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The institution of hunting groups, 5 October HMS Berwick Capt. PerotGloire Capt. These lasted until Januaryafter which the ship returned to Devonport Dockyard for full repairs which took until March to complete. Bell, RN, flying the flag of Commodore H.

Moore, RAN departed Portsmouth. They were ordered to examine Trinidade Island on the way. The Olwen was now nearly out of fuel and filled up HMS Ajax ,which had arrived from the Rio area on the 26th, with her remaining fuel minus tons for her passage to Trinidad.

French Forces at Dakar in November She returned to Dakar on 4 November having sighted nothing. Fallowfield, RN. The German ships then immediately parted company and cleared the area at high speed. Her director tower, however was undamaged Sub escort exeter her rate of fie unaffected as she was in concentration firing.

The alarm fortunately turned out to be false as both cruisers were in no condition to take on an additional enemy. Ladies seeking casual sex robinson illinois 62454 Commodore however recognised Craigslist free stuff sac worcester her next objective might be the valuable shipping off the east coast of South America.

At hours the light Sub escort exeter hauled round to the north-westward and for a while the Admiral Graf Spee kept altering course frequently to confuse their fire. Two minutes later HMS Ajax recovered her aircraft.

The watch on the River Plate, 14 — 17 December When commodore Harwood recalled the Achilles at hours the intention of the Admiral Graf Spee was quite clear. The Commodore, therefore, ordered her to return south and refuel at Montevideo on 8 December. As a result the salvoes from from HMS Ajax fell far beyond the enemy.

The Achilles the sailed for the Rio de Janeiro area. Ships from Rio de Janeiro for Freetown would sail at dawn on odd ed days, and ships for the south on even ed days with HMS Havock as anti-submarine escort and HMS Cumberland in distant support.

Bell, RN departed Mar del Plata for patrol. The other ships that remained at Scapa Flow were brought to short notice for steam.

HMS Neptune Capt. This was the closest ship to reinforce the cruisers of the Commodore.

With two or more targets to engage, an enemy will always have to choose between engaging one ship or dividing her armament amongst them, no matter what formation the target ships are in.

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Taylor, RN was now halfway between St. Helena and Bahia, she was on the way from Freetown to the Falkland Islands. So far on the work of the South American Division during September The ships ased to Commodore Sub escort exeter had been busy patrolling and escorting ships near the focal areas.

The reported German movements turned out to be false and most of the British forces were back in port by the Craigslist personals ocala state morning of 23 April at latest.

Two days later, on the 13th, the ships again met and fueling was completed. At hours, therefore, both cruisers withdrew temporarily from the Plate.

This information was not acted upon by the Commanding Officer of the Cumberland. He also stated that the endurance of HMS Exeter was only half the endurance of HMS Cumberland and that this would prove problematic when they were to operate together and he proposed that the Exeter would be relieved by another ton cruiser but for the moment no suitable cruiser was available to relieve her.

These cruisers had alreadt been exercising together since the afternoon. HameuryFoch Capt. As the Plate area was by far the most important of these three focal areas he decided to concentrate all his available ships off the Plate on 12 December.

This ship was en-route from Calcutta to the U. The Freelance bendigo sex day the crews of the Newton Beech and Ashlea were also transferred to the Altmark and the German ships then parted company.

When HMS Ajax visited Rio de Janeiro on 7 OctoberCommodore Harwood directed her to suggest to the Consular Shipping Advisers there, and at Santos, that, owning to the small volume of shipping leaving these ports, the local convoy systems, which had been instituted on 22 September against armed merchant raiders, should be suspended, and Allied merchant ships be routed independently.

At hours the approaching vessel was identified as the merchant Delane GRT, built Shadowing then continued without further incident until hours. He also decided to keep HMS Hotspur with the two cruisers as long as possible. On 20 October the Admiralty ordered their transfer Sub escort exeter the West Indies.

Two minutes later one of her salvoes brought down the topmast and wireless aerial of HMS Ajax from a range of yards. HMNZS Achilles then turned away at full speed behind a smoke screen to shadowing from a safe distance and the enemy ceased fire.

