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HMS Phoebe




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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Phoebe

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Baker William Henry. Able Sea. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Brush George Carleton. C.E.R.A. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Clarkson Oswald. Stkr. 2Cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Denton Stanley. L/Stkr. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Henderson George. Ord. Sea. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Lancefield Ronald Vivian. Marine (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Lord Douglas William. Ord. Sea. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • MacCallum Gordon Blair. Able Sea. (d.23rd Oct 1942)
  • Mallett Henry Arthur. Marine (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Martin Peter Jack. BOY1 (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Miatt Geoffrey William Buchanan. BOY1 (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Murray Isaac. Sto.2 (d.23rd Oct 1942)
  • Needham Walter. Able Sea. (d.23rd Oct 1942)
  • Paul Ernest Sidney. Able Sea. (d.23rd Oct 1942)
  • Pickett Edward Isaac. Ord.Sea. (d.23 October 1942)
  • Rawson Vincent. Ord.Sea. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Sancto Ronald. Stkr. 1cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Sharpe Jack. Boy 1Cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Slapp William John. Boy 1Cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Swallow William Alfred Charles. Boy 1Cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Taylor Harold. Marine (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Tribble Ernest William. Boy 1Cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Turvey Horace Albert. C.Mech. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Wood Frederick George. Able Sea. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Woodfine Alfred Francis. Stkr. 1cl. (d.23rd October 1942)
  • Woodrow Harold Frank. Sgt. (d.23 October 1942)

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Able Sea. William Henry Baker HMS Pheobe (d.23rd October 1942)

Able Seaman Baker was the Son of William Henry and Sybil Dorothy Baker, of Chatham.

He was 21 when the Phoebe was torpedoed by the German submarine U-161 off the Congo Estuary, while on passage to French Equatorial Africa.

He is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2626790/BAKER,%20WILLIAM%20HENRY

s flynn



Sgt. Harold Frank Woodrow HMS Phoebe (d.23 October 1942)

Harold Woodrow was the son of James and Caroline Woodrow; husband of Olive Lilian Woodrow, of Rochester, Kent. He was 35 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Able Sea. Frederick George Wood HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Frederick Wood was the son of William Edward and Charlotte Wood; husband of Dorothy Emily Wood, of Hammersmith, London. He was 37 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Stkr. 1cl. Alfred Francis Woodfine HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Stoker 1st Class Alfred Woodfine was 21 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



C.Mech. Horace Albert Turvey HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Chief Mechanician Horace Turvey was the son of Harry William and Adelaide Turvey; husband of Annie Elizabeth Pearn Turvey, of Crownhill, Plymouth. He was 42 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Marine Harold Taylor HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Harold Taylor was the son of George Arthur and Alice Taylor of Lightcliffe, W. Yorks. He was 21 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Boy 1Cl. Ernest William Tribble HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Boy 1st Class Ernest Tribble was 16 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Boy 1Cl. William Alfred Charles Swallow HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Boy 1st Class William Swallow was the son of William and Elizabeth Swallow, of Southend on Sea, Essex. He was 16 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Boy 1Cl. William John Slapp HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Boy 1st Class William Slapp was the son of Hannah Slapp of Overstrand, Norfolk. He was 17 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Boy 1Cl. Jack Sharpe HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Boy 1st Class Jack Sharpe was 16 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Stkr. 1cl. Ronald Sancto HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Stoker 1st Class Ronald Sancto was the son of James and Maud Sancto of Middlesborough, Cleveland. He was 21 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Ord.Sea. Vincent Rawson HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Ordinary Seaman Rawson was 19 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

s flynn



Ord.Sea. Edward Isaac Pickett HMS Phoebe (d.23 October 1942)

Ordinary Seaman Pickett was 19 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

s flynn



BOY1 Geoffrey William Buchanan Miatt HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Boy 1st Class Geoffrey Miatt was 17 when he died. He is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Able Sea. Ernest Sidney Paul HMS Phoebe (d.23rd Oct 1942)

Ernest Paul was 25 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

s flynn



Able Sea. Walter Needham HMS Phoebe (d.23rd Oct 1942)

Walter Needham was 21 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

s flynn



Able Sea. Gordon Blair MacCallum HMS Pheobe (d.23rd Oct 1942)

Gordon MacCallum was the Son of Robert S. and Isabella MacCullum of Broomhill, S'clyde. He was 23 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

s flynn



Sto.2 Isaac Murray H.M.S. Phoebe (d.23rd Oct 1942)

Stoker 2nd Class Murray was 20 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo. On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

s flynn



BOY1 Peter Jack Martin HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Boy 1st Class Peter Martin was the son of Charles Herbert and Beatrice Martin of Cumnor, Oxon.

He was 16 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Marine Henry Arthur Mallett HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Henry Mallett was the son of Arthur Ernest and Bertha Mallett; husband of Muriel Maud Mallett, of Thorneywood, Nottingham.

He was 28 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Ord. Sea. Douglas William Lord HMS Phoebe South African Naval Forces (d.23rd October 1942)

Ordinary Seaman Douglas Lord was the son of H. V. and Maggie Lord of Durban, South Africa.

He was 19 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Marine Ronald Vivian Lancefield HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Marine Ronald Lancefield was 23 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo. p>On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Ord. Sea. George Henderson HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Ordinary Seaman George Henderson was 17 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



C.E.R.A. George Carleton Brush MID HMS Pheobe (d.23rd October 1942)

Chief Engine Room Artificer George Brush was the son of Hiram Crane and Edith Emma Brush of Sanderstead. London.

He was 45 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



Stkr. 2Cl. Oswald Clarkson HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Stoker 2nd Class Oswald Clarkson was the son of Ralph and Margaret Anne Clarkson, of Burnhope, Durham.

He was 27 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire European Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn



L/Stkr. Stanley Denton HMS Phoebe (d.23rd October 1942)

Leading Stoker Stanley Denton was the son of Bertram Charles and Hannah Denton of Kempston, Bedfordshire.

He was 22 when he died and is buried in the Pointe Noire Euorpean Cemetery in the Congo.

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.

S Flynn







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