Hampshire Link For HMS Glorious, HMS Ardent & HMS Acasta
"Document From The Past" - Index of Pages
Memorial Plaque at HMS Drake, Plymouth
Document From The Past (pp 1-9)
Document From The Past (pp 10-16)
Document From The Past (pp 17-20 - Appendices I, II, & IV)
Document From The Past (pp 21-23 - Appendices V,VIII & IX)
Document From The Past (page 24 - Glorious log 7)
Question in the House
Answer in the House?
Associated Reading - Books & Web-Sites
Let Us Remember Them
HMS Acasta - My Grandfather's Ship
Air Squadrons Lost - 46, 263 & 802 Squadrons
Plymouth Hoe's Memorial To Our Sailors
Contact Information for HMS Glorious, HMS Ardent & HMS Acast
Links for HMS Glorious, HMS Ardent & HMS Acasta
Did your relative serve upon or was your relative lost from one of the ships below
Page 24 (Gloious log 7)
June 8 Saturday (cont)
1808 Ardent sank says First Lord (Hansard 8.5.46). If names were reversed, this would be Acasta
1810 Glorious sank concluded Board of Inquiry (ADM 199/478) and Acasta sank some considerable time after this.
June 9th Sunday
0230 2nd Convoy rendezvous - doesn't mention Ark (ADM 199/2206)
0405 VAA's report says: "Four Swordfish sent to search 130 degrees to a depth of 80 miles from position 70degrees 04 mins North 05 degrees 55 mins East: Object, to search for possible enemy surface craft in the most probable direction of their approach to the convoy" (199/480)
0901 Valiant meets Atlantis, receives news of firing on British ships previous day. (Hansard 8.5.46)
1000 VAA says Ark Royal's planes made further search
1031 Cunningham comes up with his news of Glorious's radio message about enemy battleships
1033 C-in-C Home Fleet's order to Glorious to join Valiant (ADM 199/480)
1115 VAA says 3 Swordfish from AR search to depth of 90 miles. AR receives Cunningham's message
They also received Valiant's message at 1014 and Wells says: "This was the first intimation received that enemy surface forces were at sea".
1300 6 Swordfish & 2 Walrus from AR search to depth of 100 miles (ADM 199/480)
1500 German broadcast, claiming Glorious sunk
1545 Further search from AR to depth of 100 miles from 68 degrees 12 mins North 01 degree 55 mins East.
1900 War Cabinet hears news. Churchill speaks of "grievous loss". At next day's Cabinet "consideration was given to the question whether a certain operation should be carried out".
13-14 June 37 survivors of Avasta & Glorious landed by Norwegian ship Borgund in the Faeroes. Report the following day from C-in-C the Faeroes on survibors' stories.
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