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HMS Norfolk then commenced closing and sighted the enemy at hours. Rosenthal, RAN. She did not sail to operate against the Bismarck having only just began her post-refit work-up programme. She was no longer under control from forward and Captain Bell made his way aft.

Between and hours the enemy fired three final salvoes from her after turrets. At hours the enemy turned and fired two salvoes at HMS Ajax from yards. Some time later she was able to report that one of her after turret guns could be fired in local control. This ship was en-route from Rotterdam to Buenos Aires.

Stewart, RAN. In the early morning hours of 19 April the Admiralty received reports that the German battleship Bismarck was reported to have passed the Skaw together with two cruisers and three destroyers. Being short of fuel they then returned to the Cape by the same route they had used outwards.

At hours Commodore Harwood alled to the Achilles that she was to follow the enemy if she went west of Lobos Island. Both ships moved back towards Montevideo as soon as the danger of the dawn light had passed.

The Admiral Graf Spee then proceeded eastwards and found three more victims between 5 and 10 October. Another raider report, 16 November After the usual conflicting reports from eye-widnesses during the next few days, however, it was doubtful how many raiders there were or whether they were pocket battleships or heavy cruisers.

It had laster one hour an twenty-two minutes. This al took some time to get through. The Admiralty approved of this. Madden, RN were patrolling between Iceland and the Faeroes. The difficulties of the situation were great and the Commodore could look for little immediate assistance.

So she altered course at hours to silhouette her against the lights of Montevideo. He immediately ordered them to proceed to the Cape ports with all despatch.

At this time the after gun turret on HMS Exeter also opened fire on the enemy. She was going to enter Montevideo.

From the River Plate estuary, which is miles wide between Cape S. Antonio and Lobos Island, run three widely separated deep-water channels. Ladies body massage in pune a ships as heavily engaged this was a task of extreme difficulty, but it was successfully accomplished till Captain Bell was forced to break off the action due to amount of damage sustained.

Helena to save fuel. They sailed the next morning, but the Admiralty soon placed them back under the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies for work in connection to Australian and Sub escort exeter troop convoys.

The ship was paid-off into Dockyard control on 12 April Her new Commanding Officer arrived the next day to take command. She then proceeded towards the Pernambuco area. On the evening of the 10th, Commodore Harwood was informed that the transportation of German reservists by the three German merchant 24 7 escort laredo was very unlikely but as it appeared probable that the German ships were converting themselves into armed raiders the Commodore decided to start short distance convoys from the Santos-Rio and Plate areas.

During his visit to Buenos Aires, the Commodore discussed the matter of fuelling his ships of English Bank with the Argentinian Minister of Marine and his Chief of Naval Staff they both suggested that he should use San Borombon Bay which Lonely wives kamloops most acceptable.

The ships were then to be dispersed so that they would be far apart by dawn the next day. Dispositions of South Atlantic Forces at the beginning of December The British submarine Severn was Duncan oklahoma ok escort service at Dakar.

A surface raider reported, 1 October When a report that the British merchant Clement had been sunk on 30 September by a surface raider off Pernambuco was received by the Admiralty in the afternoon of October 1st, the C-in-C, South Atlantic was informed that he should retain the 4th Destroyer Division and that his command would be reinforced by the cruisers HMS Norfolk Capt.

It was clear, however, that she had no further fighting Sub escort exeter and at hours the Commodore ordered her to make for the Falklands so at hours she turned south. It also wrecked the wheelhouse communications. At this time the enemy was making a smoke screen and spotting conditions were extremely bad.

He at once ordered the Olynthus to watch for her between Manos and Cape San Antonio and took North fremantle escort service Ajax south to the same vicinity.

The enemy was miles away to the north-westward. HMS Sussex intercepted her but her crew set her on fire. To cover the northern end of the route from St. Both searches were unsuccessful. There was a serious danger of fire and both aircraft were jettisoned. At hours HMS Shropshire arrived at that position but the German ship was scuttled by her crew and could not be saved.

At hours pressure in Sub escort exeter turret failed. Hameury and Foch Capt. By 5 Octoberthe ExeterAjaxHavock and Hotspur were concentrated in the Rio de Janeiro area ready to engage the raider if she came south from the Pernambuco area. Dunkerque Capt. By hours the Exeter was out of sight and Commodore Harwood ordered the aircraft from Ajax to tell her to close.

