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Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, World War 2
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell, all rights reserved

1st - 29th FEBRUARY 1940 - in date, ship/unit & name order

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(1) Casualty information in order - Surname, First name, Initial(s), Rank and part of the Service other than RN (RNR, RNVR, RFR etc), Service Number (ratings only, also if Dominion or Indian Navies), (on the books of another ship/shore establishment, O/P – on passage), Fate

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Russo-Finnish War - Britain and France planned to send aid to Finland, and thus allow them to occupy Narvik in northern Norway to cut back Swedish iron ore supplies to Germany.

Thursday, 1 February 1940

 HAMMOND, Frederick A, Cook (O), P/L 2358, died
Drake IV
 ATKINS, George C, Leading Stoker, P/KX 87495, road accident, killed
Ellen M, steamship
 DAWE, Edwin C, Able Seaman, D/JX 146247, (President III, O/P), MPK
 PARKES, Edward H, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 5010, (President III, O/P), MPK
 LOUGHLIN, John E, Supply Assistant, RNVR, D/X 159, fall, died
Gloucester II
 JONES, Herbert L, Sick Berth Petty Officer, P/M 39067, died
Queen Elizabeth
 ELDRIDGE, William H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87128, died
 SUMMERFIELD, Frederick, Commissioned Gunner (T), illness, died

Friday, 2 February 1940

 BANKS, Frederick C G, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 58353, died
 FRANCE, James H, Chief Ordnance Artificer, P/347037, died
RN Hospital Haslar
 BRAND, Denis R, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 60001, illness, died
 CRAWFORD, Samuel S, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/UD/X 1273, died

Saturday, 3 February 1940

 SUMNER, Frederick R, Act/Leading Seaman, C/J 96870, died
 MORGAN, Cyril, Commissioned Engineer, illness, died
 NUGENT, Eric, Marine, PLY/X 3014, drowned
 TAYLOR, John K, Marine, PLY/X 3116, drowned
 MCMINN, Roger, Engine Room Artificer 3c, C/MX 50340, drowned
Firefly, explosion
 BALDWIN, Charles E, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 56017, killed
 BARKER, Benjamin R, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 6058 ES, killed
 BEAVERS, Henry E, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 21451 AR, killed
 CLAY, John R, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19262, killed
 DOBSON, Carl, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
 JOHNSON, Walter E, Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 165021, killed
 JOHNSTONE, David B, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
 PEAT, Norman F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
 REID, Peter, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 18333, killed
 STEWART, Alexander, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 18334, killed
 STEWART, James, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 9385, killed
 VAUGHAN, Geoffrey W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
 CARTER, James B, Act/Steward, D/LX 22851, illness, died
 KNIGHT, George J, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 16240, died
Royal Arthur

