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.
Category: RN WW2
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.
On Saturday 8th June, 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorts HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent were sunk by gunfire in a little over two hours by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.
Northern Ireland’s service in the Russian convoys – Lisburn and Bangor men survived loss of HMS Edinburgh; four NI men in ill-fated HMS Lapwing; Dungannon medic and artic explorer developed kit for Arctic convoys; PQ 17 and other notable convoys.
These served in the Battle of Narvik and the Russian convoys.
The exploits of Michael Torrens-Spence DSO DSC DFC, and an Honour Roll of Fleet Air Arm personnel from NI.