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It was insuccessful for both cruisers but both the Lahn and another German merchant the Tacoma GRT, built reached Montevideo safely during the forenoon.

They steamed slowly westwards. That night several neutral steamers were sighted off Rio de Janeiro and the next day the British La Pampa GRT, built was met and escorted during daylight on her way to Santos.

Dupleix Capt. Captain Bell then arrived aft only to find communications broken down between the after conning position and the steering flat. Ambassadors to Brazil and Argentine. Then at hours the Commodore ordered her to withdraw.

Before the exchange of areas could be effected, however, a raider was reported in the Indian Ocean and the order was cancelled. Shortly after midnight the Admiral Graf Spee entered Montevideo. Although her lower conning position at once took over the steering, she was in danger of masking her after turret.

At hours Captain Perry increased speed to close before dusk. HMS Cornwall Capt. These permitted flying off aircraft from HMS Ark Royal only once in five or six days, so that the patrol could not be extended far enough to the south to intercept a raider bent on evasion. The Exeter was however unable to gain contact.

Nagadelle, replaced by Capt. This ship was en-route from Capetown to the U. This ship was en-route from Durban to Falmouth. Light cruiser HMS Effingham was to them later.

Strasbourg Capt. It was also of the utmost importance that the British cruisers should keep to seaward of her if she came out.

This was changed at the Latina escorts endeavour hills of the Vice-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers to place his force in a more central position for proceeding to Freetown, to the Falklands or to Rio de Janeiro.

Dundas, RN on the Bay of Biscay patrol. As this gave her some time at hand, he ordered her to cover the Plate while HMS Ajax visited Buenos Aires from 6 to 8 November during which the Commodore discussed the question of fuelling his ships in the River Plate Estuary with the Argentine naval authorities.

Trolley de Prevaux. Mathieuand Force N; area: West Indies. They were proceeding to the south-west skirting the edge of the ice in Denmark Strait. Live sex cam coquitlam Holland had picked up the al from the Suffolk.

These tactics were most effective. Rear-Admiral W. Ellis, RN was on patrol in the Denmark Straight.

This ship was also sunk with gunfire. Petrol from the port machine was spraying over the after conning position. At hoursm, the aircraft informed him that the Exeterthough badly damaged, was ing him as best she could. For the next two days she patrolled the normal peace time shipping routes.

At sunset, hours, the enemy, apparently as a counter to the shortening of the range, turned and fired three salvoes. Reports of these salvoes were transmitted Sub escort exeter the aircraft from HMS Ajax. Bell, RN arrived at Freetown. Sub escort exeter reconnaissance aircraft flying over Bergen reported that the German ships were gone.

The two forces met early on 1 December. She was to protect the whaling industry in South Georgio and was to intercept hostile raiders or supply ships. They actually made rendezvous at hours.

It was never found, though the two cruisers spend over three days searching for it. Simeon, RN. This force was off Pernambuco, nautical miles to the north. The Cumberland was placed in the centre, Achilles to the north and Ajax to the south. Paul Rocks.

Aubert on 7 OctoberGeorges Leygues Capt. The Commodore thought that this publicity might draw the enemy raider to the area and he therefore took his entire force back towards Rio de Janeiro and sent HMS Hotspur ahead to make contact with the convoy, while keeping his other ships Sub escort exeter support.

Thus ended the first phase of the battle. Both light cruisers then immediately hauled round at full speed, first to the north and then to the west to close the range and regain bearing. On 1 September the Admiral Graf Spee was off the Canary Islands where she made rendes-vous with the supply ship Altmark and supplies were transferred.

Action taken by the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet Admiral Tovey took the following action when he received the news the Bismarck had been spotted at Bergen.

Bell, RN put into Montevideo. The Admiral Graf Spee left the harbour at hours and was followed by the Tacoma. On 3 November the Admiralty informed the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic that all German capital ships and cruisers were apparently in home waters. She could keep up no longer and at hours turned slowly south-east to repair some of Free femdom chat damage.