 BOTTING, Norman V, Assistant Cook, P/MX 63355, died 

   Sphinx, minesweeper, ship loss
 ADCOCK, Bernard, Stoker 1c, C/KX 88505, killed
 ASHDOWN, Stuart H, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 83393, MPK
 BELL, Denis D, Able Seaman, C/JX 143652, MPK
 BELL, Richard, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 135463, MPK
 BEVERLEY, Thomas A, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4846, MPK
 BONTOFT, John, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK
 BRAHAM, Francis A, Commissioned Engineer, MPK
 CARROLL, Robert C, Stoker 1c, C/KX 75266, MPK
 CHALMERS, William C, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 152078, MPK
 COMFORT, John S G, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
 COOPER, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/SSX 19033, MPK
 CRAYSTON, Leonard, Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 47979, MPK
 DUCE, Henry, Telegraphist, C/JX 133853, MPK
 DUNELL, Eric J, Able Seaman, C/JX 139875, MPK
 FLANAGAN, Gordon, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 27930, MPK
 GARTHWAITE, John, Stoker 1c, C/KX 85634, MPK
 GOODBAN, Frank, Stoker 1c, C/K 51768, MPK
 GREGSON, Charles K, Able Seaman, C/JX 130572, MPK
 GRIMSON, Ernest E, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 56747, MPK
 HARDY, William G, Leading Cook, C/M 38185, MPK
 HOBBS, Harry F, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 86188, killed
 HOLMES, George T, Able Seaman, C/JX 128152, MPK
 JARMAN, Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 60070, killed
 KENNY, James, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, C/K 64651, MPK
 MAYES, Leslie F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 81076, MPK
 MCDOWELL, Charles W, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 96677, MPK
 MCKESSICK, John P, Leading Supply Assistant, C/MX 52826, MPK
 MURRAY, Donald F, Able Seaman, C/J 81418, MPK
 NICHOLLS, Anthony H, Lieutenant, MPK
 NICKELLS, Cecil A, Stoker 1c, C/K 62212, MPK
 POULSON, Clifford W, Writer, C/MX 51565, MPK
 RALLS, Harry, Ordnance Artificer 1c, C/M 35339, MPK
 REGAN, John H, Steward, C/LX 22743, MPK
 ROFFEY, Henry W J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 96207, MPK
 RUTHEN, Bert F, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 86866, killed
 RYALL, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 29226, MPK
 SKIGGS, Leslie A S, Able Seaman, C/JX 148335, killed
 SMITH, Norman, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 29551, MPK
 SMITH, Thomas A, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 75331, MPK
 SMITH, William W H, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 63153, MPK
 SNOOK, Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 64452, DOW
 STIMPSON, Frederick W, Officer's Cook 2c, C/L 140790, MPK
 SURGEON, James B, Stoker 1c, C/KX 85039, MPK
 TAYLOR, John R N, Commander, killed
 TAYLOR, Robert, Leading Stoker, C/KX 80708, MPK
 TESSIER, Albert L, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, MPK
 UPSALL, Kenneth, Stoker 2c, C/KX 95972, MPK
 WALSH, Ernest F, Engine Room Artificer 2c, C/M 38791, MPK
 WEBSTER, Ernest A, Steward, C/LX 22427, MPK
 WENTWORTH, George E, Able Seaman, C/JX 156332, MPK
 WHEELER, Harry N, Leading Steward, C/L 13711, MPK
 WOOD, Dennis A G, Signalman, C/JX 147608, MPK
 WOOD, William J, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 29519, MPK
 WOOLTORTON, William, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 152600, MPK
 YORKSTONE, William G, Petty Officer Steward, C/L 13751, MPK

Sunday, 4 February 1940

 EASTWOOD, John, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died
 WILSON, Frederick C, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 45758, died
 FORTNER, Bernard W, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 61491, died
St Angelo
 KENNEDY, William H H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, illness, died
 BROWN, Dennis G, Marine, C/X 447, illness, died

Monday, 5 February 1940

5th - “U-41” sank one ship from Liverpool-out convoy OB84 south of Ireland, but was sent to the bottom by the lone escort, destroyer “Antelope”.

   Firefly, explosion
 BARKER, Edward, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 173090, DOW

Tuesday, 6 February 1940

Ark Royal
 WYATT, John A, Writer, P/MX 59856, illness, died
 MOORE, Bernard T, Stoker 1c, D/KX 91586, illness, died
 PADDOCK, Wilfred R H, Stoker, P/K 61867, drowned
 TOWSE, Charles J J, Stoker 1c, C/K 55774, died

Wednesday, 7 February 1940

 HEASMAN, Frank, Leading Steward, P/L 11979, illness, died

Thursday, 8 February 1940

 BROWNING, Leonard D, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 341, illness, died
President II
 TODD, Bert, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 8657, died

Friday, 9 February 1940

 BROWN, Stanley H, Leading Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 1487, drowned


