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Offline Longpockets

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Re: Boom Defence Vessel - Barnacle - Sheerness
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 18:44:55 »
Are some of them mentioned here

The following is message three against this BBC Peoples War article.

This a message for John Russell from Dickie Wignall.
The names of the ships are:
HMS DUKE; CABOT; PEMBROKE; STE. GARELOCKHEAD, BDS; IMPERIEUSE; REVENGE; ROOKE; C, LANDO BDS; WILDFIRE BDS; SAFEGUARD; VICTORY ON MARTINET.
Z41 MARTINET BDS BOOM DEFENCE VESSEL 530 TONS, COMPLIMENT 32. BUILT SMITHS DOCK 1.12.38. EX BARNSTONE NET CLASS BOOM DEFENCE VESSEL.
BARBOATS BDS, NET LAYERS BDS ROSYTH.
L.C.T.s, L.C.M.s, GARELOCKHEAD.
DEMOBBED OFF THE NELSON'S VICTORY 1947.
On Tuesday 15th November, BBC 1 program, the last Tommy was on BBC 1 at 10.30 pm about the WW1. One of the men said he was on the REVENGE.

There is also some detail on the Wildfire3 web site here

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Re: Boom Defence Vessel - Barnacle - Sheerness
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 17:18:44 »
Are you sure that 'Barnacle' is the correct name?
The Royal Navy had two classes of boom defence vessels during WWII and after. The Net class and the Bar class.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar-class_boom_defence_vessel
Surprisingly there is no 'Barnacle' in the Bar class. The list, in part, goes:
Barmouth. Z.77
Barnaby. Z.237
Barnard. Z.241

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Boom Defence Vessel - Barnacle - Sheerness
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 15:34:52 »
I am after some information on a boom defence vessel that was attached to possibly HMS Wildfire at Sheerness during the 50s. She was called Barnacle,  Can`t find anything on the usual search engines so any information wiil be gratefully received

 

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