She arrived at Port Stanley on 29 November and her defects were immediately taken in hand as far as local resources permitted. Two minutes later the Achilles turned northward to keep the full advantage of the after glow, and at hours fired five salvoes which appeared to straddle.

It was a false alarm as the enemy was soon reported to be still in the harbour.

The plan, according to the Commander-in-Chief, appeared to be a good one in Sub escort exeter but was found unsuitable in practice that on of local weather conditions.

HMS Sussex Capt. The presence of an enemy heavy ship in the Mozambique Channel called for new Lafayette transexual escort. She then turned west once more and increased to 30 knots to keep in touch.

The Commodore considered it possible that the German merchant ships might embark German reservists and raid the Falkland Islands therefore he decided to sent Horny women in mount washington ky Ajax there.

She then proceeded to the Cumberland. At hours he received a message that over men with baggage and provisions, were being transferred Ladies seeking sex eagle creek oregon shortly after that he learned that the enemy was weighing anchor.

Lafargue, replaced by Capt. The enemy was still firing accurately and appeared little damaged so the Commodore decided to break off the fight until dark when there would be a better chance to get close to a range in which his lighter armament and torpedoes would be effective.

In view of these reports and of other pointing out that German merchant ships in southern waters were being outfitted as armed raiders the Commodore ordered HMS Hotsput to escort the Laofona to Port Stanley.

Egerton, RN. Hutton, RN were to proceed to either Jamaica or Freetown.

It appeared therefore that the pocket battleship, which was still thought to be the Admiral Scheerhad Sub escort exeter home and that the raider reported by the Llangstephan Castle on 22 October was nothing but an armed merchantman.

At hours Ajax turned south to frustrate a possible attempt by the emeny to double back and shake off the shadowing cruisers. The first salvo was short but the second salvo fell in her wake as she turned away behind a smoke screen.

As HMS Renown had barely enough fuel on board to reach the Plate estuary they were to make rendez-vous as soon as possible and then proceed to Freetown to refuel. HMS Cumberland had meanwhile arranged a twelve-hour convoy system from Santos.

She returned to Dakar on Sub escort exeter November. He was obliged to pass his orders through a chain of messengers. When they however reached her they found her in no need of assistance.

He had hardly left the bridge before her head began to swing rapidly to starboard. The Admiral Graf Spee avoided them with a large turn to port but almost immediately turned back to the north-west in an apparent attempt to close the light cruisers.

Hillwhich had relieved RFA Olwen. The main question was how long she would stay there. Later the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic ordered them to Sub escort exeter to Rio de Janeiro to refuel, on which they increased speed to 25 knots.

This ship was en-route from Auckland, New Zealand to the U. This ship was en-route from Brisbane, Australia to London.

Woodhouse, RN. On 25 August she sailed from Devonport. Helena at 20 knots on completion of fuelling. This information originated from the Swedish cruiser Gotland which had passed the Germans off the Swedish coast in the morning.

This cruiser came from the Home Fleet and had arrived at Freetown on the 7th. Tunnard in the mouth of the River Plate. By hours, she had closed within 5 nautical miles, but finding it increasingly difficult to see the enemy.

She at Cornwall ladyboy hd retaliated by turning to starboard and firing four torpedoes from yards.

They had no hope at all to destroy the enemy unless they were concentrated, nor were the geographical factors in their favour.

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This enabled Commodore Harwood to watch all three deep water Channels throughout the night. They returned from fuelling on the morning of the 20th. At hours HMS Exeter alled that though she was flooded forward and had all her turrets out of action she could still steam 18 knots.

The Admiral Graf Spee was still under orders to remain unseen. The report submitted by Capt.

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By this time she had received two more direct hits forward and damage from shells bursting short. Thus ended the second Sub escort exeter of the Battle of the River Plate.

HMS Exeter Capt. Her first salvo was short but the second fell almost alongside. Craske, RN. HMS Hero was detached, most likely on the 15th to Portsmouth where she was to refit. Wright, RN. The South America Division during the first half of October By this time, however, the raider was far away from the South American coast.

She had orders to move up to Pernambuco and show herself off Cabadello and Bahia as a of German ships in Pernambuco were reported ready to sail to Cabadello to load cotton for Germany.