Fort Royal, ship loss
 GILL, Richard H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
JOY, Rupert, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7899 C, MPK  (right, courtesy Owen Vaughan, 22 Dec 2010. Mr Vaughan has documents reporting that Seaman Joy was lost on HMT Robert Bowen)
 KENNEDY, Murdo, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7745 C, MPK
 KING, Edgar, Lieutenant Commander, MPK
 SWANN, James, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/X 10294 S, MPK
 SYKES, Sidney J, Seaman Cook, RNR, LT/JX 164306, MPK
 WILLIAMS, Samuel J G, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7506 C, MPK
Robert Bowen, ship loss
 BATTY, Christopher, Assistant Cook, D/MX 58780, MPK
 CHARLTON, Leslie G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170732, MPK
 CLARK, John, Skipper Lieutenant, RNR, MPK
 COWLING, James B, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 21036 A, MPK
 DIPLOCK, Hedworth L, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 102883 B 8273, MPK
 FOX, Ivor G, Telegraphist, RNW(W)R, P/WRX 1262, MPK
 GOWEN, John T, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 99040, MPK
 HOLDEN, Robert F, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170701, MPK
 MCKECHNIE, Thomas, Chief Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/295 EU, MPK
 POPKIN, Henry A, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, C/K 21812, MPK
 RICHIE, George A, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/X 9960 S, MPK
 RITCHIE, George A, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/X 9960 S, MPK
 ROBINSON, Thomas E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170505, MPK
 TURRELL, Olley, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 156 SA, MPK
 WILSON, Arthur S, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 CUTTING, Frederick J, Seaman Cook, C/JX 164575, died
Victory II
 FLOYD, Reginald W L, Leading Stoker, P/KX 75728, illness, died

Saturday, 10 February 1940

Foreness, Kent, England
 RIPPINGDALE, Ernest J, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 14107, died
 SHIRTLIFF, William, Cook, D/MX 53410, DOW
 CAMPBELL, Robert K, Able Seaman, C/J 113702, drowned
 STAMMERS, Charles P, Signalman, C/J 75151 B 20473, drowned
RM Reserve Division
 CONNAN, Thomas H, Marine, CH/22300, died
Suffolk, collision
 BRYANT, Cecil N, Able Seaman, P/JX 152629, killed
 DYCER, William H, Air Mechanic, D/KX 90553, MPK
 GARDNER, Sydney T, Able Seaman, P/JX 141471, killed
 HAWKINS, Archibald H, Able Seaman, P/J 107721, MPK
 LARMOUR, James, Able Seaman, P/SSX 14491, MPK
 REASON, James D R, Able Seaman, P/SSX 17373, MPK
 STURGESS, Nelson A J, Able Seaman, P/J 115553, MPK
 WARREN, John G H, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 29937, killed

Sunday, 11 February 1940

 AZZOPARDI, Carmelo, Leading Steward, E/LX 20238, illness, died
Greyhound, whaler accident
 BROTHERTON, Peter, Able Seaman, P/SSX 24941, MPK
 BROWN, Richard A S, Midshipman, RNR, killed
 EDE, Maurice J W, Leading Seaman, P/JX 128234, MPK
 HAYES, Leslie J, Able Seaman, P/J 98879, MPK
 HERRINGTON, William A, Petty Officer, P/J 113888, MPK
 HONEY, George E F T, Able Seaman, P/JX 139827, MPK
 RUSSELL, William C A, Leading Signalman, P/JX 140570, MPK
 RAY, Stephen L, Chief Engineer, T.124, illness, died
 NAIRN, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNR, illness, died

Monday, 12 February 1940

12th - “U-33” on a minelaying operation in the Firth of Clyde, western Scotland was sunk by minesweeper “Gleaner”.

   Royal Arthur
 ELLIS, Nelson H, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 32268, died

Tuesday, 13 February 1940

 BROWNLOW, Malby D, Captain, Rtd, accident, died
Canberra (RAN)
 NORTON, Stanley W, Leading Steward, RAN, 21313, accident, killed

Wednesday, 14 February 1940

Gretafield, steamship
 COWIE, John, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 178 S, (President III, O/P), killed
 DAVEY, George H, Marine, PLY/21450, (President III, O/P), killed
St George
 BARNES, Richard J, Boy 1c, JX 175944, illness, died
 GUEGAN, Albewrt F, Stoker 1c, P/K 57637, died

Thursday, 15 February 1940

 BRAMBLE, James H, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 150741, fall, DOW

Friday, 16 February 1940

16th, The “Altmark” Incident - "Altmark" was “Graf Spee's” supply ship with Merchant Navy prisoners onboard. She was located off Norway and took refuge in Jossingfiord, within territorial waters. That evening destroyer “Cossack” (Capt Vian) went alongside with a boarding party and after a short struggle released the prisoners with the cry 'The Navy's here!'

