Gil Served on HMS Asphodel from Feb 1941 to April 1943. I can remember him talking about how lucky he was to be transferred when he was. She was torpedoed and sunk on 10 March 1944. He spoke of lost friends, some of whom may be in these photos.....
For more information on HMS Asphodel I recommend you visit Ray Mullaney's website http://hmsasphodel.co.uk
Harold Savage was torpedoman on HMS Asphodel for three years from Nov 1940 to Feb 1943. Now a fit 89 Year old he is keen to contact anyone who remembers him. Contact me in the first instance
Please wiew personal pages of some of the crew who have contacted me,- see below:
Sub Lieut Gilbert Percy hedges is on the left. Others unknown
Sinking of HMS Inverilien 1943
At 02.57 hours on 3 Feb, 1943, the Inverilen (Master Joseph Mann) in convoy HX-224 was torpedoed by U-456 south of Iceland. The tanker was abandoned and sank later in 56°13N/20°35W. The master, 24 crew members and six gunners were lost. 14 crew members and two passengers (DBS) were picked up by the HMS Asphodel (K 56) (Lt G.L. Fraser) and landed at Londonderry.
U-456 was chased after the attack by the HMS Londonderry (U 76), which had to abort the chase after she was damaged by a premature detonation of one of her own depth charges.
Middle photo on this line
Sub Lieutenant Russell Bell is the tall Man on the right (thanks to Michelle Hackstetter). He died aboard the Asphodel and would have been 21 on the 2nd April 1944. He sent Michelle a series of photos of the sinking Inverilen. Michells says "I did not knowthe name of the ship as during the war it was censored information"
Feel free to use these photos for private use or study but please contact me before publishing them.
Crew Members memoires
Far Right on this Line: Leading Seaman Dennis Lloyd.
Stamped on the back of the photo of K279 photo is saying it has been passed for circulation. Cant quite read what it says exactly