The concentration of these three cruisers off the River Plate on 12 December was, however, no mere matter of chance. It returned to Dakar on 13 November Bonneau and Le Fantasque Capt. Bell, RN departed Rio de Janeiro for patrol. HMS Suffolk immediately sent out an enemy report Waitress at bar married chat glasgow sex hook up made for the mist to the south-east.

HMS Norfolk immediately turned away, was not hit and also sent out an enemy report.

At hours they were ed by HMS Havock. First reports of Bismarck and British dispositions May On 20 May two large warships with a strong escort were seen at hours northward out of the Kattegat. He therefore ordered HMS Ajax to remain in the Falklands till the situation cleared, and the Commodore then proceeded south of the Plate area to be closer to the Falklands himself and yet remain in easy reach of the Plate area.

They both left Buenos Aires on the 25th and, bidding the Commodore farewell, proceeded northwards. The Ajax however, not knowing the the Achilles was no longer in concentration firing, accepted them as referring to her own salvoes and corrected accordingly.

He then turned westwards for the nearest land. Sub escort exeter evening the Commodore informed the Captains of his cruisers that it was intention that if they met a pocket battleship to attack immediately, by day or by night.

Three days later the Commodore sent them into Buenos Aires to refuel, and as the distance to Trinidad, miles, was at the limit of their endurance, also obtained permission to refuel them at Pernambuco. The ships of the Home Fleet were at this time widely dispersed on convoy duties, patrols, etc.

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The Commander-in-Chief, East Indies immediately ordered them to return to Durban where they arrived on the afternoon of Runcorn massage feltham 15th.

Follow us Sub escort exeter Twitter uboatnet. At hours the range was still yards. She was to sink more ships there and disrupt British shipping movements in that area before returning to Germany.

On 5 Octoberthe British merchant Martand GRT, built informed HMS Cumberland that a German armed raider had attacked an unknown ship, this unknown ship was in fact the Newton Beech that was attacked about nautical miles away. On the 26th the Admiral Graf Spee was ordered to start raiding the British trade lanes.

For more then twelve hours the Admiral Graf Spee had been closing the Plate at a steady speed of 22 knots with the two light cruisers on her tail. Garside, RN were at Durban.

At Teens uttoxeter sex she fired her port torpedoes. Tunnard in San Borombon Bay. HMS Exeter continued her patrol later the same day.

British Forces close the Plate Estuary, December While the cruisers of the South Kuwait escort service Division were watching the Plate between 13 and 17 December strong British forces were steadily closing in on Montevideo.

Shortly after this the Commodore learned that the Admiral Graf Speewhich had been hit between 60 and 70 Shemale fuck sites in australia, and was more extensively damaged then at first thought, had been given permission to remain in Montevideo for another 72 hours to make herself seaworthy.

Being short of fuel they then returned to the Cape by the same route they Sub escort exeter used outwards.

Helena in the approximate latitute of Lobito to spend three days searching for them. At hours she catapulted her aircraft. In fact, only once, on 2 December weather was suitable for flying off aircraft. BouxinAlgerie Capt. It returned at hours with a report that though visibility was extremely bad it had been fired on near the whistle buoy.

He estimated that at a cruising speed of 15 knots the enemy could reach the Rio area on 12 December the Plate area on 13 December and the Falklands on 14 December.

The battle, second phase.

The convoys were to Sub escort exeter at dawn and be protected against submarines and surface raiders until dusk.

Bell, RN put into Rio de Janeiro. Despite efforts to save her the German vessel was scuttled and when HMS Neptune returned to Freetown on 25 November she had German survivors on board.

The first two fell short and as the Achilles turned away at full speed, the third salvo fell only just astern. They were now ordered to proceed northwards to provide cover for the cruiser patrol in the Island-Faroes passage. The enemy Sub escort exeter to Hot gril minnetonka mills between leaving one of the British units disengaged Flint prostitution girl her main armament or dividing it between them.

When HMS Exeter finished fueling she immediately put to sea. There could be no guarantee however, that she would stay there, so the British cruisers were in no way able to relax their instant readiness for action. Hameury sailed on 7 November to sweep west of the Cape Verde Islands.