Admiralty, Secretary to First Sea Lord
 BARROW, Hubert L, Paymaster Captain, died
Glen Gower
 DERANE, Edward M, Ty/Sl/Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died
 BARBER, John A H McD, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 59982, died
 SNELLING, James, Able Seaman, D/SSX 17740, drowned

Saturday, 17 February 1940

 HINE, Wilfred J, Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/M 39499, illness, died
 SALMON, Reginald, Commander, Rtd, RNR, illness, died
 HAWKINS, Frederick J, Shipwright 1c, C/M 2234, drowned
Victory II
 WILSON, John, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/272125, died

Sunday, 18 February 1940

18th - In an attack on Norway/UK convoy HN12, destroyer DARING was sunk by “U-23” in the northern North Sea, east of the Pentland Firth.

Daring, destroyer, ship loss
 AMOR, Frederick W, Able Seaman, P/J 90332, MPK
 ARMSTRONG, George W, Able Seaman, P/JX 138436, MPK
 ASHFIELD, Frederick B, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 61491, MPK
 BARRY, David J, Able Seaman, P/J 102271, MPK
 BEAMIN, Donald P, Able Seaman, P/JX 140466, MPK
 BELLIS, Albert E, Able Seaman, P/JX 132147, MPK
 BENDON, Arthur H, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 98957, MPK
 BERRY, Reginald J, Able Seaman, P/J 90141, MPK
 BEVAN, Anthony G, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 15985, MPK
 BLAIR, Duncan, Stoker 1c, P/KX 84505, MPK
 BOGGELN, Frederick A, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 163006, MPK
 BROWN, Leslie W, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 627277, MPK
 BYNG, Percy N, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 126742, MPK
 CAMERON, James H, Able Seaman, P/JX 152171, MPK
 CAMERON, John C, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 169288, MPK
 CAMPBELL, Peter H W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23427, MPK
 CARD, Frederick G, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 56007, MPK
 CARROLL, Kenneth, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168738, MPK
 CHAMPION, Alphonso T G, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 150871, MPK
 CHARLES, Geoffrey H, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 165586, MPK
 CLARK, Albert J, Able Seaman, C/JX 137478, MPK
 CLEAVER, John S, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168739, MPK
 CLIFFORD, Henry N, Able Seaman, P/JX 133405, MPK
 COLE, John C, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 75392, MPK
 COLEMAN, John L, Py/Ty/Midshipman, RNVR, MPK
 COOKE, Arthur, Steward, P/LX 21363, MPK
 COOPER, Sydney A, Commander, MPK
 COPPERTHWAITE, Ernest A, Able Seaman, P/J 102455, MPK
 COULING, William, Electrical Artificer, P/M 38502, MPK
 COX, Reginald H, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 104501, MPK
 COXON, John, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 64357, MPK
 DEAN, Leonard J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 83839, MPK
 DRIVER, John A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92907, MPK
 DRURY, Francis W, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 50242, MPK
 DUNBAR, John P, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 14350, MPK
 EASTMAN, Thomas R, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 63997, MPK
 EASTON, William H, Gunner (T), MPK
 ELKINS, Herbert J, Leading Stoker, P/KX 79946, MPK
 ENGLISH, William, Cook, C/MX 52431, MPK
 EUERBY, Oliver J, Able Seaman, P/JX 143867, MPK
 EVANS, Albert J L, Leading Stoker, P/KX 81853, MPK
 EVANS, Samuel J, Signalman, D/J 110773, MPK
 FEAR, Charles E G, Able Seaman, P/J 109763, MPK
 FINLAY, Daniel E, Able Seaman, P/J 99757, MPK
