Category: RN WW2

In arctic waters Part 1 – Narvik in a nutshell

Men from Londonderry and Carrickfergus played major role in a diverse and dangerous operation.

In Arctic waters – Part 2 – The loss of Glorious

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.

In Arctic waters – Part 3 – The Murmansk run

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.

In Arctic waters – Part 4 – Roll of Honour

These served in the Battle of Narvik and the Russian convoys.

NI Naval air ace’s lead role in sinking three battleships In WW2

The exploits of Michael Torrens-Spence DSO DSC DFC, and an Honour Roll of Fleet Air Arm personnel from NI.

The first major naval loss of WW2 to impact on Northern Ireland

The Courageous was sunk in the North Atlantic by the German U-29 on 17 September 1939.