Her aircraft were extensively riddled. The day passed without further incident. The British cruisers then steamed towards Montevideo, passing the burning wreck of the German warship in the darkness. They then set course to proceed to Simonstown, South Africa.

That day a reconnaissance aircraft of the South African Air Force reported a suspicious ship south of Cape Point at Sub escort exeter.

GRT, built???? HMS Havock was then ordered to the cruisers. Banks, RN had established a patrol between 22 and 25 November to intercept escaping German merchant ships or raiders.

Favier and Cassard Cdr. Taylor, RN docked at Dakar. HMS Cumberland reed him next morning at hours. Meanwhile the Admiral Graf Spee was heavily engaging the light cruisers. It was also reported that on 17 September an unknown warship had passed Punta Arenas eastwards.

The Captain of the Cumberland assumed the raider report would have been intercepted by other ships and passed on to the C-in-C, South Atlantic. At hours the enemy turned south-west, again bringing all her guns to bear.

Commodore Harwood then ordered her to patrol off Montevideo to watch the Bahia Laura.

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It killed or seriously wounded four ratings in her director control tower, stunned the gunnery officer, Lt.

Washbourn, and slightly wounded Captain Perry. One of these ships was later identified on a photograph as being the Bismarck. This ship was en-route from Montevideo to Freetown and then onwards to the U. Then in the morning of 13 Decemberher smoke was sighted by three cruisers from the South America Division.

Both had been heavily engaged the day and were short of fuel. Bell, RNare ordered not to continue their passage to Simonstown but to remain on station with the South America Division. The range was not Sub escort exeter again until hours. Weather was bad and the lines which hold the ships together parted but despite this HMS Ajax was able to take on board tons of Women spanking men rasunda. She continued her westerly course for another hour.

South America Division, first half of November Although the Argentinian Government had no apparent intention of raising the issue he decided to cut down the fuellings in the inshore waters of the Plate as much as possible.

HMS Arethusa Capt. HMS Cumberland left Rio de Janeiro on 16 September and during the next eight days sighted 15 British and neutral ships while on patrol.

As she cleared the smoke a formation of three enemy destroyers Sub escort exeter the 4th Destroyer Flotilla was sighted on an opposite course entering the smoke at a range of yards.

On 3 October the Commodore alled the C-in-C that he intened to concentrate the Exeter and Ajax off Rio and have the Hotspur to cover the Rio — Santos area and keep Sub escort exeter Havock off the Plate but upon receiving the orders from the C-in-C to concentrate he ordered to destroyers to the cruisers Women omegle fuelling but not later then hours on 4 October.

Three minutes Indian milf waco HMS Exeter turned several points to starboard to bring her port tubes to bear.

This was before the other destroyers see below ed. The whole squardron then cruised in company throughout the afternoon ready to take up its night patrols at dusk. All three salvoes fell short, and the Achillesnot wanting to give away her position, did not return fire.

Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships. No news of the missing raider had been coming in since 16 November but then the mistery shrouding her whereabouts was again partially solved.

However on the 11th they were ordered to sail for patrol in the Atlantic and on the evening of the 17th, while west of St. Before the exchange now could take place it was cancelled. These dispositions however never materialised being superseded on 5 October by a more general policy the institution of hunting groups which cancelled them.

Her bridge had been wrecked, she had tons of water in her Sub escort exeter compartments and two of her guns were unserverable and she could go no more then 27 knots.

For the moment these two small British cruisers stood alone between the enemy and the open sea. Although HMS Suffolk had sighted the enemy first and also sent the first contact report this was not received by the Commander-in-Chief. The Sexy call in medford passed without incident.

HMS Dorsetshire had orders to call at Tristan da Cunha on the 16th but the Admiralty cancelled these on the 15th and ordered her and HMS Shropshire on the 17th to close the Falklands at 25 knots to counter any attempt by the Admiral Graf Spee to escape to the southward. They had still some nautical miles to go when at hours when to Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic ordered them to proceed with all possible speed and refuel.

He considered it was important to keep radio silence and decided against breaking it. For these cruiser patrols the following ships were sailed. Part I. Departure of the Bismarck from the Baltic. At the same time the Commodore ordered HMS Hotspur to him in the Plate area after refuelling at Rio de Janeiro, so that similar convoys could be started from Sub escort exeter.

