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HMS Canopus



   HMS Canopus was a naval shore establishment at Alexandria in Egypt.

 


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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Canopus

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Able.Sea. Henry Bowdell HMS Revenge

My father, Henry (Harry) Bowdell S/N JX 275361, went to HMS Collingwood on 25th June to September 1941. His service record is as follows:
  • Collingwood ( Foretop Div) Ordinary Seaman from 25/06/1941 to 02/09/1941.
  • Victory Ordinary Seaman 03/09/1941 to 30/09/1941
  • Canopus Ordinary Seaman 01/10/1941 23/05/1942 lent to Sphinx 29/04/1942 to 03/05/1942
  • Hurworth Ordinary Seaman 24/05/1942 to 30/06/1942 Acting Able Seaman from 25/06/1942 Able Seaman from 25/06/1942
  • Revenge Able Seaman 01/07/1942 to 23/11/1943
  • Victory Able Seaman 24/11/1943 to 06/01/1944
  • Vernon Able Seaman 07/01/1944 t6o 23/03/1944
  • Victory Able Seaman 24/03/1944 to 29/11/1945 lent to Admiralty 12/01/1945 to 12/01/1945

Henry Bowdell was released to shore in class A on 29th November 1945 Photos of my Father in the Royal Navy 1941 to 1945 attached.

Gordon Bowdell



Chief Y Theodore A. Richard Brownell USS Canopus

Survivor of the Oryoku Maru and a POW in Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan




Cox John Rudolph Cicha USS Canopus




Able Sea. Henry Bowdell HMS Collingwood

My father Henry Bowdell S/N JX 275361 went to HMS Collingwood on 25th June to September 1941. His service record is as follows:

Collingwood (Foretop Div) Ordinary Seaman from 25/06/1941 to 02/09/1941

Victory Ordinary Seaman 03/09/1941 to 30/09/1941

Canopus Ordinary Seaman 01/10/1941 23/05/1942

Lent to Sphinx 29/04/1942 to 03/05/1942

Hurworth Ordinary Seaman 24/05/1942 to 30/06/1942

Acting Able Seaman from 25/06/1942; Able Seaman from 25/06/1942

Revenge Able Seaman 01/07/1942 to 23/11/1943

Victory Able Seaman 24/11/1943 to 06/01/1944

Vernon Able Seaman 07/01/1944 to 23/03/1944

Victory Able Seaman 24/03/1944 to 29/11/1945

Lent to Admiralty 12/01/1945 to 12/01/1945

Harry Bowdell was released to shore in class A on 29th November 1945.

Gordon Bowdell



Harold Chippendale HMS Woolwich

Looking for information on my granddad, Harold Chippendale and the ships he was on. Specifically, information on HMS Woolwich and what role the ship had in the Mediterranean war. Harold was on the ship from 1st August 1939 to 15th January 1943, then went to HMS Canopus.

Jonathan Raine







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