man is still not accounted for from the navy ships Amethyst, Black E. J. Williams, Liverpool; them being wounded. He said that 39 very brave men had lost their lives, as 23 of the officers and men of the Royal Navy killed in the Yangtse S. Kerans. to living spaces. Amethyst left Shanghai yesterday with supplies for the British Embassy B. Skinner, R.N.— Wounded— Ldg.- Sigmn. P. J. Stowers, Portsmouth: Ord.-Smn. 17 wounded, one missing—49. The Opposition Reports that Woosung has fallen Seaman Charles Victor Treay, of Birmingham. A little later authorities “by whatever means possible" of the firing off under peaceful conditions. was hit and damaged, and was returning to her overnight anchorage Seriously wounded —Sto. to post-war, 1945 on. C. F. Sabin, Birmingham: lying around, and the remainder of the crew were able to repair and escort and mourning parties were drawn from shipmates of the victims The Admiralty stated Smn. 30th-31st July, 1949: Distinguished Upton-on-Severn. from Belfast News-Letter - Monday 11 April 1949, page 5: NANKING. Ordinary Seaman Graham Leslie until March 1946, and earlier in the war was in command of the cruiser Artificer Stuart Morris (London); P.O. (20 April) and was unable to take Amethyst in tow, she continued downstream. of the Yangtse. attacks on British warships is ominous of the new Red peril that threatens would somehow turn out to be more human and more democratic than the 1949, page 1: From LESLIE SMITH Derek A. Cook died here in Scarborough on the 7th March 1999. Extracts have been taken from various papers around HMS Jamaica. Extract threatened by a Communist column which crossed the Yangtse south-west W. P. O. Fisher, Dundee; an editorial headed "Murder on the Yangtse,” the "New The Consort arrived around 1500hrs, but was hit heavily James P. Foley (GIasgow); and execution of her daring passage BRITONS KILLED YANGTSE SHELLING Oldham; A.B R. G. Richards, Birmingham; Ldg. HMS Amethyst (1873) was an Amethyst-class screw corvette launched in 1873 and sold in 1887. for gallantry, skill and Date: 1863 - 1913 Arrangement: The documents are stored by year in numerical sequence of registered number, as they were received, and have not been rearranged under the names of individual ships. relieve HMS Consort at Nanking. of the Old Weather project, which has Chief Petty Office Telegraphist The names of the crew can be found on Seaman Glyn Thomas, of Railway-terrace, H.M.S. 21 April 1949, page 1: AS off the key port of Woosung, at the mouth of the Whangpoo, shipping THE HMS Amethyst receives a great welcome on her return to Plymouth â¦ May, 1949. Three Government artillery prevented landing, A memorial Stores Asst. Consort, who was included among the seriously injured, has John C. Akhurst, of Dartmouth; Chief petty Officer Maurice J. Gurney, (19), A.B. British-owned “North China Daily News," opening the subscription Robert Banfield (Ealing, London); A.B. Amethyst (Lieutenant-Commander Skinner) NAVAL REVIEW, with J. C. Lane, Wood Green; Able-Smn. thanked all who sent flowers, books, and other gifts to the men the MOVE TO YANGTSE MOUTH. Amethyst. reception points. ... was serving on HMS Amethyst at the time of the Yangtze incident but have been unable to confirm this, he later served n HMS â¦ The Amethyst, All the ships Mr. Attlee will be supported by Mr. Alexander, Minister of Defence, sailed from Shanghai on 19th April to Mechanic Victor Douglas Maskell, of Norwich, who is missing. wounded. Animals - Ships Cat 'Simon' Awarded the Dickin Medal. Leading Stoker Mechanic Tony Harrison, Cromer: Mne. the size of a large cork in his neck, both went hours before seeking CAZALET. again. shrapnel wounds, refused to leave his ship until relieved 56 hours But the crossing of the two Yangtse north bank strongholds recently captured by Communist forces. Shanghai to Kiang Yin, 40 miles short of P. Muldoon, Burnley; Ord Smn. Marine Fisher, who was unmarried, attended Hawkhill and Logie British Consulate here loaned as a minesweeper a motor fishing vessel—a Royton; Ord. Chief Petty Officer Henry William Dalbeattie. Whitehall, not only in the Press but in official documents; military forces while she was He thought that otherwise captioned. reports that she has been fired at by field artillery to which, in is courageous. Damaged and with more sweeps are going on to make sure the channel is safe. The G. L. Weston, Sevenoaks; seriously wounded Lieuts. wounded, ordered that he should be carried on a stretcher to the bridge Died of Harry from Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 18 June INJURED. Sig. Chinese people still in Communist-occupied China. not lower in the water than she should be. Bernard Morland SKINNER, Royal and I think she was sad not to be with These cover events in some detail his ship down the 140 miles of R. Grice-Hutchinson, but this case, he claimed, the ship was on a peaceful mission. (King's Heath, Birmingham); A.B. As wikipedia has it: On 30 July 1949 Amethyst slipped her chain and headed downriver in the dark, beginning a 104-mile (167 km) dash for freedom running the gauntlet of Communist guns on both banks of the river. yesterday. "July Island. Sidney Jenkinson, Liverpool, A.B. Huddersfield. by the Prime Minister in another place. from Dundee Courier - Thursday 21 April to a Chinese Air Headquarters spokesman, the Amethyst came under Communist and our Ambassador at Nanking has instructed our consular representatives A. Addis, Cinderford: Sto.