They were only some six nautical miles off and the Bismarck opened fire. He had in fact been using it for some time. At hour her fire control wireless set broke down, and she carried on in individual control.

On 16 October the commodore learned that the Bahia Redditch free sex girl had sailed at hours the day.

Greening, RN to search westwards towards St. Paul Rocks, the direction of their sweep being determined by the complete lack of any further raider information. Seguin on 16 OctoberBearn Capt. The crew of the Ashlea was transferred Sub escort exeter the Newton Beech.

Captain Bell decided to slow down to allow her to be brought to an even keel and bulkhe to be shored up. They then proceeded through the Great Belt.

After basic repairs, and the wounded had been cared for in many private houses at Port Stanley, she was escorted by HMS Dorsetshire and Shropshire back to Sub escort exeter, arriving on the 14th February ; the first to walk up the gangway after docking was Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty who later wrote "I had the honour to pay my tribute to her brave officers and men from her shattered deck in Plymouth Harbour.

The institution of the hunting groups were not the only measures taken. She then set course to the River Plate area where the British merchant traffic was the thickest. The Admiral Graf Spee then set course to return to the South Atlantic where she met once more with the Altmark on 27 November and the next day she fuelled from her about miles from Tristan da Cunha.

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The difficulty that enhanced in this case was the wide dispersion of targets. When the al from the Commodore finally reached him he increased to full speed. The next hour was uneventful. The British cruisers were in state of instant readiness. Both her foremost turrets were out of action and she was burning fiercely amidships.

Sub escort exeter compasses were destroyed. It appeared therefore that the pocket battleship, which was still thought to be the Admiral ScheerMeet transgender women online free returned home and that the raider reported by the Llangstephan Castle on 22 October was nothing but an armed merchantman.

The torpedo-officer, Lt. Smith, RN, had been momentarily stunned, but recovered in time to get an order through to bring her back on a westerly course.

Cartwright, RN departed Freetown for Plymouth. She was eventually be HMS Renown. Its splinters swept the bridge, killng or wounding all the bridge personnel except Captain Bell and two others. HMS Exeter proceeded to the Plate area Sub escort exeter cover that important area.

The Admiralty however later was of the opinion that the report should have been passed on to the Commander-in-Chief.

Meanwhile HMS Exeter was dropping slowly astern with her after turret still firing. As HMS Ajax had no prize crew available the ship was sunk by gunfire a few hours later. Newby, RN. After fuelling she departed later the same day for Scapa Flow.

Hutton, RN were off St. Paul Rocks, even further to the north. The South America Division during the second half of October Pittston pa nudes Meanwhile Commodore Harwood had informed the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic on 13 October that as HMS Exeter required certain minor repairs he proposed to proceed to the Falklands on the17th and then return to the Plate area on the 27th.

Next day the problem Sub escort exeter refuelling Sub escort exeter to be faced. This intelligence went out at once to the Home Fleet.

Nouvel de la Fleche and Dupleix Capt. The convoys were to leave at dawn and be protected against submarines and surface raiders until dusk. Cartwright, RN Kenner massage penang kenner at Freetown.

The Commander-in-Chief estimated that if the enemy was proceeding northwards to the North Atlantic she would cross the Freetown-Pernambuco line between 9 and 10 December.

The South America Division, 1 to 13 December That evening the Commodore learned that the Doric Star had been sunk by a raider to the south-east of St. Meanwhile HMS Private escort tyler turned south and closed the Argentinian coast in case the Ussukumawhich was known to be short of fuel, should attempt to reach Montevideo inside territorial waters.

Bell, RN departed Montevideo for patrol. It was ablaze from stem to stern with flames reaching as high as the top of the control tower, a magnificent sight. A few minutes later the enemy asked both cruisers to pick up the lifeboats from the British steamer.

But as the whole area was enveloped in dense fog the Commodore decided against trying to catch her. Woodhouse, RN, flying the flag of Commodore H. Parry, RN. When he commodore aled that his policy with three cruisers in company versus one pocket battleship was to act as two units, on divergent courses to permit flank marking he apparently intended the Exeter to take station on a line bearing from the enemy at approximately right angles to the line of fire of both light cruisers.

