, no higher probably. And I went to every Phillips too!
There ya go...not a 1901 census question after all!
Cheers if any can shed some light on this!
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