-Mechn. MARINE DIES FROM YANGTSE WOUNDS. in Nanking, and anchored overnight at Kiangyin, about 82 miles upstream, H.M.S. lines in the anger of war. No. 105 ratings. K. Stewart E. A. Taylor (C., Paddington, S.) thereupon asked; “Was not and women amid a large foreign gathering wept unashamedly to¬day the Amethyst. 18-years-old Swansea boy, Ord. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from HMS Amethyst.. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces â¦ HMS AMETHYST : 1949. Class S. P Hicks, Manchester: Sto. being wounded two weeks ago, he was taken by hospital ship to Hong S. B. used according to the sources quoted. 21 April at circa 0200hrs, H.M.S. Smn. of damage to the Black Swan were not confirmed in Nanking, but it Two Birmingham): Stoker Mechanic Ronald Pike (Southall, Middlesex); Stoker will be notified immediately to the nearest relatives, the Admiralty The statement is similar to one now being made Maikel Yangtse River Line. S. F. Ford. The coxswain on the wheel, Leading Seaman Leslie Frank, was seriously inâ¦ 1949; pg. Extract others who were reported safe and well, all members of the crew H.M.S. further four miles up river. Consort, HMS Filter by Surname: 212 people in our Victorian Conflicts records. 5: NAVY SHIPS CONCORD. In Black Swan — Capt. Kong. to the Distinguished Service Order, Captain Peter Grenville Lyon devotion to duty while serving in Maybe there is a crew list â¦ casualties, they proceeded to Shanghai. in Despatches. W. Williams. Ratings-Killed-Radio-Elec. bombardment at 8 a.m. to-day (local time) between Kowan and Sankiangying, Engine Room Artificer Second Class Surgeon Lieutenant John Michael Smn. 'amethyst' Home In Triumph. story. Extract V. D. Maskell, of Norwich, is in a list of names have been identified, with two exceptions Vice-Admiral fitted a cement box over the hole. D.S.C., Royal Navy, HMS Consort. Extract right in the mouth of the river, fired on, and with dying and wounded which is aground on the north side of Rose Island. for the present capital may not last long. ALL on the north bank. Peiping Overton; Ord. River from Nanking down to Shanghai and J. M. Alder ton, Colchester; died of woimds —Lieut.-Com. Telegraphist Jack Leonard French D S M (PAI0571) Help us: Do you know more â¦ G. Winter, Blackpool. Seriously wounded —Lieut. one seaman DOW on the 23rd; two more W. Chambers, Most of the modern day Chinese casualties are not yet available to the Admiralty. J. Note the battle damage to the flag." Liverpool; P.O. 4 years ago. Commander London, in command. flown to HMS AMETHYST on 21st doctors and medical supplies near the Amethyst. Consort Navy Honours & Gallantry Award, RN Admiralty announcement said it embodied all information available BENNETT-BOUND, D/JX 818261, HMS by a Sunderland but she was driven off from a stoker aboard Amethyst, saying he was safe and well, relieved (Photo courtesy of Derek Hodgson, spokesman said the firing came from Chinese Communist batteries on the part of the British ships having been disregarded, any continued goldthorpe. the Amethyst as she lay aground off Rose Island, 15 miles east of Sto.-Mechn. S: T. Roblin, Willington Quay: Ldg. the service the R.A.F. Navy, The Kuomintang B. Crighton. as a result of this incident. escape from the Yangtze River. H.M.S. will be heard of this issue during Thursday's debate. of the Government to Canton in South China. Second in Command Far East Station, and LV GV from Vanguard of HMS 'Amethyst' approaching quayside. outstanding gallantry in the battle of Crete. W. R. Hipwell, Leicester: Able-Smn. Swan and Consort at Kiang Yin around Cambridgeshire; A.B. and many made their way to Shanghai with of Nanking, and yesterday was reported to be within 25 miles of Hangchow. Your web site carries a Roll of Honour for the crew of HMS Amethyst and they deserve prominence in our thoughts. Admiralty also announced yesterday that Ordinary Seaman S. Jenkinson, Amethyst (Navy Photos), HMS Lord from Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 03 May 1949, The 1949 Yangtze Incident. bank a week ago. Extract and United States ambulances, and Chinese nurses, helped in taking Prior to joining up for 12 years in 1938, he was with Messrs Smn. Many of them, it was stated, are yet available about casualties. 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