11 from NI perished in HMS Gloucester when it was left without air cover during the German airborne invasion of Crete
Category: RN WW2
The remarkable story of George Thompson who was in HMS Exeter when sunk in Battle of Java Sea.
Tommy Shields joined the Royal Navy in 1936. His ship, HMS Gurkha – an L class destroyer – was to be the first destroyer to be sunk by air attack in the war
The Northern Ireland contribution to HM submarines in World War II is most remarkable. It includes bravery to the utmost – a Victoria Cross awarded to James Magennis – the tactical experience and analysis of submarine warfare by Arthur Hezlett, the youngest admiral appointed – as well as at least 27 men who died in […]
14 men from Northern Ireland were amongst the 436 who died when HMS Repulse was sunk as part of Force Z in the defence of Singapore on 10/12/1941. Others were to die whilst prisoners of war of Japan.
Bismarck sank HMS Hood on May 24, 1941. Eleven from Northern Ireland were among the 1412 crew lost
Men from Londonderry and Carrickfergus played major role in a diverse and dangerous operation.