By they they would act as two units, the light cruisers were to operate together and HMS Exeter was to operate diverged to permit flank marking.

Parry, RN would his station coming from the west coast of South America. They were ordered to proceed to the Hottest cheltenham milfs de Janeiro area.

Helena and the west coast of Africa, was at once ordered to intercept her. At hours the enemy made a large turn to port under the cover of a smoke screen steering straight for HMS Exeter in an apparent attempt to finish her off.

The squardron spent the night patrolling north and south 5 miles east of English Bank. South America Division, second half of November After parting from the Massilia she closed Rio Grande do Sul and ascertained that the German merchant vessels Rio Grande and Montevideo were still there.

Some of the units were ranging as far as Gibraltar and Freetown. Graham, RN. Hodges, RN. Dover, RN. Gale, RNR which sank with its entire crew as a result.

This proved to be the last duty of these two destroyers with the South America Sweeden swinging hotel. In half an hour he had reduced the distance to yards. She was to call at Tristan da Cunha on the way.

By the time the al reached him the German ship Lady looking nsa hannibal far out at sea well past his patrol line.

Ark Royal was to proceed direct to the U. Glasfurd, RN ed. This was later changed to proceed to the Falklands at economical speed. The destroyers then fueled at Dakar on the 27th and sailed for Trinidad early on the 28th.

The Adolph Woermann had not escaped. This indicated that the enemy might be leaving and the three cruisers went to action stations. On 11 September another rendes-vous was made with the Altmark in the South Atlantic.

No ships were however sighted and they were recalled to Freetown on 30 November. Still left Dakar to return to France. These took over a year to complete. By night the ships were to remain in company in open order. One minute later the Admiral Graf Spee turned westwards under the cover of yet another smoke screen to confuse the accurate gunfire of the light cruisers.

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Some of her 5. Besides that she was still tons short of fuel. It was equally important that they should not be caught against the light of dawn. This would mean that there would Naked women in peterborough no cruiser in the Rio de Janeiro area until HMS Exeter would return from her repairs at the Falklands.

She departed Freetown for Rio de Janeiro later the same day. However weather quickly deteriorated and the Olynthus was forced to cast off, damaging the Exeter in doing so. The Admiral Graf Spee had launched her Arado floatplane to scout in the area as supplies were transferred.

BouxinHMS Hermes. HMS Renown Capt. Banks, RN was approaching Dakar from a patrol off St. Blackpool prostitute locations night they received a much needed reinforcement as HMS Cumberland arrived from the Falklands at hours.

Bell, RN departed Port Stanley for patrol. She had great difficulty at first in finding the range and her first salvoes fell short. It came from the British merchant Doric Star. After opening the range for six minutes under cover of smoke Commodore Harwood turned back to the west.

Shortly after hours HMNZS Achilles had closed the Admiral Graf Spee to yards, having over estimated the speed of the enemy, was taken under fire by her when the enemy suddenly turned.

The first local convoy outward from Montevideo sailed on 22 September HMS Exeter met this convoy during the forenoon and Canton escort city it throughout the day.

By that time the intention of the enemy to enter the River Plate was becoming clear. No further reports have been received of the raider which had sunk the Africa Shell off Laurenco Marques on 15 November and it seemed clear that she had either gone further into the Indian Ocean or doubled back into the South Atlantic by going well south of the Cape.

Meanwhile a message from Lobito had stated that the five German ships that were stated to have left the harbour were still there. To put this into effect HMS Exeter first intention was to engage the enemy on her port bow.

At hours the Threesome for first time cruisers turned away to the east under the cover of smoke.

This ship was en-route from Montivideo to Germany. For the daily positions of HMS Exeter during the period Sub escort exeter 4 to 29 November see the map below 6.

No German ships Sub escort exeter however encountered off Ascension and all ships then proceeded to Freetown where they arrived on 2 October with HMS Cumberland low on fuel. She had made the passage north in 34 hours.

Three minutes later, however HMS Ajax turned back to port to close the range. She was to return at once to the Rio area if any raiders were reported in the South Atlantic.

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