 FITTON, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168745, MPK
 FOOD, Edwin W, Able Seaman, P/JX 128934, MPK
 FOX, John T, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168746, MPK
 FOXON, Albert S, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK
 GAFFNEY, Albert, Stoker 2c, C/KX 96504, MPK
 GALE, George E F, Able Seaman, P/SSX 14403, MPK
 GARDNER, Joseph W, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, P/M 36103, MPK
 GARFORD, Ronald C, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 167889, MPK
 GISSING, John, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 55734, MPK
 GORDON, Peter C, Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
 HAGGERSTON, Victor H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/SR 8623, MPK
 HARPER, George W, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168748, MPK
 HARRIS, Albert, Able Seaman, P/SSX 14436, MPK
 HARRIS, Clifford E, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/KX 75034 P/B 19692, MPK
 HARROCKS, Samuel, Able Seaman, P/JX 137840, MPK
 HATFIELD, Albert E, Able Seaman, P/J 98674, MPK
 HAWKINS, George J, Leading Steward, P/L 13265, MPK
 HEALEY, Arthur, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168750, MPK
 HICKMOTT, Arthur A, Leading Supply Assistant, P/MX 54117, MPK
 HILL, Ronald F, Supply Petty Officer, P/MX 50179, MPK
 HOLMAN, Ernest O, Able Seaman, P/J 69330, MPK
 HOLMAN, John G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 84739, MPK
 HOWAT, John M B, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 128832, MPK
 HULMES, Frederick, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168749, MPK
 HURDING, Joseph E, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK
 JENKINS, Frederick W S, Stoker 1c, P/KX 83635, MPK
 JESTICO, Alfred W, Petty Officer, P/J 111608, MPK
 JOHNCOCK, Ernest G, Engine Room Artificer 3c, C/MX 52935, MPK
 JONES, Thomas R, Stoker 1c, P/K 61680, MPK
 JUKES, William G, Able Seaman, P/JX 141795, MPK
 KEARNEY, Gerald J, Surgeon Lieutenant, MPK
 KEITH, John, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 86290, MPK
 KENNARD, William G, Signalman, P/JX 1407225, MPK
 KING, John C, Able Seaman, C/JX 129787, MPK
 LAMONT, Athol D, Able Seaman, P/JX 143595, MPK
 LEE, Albert H, Act/Yeoman of Signals, P/JX 131994, MPK
 LITTLE, Leslie G W, Officer's Cook, P/LX 20434, MPK
 LOADER, Charles H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 91766, MPK
 MCGHEE, James C B, Stoker 1c, P/KX 90519, MPK
 MILLER, Edward C, Act/Leading Seaman, P/KX 90519, MPK
 MOON, William, Able Seaman, C/J 115154, MPK
 MOORE, Frank C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 84623, MPK
 MORRIS, James, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168753, MPK
 MOTTRAM, Thomas De R, Ordnance Artificer 2c, P/M 8643, MPK
 MURRAY, Leonard A, Leading Seaman, P/JX 131081, MPK
 MURRISON, Alfred, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 51842, MPK
 NORRIS, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 145696, MPK
 OVEREND, William, Leading Seaman, P/JX 140156, MPK
 PAGE, Albert E, Leading Stoker, P/K 65886, MPK
 PALMER, Fred M, Able Seaman, P/SSX 16718, MPK
 PARSONS, Maurice, Petty Officer, P/JX 126434, MPK
 PENKETHMAN, Thomas, Able Seaman, P/SSX 21192, MPK
 PIPES, Henry, Able Seaman, P/SSX 19730, MPK
 PONTER, Norman J C, Able Seaman, P/JX 126529, MPK
 POTTS, George H, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168757, MPK
 POTTS, Leslie G M, Sub Lieutenant, MPK
 PULLAN, Harold, Able Seaman, P/J 53918, MPK
 PUMFREY, Alan V, Midshipman, MPK
 PURVES, Reuben S, Petty Officer Steward, P/L 6143 Pens No 15854, MPK
 RAFTER, Sydney E, Assistant Steward, P/LX 22766, MPK
 RAINEY, Thomas H, Able Seaman, P/JX 129478, MPK
