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9th May 1941 Taking Charge
28th May 1941 Ship Commissioned
12th Jul 1941 Under Way
13th Jul 1941 Convoy
27th Jul 1941 Convoy
4th Aug 1941 Convoy arrives
8th Aug 1941 Departure
12th Aug 1941 Maintenance
20th Aug 1941 Escort
22nd Aug 1941 Search
26th Aug 1941 Sweep
29th Aug 1941 Sweep
31st Aug 1941 Into Port
3rd Sep 1941 Escort Duty
5th Sep 1941 Rough Seas
7th Sep 1941 Repairs
17th Sep 1941 Convoy
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Those known to have sailed in
during the Second World War 1939-1945.
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James Broome HMS LightningI am looking for information about which ships my grandfather served on during WWII. He was on a minesweeper. He had a brother, Clifford, and his partner's name was Annie. I think he may have served on HMS Lightning. Any information would be appreciated.Liza Broome
Ld.Sea. George Cook HMS LightningLdg Sm George Cook was involved in the sinking of HMS Lightning.Pauline Webb
Eric "Blackie" Stone HMS LightningDoes any body remember my grandad Eric Stone? He was serving on HMS Lightning when it went down.
Update: My late father was aboard HMS Lightning for all of her time afloat. We met your grandad at the 50th anniversary reunion at Doncaster in 1993. Dad recalled his nickname as 'Jed' Stone. (Eric Gilroy)Gavin Stone
AbleSea. George Gilroy HMS LightningMy father served aboard HMS Lightning for all of her time afloat.Eric Gilroy
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