MOONSTONE (LADY MADELEINE) - 1934

MOONSTONE (LADY MADELEINE) - 1934

Postby northeast » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:50 pm

One of the many deep-sea trawlers taken up for naval duties
MOONSTONE1934.jpg

1934, 397grt
Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (592) as LADY MADELEINE for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers
1939 MOONSTONE T90
On 10/6/1940 she distinguished herself by capturing the Italian submarine GALILEO GALILEI in the Red Sea
through a combination of depth-charges and gunfire. The Submarine was taken to Aden and became H.M.S. EUROPA
1946 RED LANCER LO442, Iago Steam Trawlers, based at Fleetwood
Broken up at Glasson Dock 01/1964
Cheers, George
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Re: MOONSTONE (LADY MADELEINE) - 1934

Postby E28 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:57 pm

After the capture by Moonstone of the Italian boat Galileo Galiliei, the actual history of the latter in RN service during WW2 is not as stated in 1st post above. **
After being repaired and assessed she was renamed X.2 pendant P.711, used as an anti submarine target in the East Indies and later for training in the Med until paid off post war and scrapped at Port Said in 1946.
H.M.S. Europa was in fact the HQ for the entire Royal Naval Patrol Service, RNPS, or Harry Tate's Navy, at Lowestoft, Suffolk during WW2.
** which is from the book Cook, Welton & Gemmell under Lady Madeleine, p180, a photo appears as such on p 179. This book is the standard and complete record for this builder. However, details on some RN history needed better research, as here.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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