 RAINEY, Walter G, Telegraphist, C/JX 140125, MPK
 RAMSDEN, William T, Sick Berth Attendant, P/SBR/X 7748, MPK
 RILEY, Arthur H, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 153281, MPK
 ROBERTS, Patrick L, Lieutenant, MPK
 ROBINSON, Sydney, Able Seaman, P/SSX 21262, MPK
 RUSTON, William S, Able Seaman, P/J 112579, MPK
 SANDERSON, George, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168766, MPK
 SEARLE, Ernest A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 91098, MPK
 SHAXBY, William J K, Lieutenant (E), MPK
 SKIPP, Percy L, Able Seaman, P/J 78876, MPK
 SLADE, Maurice G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87487, MPK
 SLATER, Edward H, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168767, MPK
 SMITH, Ernest S, Stoker 1c, P/K 64972, MPK
 SMITH, Frederick R B, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 59442, MPK
 SMITH, Thomas G, Able Seaman, P/J 110912, MPK
 SMITH, Thomas H, Ordinary Seaman RNSR, P/JX 168533, MPK
 STEELE, Thomas, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87870, MPK
 STENNINGS, Reginald E, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 62234, MPK
 STILL, Frederick J, Able Seaman, RFR, P/JX 135707 B/20025, MPK
 STOKES, William G, Stoker 1c, P/K 65267, MPK
 STRAUGHAN, Edward, Able Seaman, P/JX 129776, MPK
 STURGESS, Basil G, Able Seaman, P/JX 142840, MPK
 TABERSHAM, Frederick G A, Stoker 2c, C/KX 129787, MPK
 TANNER, Denis V, Signalman, P/JX 139930, MPK
 TATE, Milton, Stoker 1c, P/KX 84616, MPK
 TAYLOR, George M, Telegraphist, P/JX 150824, MPK
 TAYLOR, Sidney J F, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168545, MPK
 THATCHER, Henry F, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168540, MPK
 TINGEY, Thomas A, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168542, MPK
 TOMPKINS, George R I, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 138338, MPK
 TROTT, Douglas G, Able Seaman, P/JX 140335, MPK
 TUNE, Arthur C, Able Seaman, P/J 111977, MPK
 TURPITT, Charles E, Leading Telegraphist, D/J 107675, MPK
 VINCENT, Walter S T, Stoker 1c, P/KX 90590, MPK
 WALSH, Francis, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168552, MPK
 WALTER, Frederick D, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168556, MPK
 WALTON, Sidney R, Telegraphist, P/JX 154035, MPK
 WARD, Philip L, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 139689, MPK
 WATSON, Walter W, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168550, MPK
 WEBSTER, Charles H, Act/Petty Officer, P/JX 131448, MPK
 WELLS, Albert E, Ordinary Seaman, RNSR, P/JX 168554, MPK
 WHITE, Charles, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 126943, MPK
 WHITEHEAD, Robert J F, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92912, MPK
 WHITELOCK, Edward G, Able Seaman, P/SSX 16917, MPK
 WILLIS, George H, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 113592, MPK
 WILLMOTT, Cyril A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 81463, MPK
 WILSON, James M, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 50356, MPK
 WILSON, Norman E, Electrical Artificer, P/MX 48742, MPK
 WOOLSTON, Stanley R, Able Seaman, P/J 98913, MPK
 WORMALD, David, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/SSX 116521 B/10499, MPK
 WRIGHT, Thomas W, Able Seaman, P/J 96255, MPK
Firefly, explosion
 MACLEAN, Andrew M, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW
 CARSLAW, Alan J H, Lieutenant Commander, illness, died
 GEDDES, John, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, illness, died
Pembroke X
 FOWLER, Esme E, WRNS, C/WRNS 9829, died
Princess Victoria
 MELVIN, John C, Greaser, T.124, died
Viva II
 REED, John, Chief Cook, T.124, died

Monday, 19 February 1940

 PAGE, John, Able Seaman, C/J 22317, drowned
President I
 DEAN, James, Paymaster Lieutenant Commander, Rtd, illness, died

Tuesday, 20 February 1940

Fifeshire, ship loss
 ARMITAGE, Percy, Signalman, RNVR, D/MD/X 2395, MPK
 BREWER, John R G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 165972, MPK
 BUXTON, Charles H, Chief Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 98923, MPK
 CHICKEN, John R, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 21474 A, MPK
 COOK, Walter J, Steward, RNPS, LT/JX 173555, MPK
 COOPER, John C, Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, MPK
 DODSWORTH, Harry, Seaman, D/JX 167081, MPK
 LAWSON, James E, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 100837, MPK
 LEPPINGTON, James E, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 89449, MPK
 LLOYD, James A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170660, MPK
 LOADES, Robert W, Petty Officer, RNR (PS), LT/X 53 SC, MPK
 MACKAY, Donald, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7810 C, MPK
 MACLEOD, Alexander, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/17752 A, MPK
 PARSONS, Arthur R B, Telegraphist, RNW(W)R, P/WRX 821, MPK
 PLATT, Robert A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170690, MPK
 PLATTEN, Rolald, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 20111 A, MPK
 PLUMMER, Charles W, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 100298, MPK
 ROSE, Reginald J, Engineman, C/KX 87537, MPK
 SEARLES-WOOD, John V, Act/Sub Lieutenant, MPK
 WALKER, Charles W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170665, MPK
 WATSON, Alexander, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 100311, MPK

Wednesday, 21 February 1940

 WEST, Charles E, 3rd Hand, T.124, died
 CUMMING, Henry, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1672, died

Thursday, 22 February 1940

22nd - German destroyers were attacked in error by their own aircraft in the North Sea and ran into a minefield laid by Royal Navy destroyers. “LEBERECHT MAASS” and “MAX SCHULTZ” were lost northwest of the German Frisian Islands. “U-54” was presumed lost in the same field.

 KEMP, Louis C, Py/Ty/Skipper, RNR, illness, died

Friday, 23 February 1940

23rd - Destroyer “Gurkha” on passage south of the Faeroe Islands encountered and sank “U-53” returning from patrol in the Western Approaches.

Benvolio, ship loss
 ALDRED, Samuel M, Chief Skipper, RNR, MPK
 HADDON, Ronald J, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNVR, C/LD/X 4693, MPK
 HOWLAND, Herbert S, Able Seaman (Pens), C/223159, MPK
 JOHNSON, William, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19144, MPK
 MEGSON, Kenneth F, Seaman Steward, LT/JX 173452, MPK
 MORRISON, John, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 18126 A, MPK
 REID, Thomas, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 173108, MPK
 RIPLEY, Richard J, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19603 A, MPK
 ROBERTSON, John, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 18332 A, MPK
 THOMAS, George H, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/6939 C, MPK
 RUMBOLD, William G, Leading Stoker, P/K 76488, died
Service Flying Training School, No 1, Netheravon, air crash
 SKINNER, Graham A, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A) (on books of Daedalus flying from Netheravon), killed

Saturday, 24 February 1940

 FULLER, Edwin J L, Lieutenant (E), RNR, illness, died
 PARKER, William, Leading Seaman, D/J 6959, died
 CAREY, Michael, Assistant Cook, C/MX 60614, died

Sunday, 25 February 1940

25th - A week after the loss of "Daring", Norway/UK convoy HN14 was attacked. German “U-63” was sighted by escorting submarine “Narwhal” and sunk by destroyers “Escort”, “lmogen” and “lnglefield”.

 DINGLE, John P, Commander, Rtd, illness, died
FAA, 759 Sqn, Raven, air crash
 WAGNER, Thomas R W, Py/Midshipman (A), RNVR, killed

Monday, 26 February 1940

Carnarvon Castle
 AULD, William, Greaser, T.124 565058, MPK
 NUNN, Roy F A, Boy 2c, JX 164222, died
 WYLD, Frank H, Colour Sergeant, CH/X 13886, died
Victory II
 ROTHWELL, Frederick A, Electrical Artificer 1c, P/M 29862, died

Tuesday, 27 February 1940

 FOSTER, Samuel, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87831, died

Wednesday, 28 February 1940

 MARSHALL, Joseph L, Stoker 2c, C/KX 101021, illness, died
 DEERE, Idris, Stoker 1c, C/K 65814, drowned

Shipping War Loss Summary

17 British, Allied and neutral ships of 75,000 tons in the Atlantic from all causes; 2 German U-boats.

46 British, Allied and neutral ships of 152,000 tons in UK waters; 3 German U-boats


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