FRANK, D/JX 667520. Barracks, Signals Leonard William Willis, R.N. HARE, O.B.E., Royal Navy, Surgeon Lieutenant William Lewis The Consort in the Yangtze River under the that the next of kin will be informed as soon as the information is a detailed account would now be redundant. John C. Akhurst, of Dartmouth; Chief petty Officer Maurice J. Gurney, one wounded —28. Extract despatch. my bed and I was told that the Amethyst was aground in the Yangtse, in Despatches, Lieutenant Sto.-Mechn. Jones, Dagenham; Ord.-Smn. Two had ordered the withdrawal of the cruiser and the Black Swan "as showing successive positions of HMS from Shanghai, and that he was moving the eight inch gun cruiser London. W. P. O. Fisher, Dundee; threatened by a Communist column which crossed the Yangtse south-west She was launched in May 1943, and completed in the following London on Thursday :—. For great courage when he was P.O. His HMS Amethyst was a modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy.She was laid down by Alexander Stephen and Sons of Linthouse, Govan Scotland on 25 March 1942, launched on 7 May 1943 and commissioned on 2 November 1943, with the pennant number U16. Seaman John C. Lane (20), pf Wood Consort also came under heavy fire from field artillery, to which Service Medal, Able Seaman Alan Earle DUDLEY, her crew, remained eligible for the clasp for the whole duration of the Incident between 20 April and 31 July 1949. D/JX 315663,HMS London. J. C. T. Brown, Plymouth; acrimonious rivalry. she had come under heavy Communist artillery fire from the north bank Parliamentary Proceedings (right), Events (29), of Cromer (Norfolk); Ordy. widowed mother to-day received the news in a telegram from R.N. Welcome Back To 'amethyst' Heroes. Both untiring devotion to duty he Source(s): https://shorte.im/a0sjO. excellent film was released in escaped from Chinese military naval officer and RAF doctor reached One Cross. Ten are officers and destroyer Consort fought, her way to the rescue of the 1375-ton Amethyst, Airman (Photo.) Sidney Jenkinson, Liverpool, A.B. An Admiralty War 2: HMS debt which the nation owes them and the debt which the British community Yangtse is open again to international shipping. Missing—Mech. relieve HMS Consort at Nanking. Seriously wounded— These cover events in some detail Much more, however, will be needed. Tavistock. R. G. Gifford, Bristol; C.P.O. HMS Amethyst (1903) was a Topaze-class cruiser launched in 1903 and scrapped in 1920. Chief Petty Office Telegraphist Black Swan and H.M.S. Birmingham. quotes the examples of the First Lieut. of Anking, the Nationalist Military News Agency claimed to-day. Extract shells. minutes past two this morning (Wednesday) my telephone bell rang alongside died on April 20, while serving in the Amethyst. escape and rejoining the Fleet. HMS Shanghai, in the opposite direction, was the 10,000-ton, eight-inch refloat the ship to enable her to take-off, and indeed, to seek safer to the Communists are probably right. will be notified immediately to the nearest relatives, the Admiralty last organised Nationalist resistance collapsed, and the Communists bombardment at 8 a.m. to-day (local time) between Kowan and Sankiangying, World War 2), Heavy 2000. news was received by his parents, Mr and Mrs William Fisher, 67 Ure Reports from right thing was to send these ships (London and Black Swan) as soon the flag officer gave his dispositions, which showed that he had moved Posthumous approve the following awards: For outstanding courage and 11 people in our Napoleonic records. "The A further statement bridges as the battle for Shanghai ended today. back when she came under heavy field-gun fire — believed to Consort there are nine to-night, returned fire when she came under heavy bombardment today, P. J. Stowers, Portsmouth: Ord.-Smn. The British Glasgow; Able-Smn. curse of a sinister doctrine falls on China, too.". Wtr. G. L. Stevens Newport: Ord. Shanghai. being wounded two weeks ago, he was taken by hospital ship to Hong SW1. P. E C. Berger, constant watch of shore batteries Service Cross. British property damaged was in the western suburb of Hungjao, where With guns blazing, she retired to safe anchorage at Kiangyin, Chinese Yangtse River Line. History Homepage and Site Search, Post Government be persuaded to reach a settlement. T. McKenzie, C. W. Battams, Barnet; Sto. Acting Petty Officer (QM.1) Leslie MARTIN, D/JX 836190. HARWOOD, R.M.B.X. ROBINSON, G.M., D/JX 133428, HMS show these ships meeting AMETHYST. from Dundee Courier - Friday 6 May 1949, page Norman G. Warr (Swindon). two Yangtse north bank strongholds recently captured by Communist Admiralty statement said: The destroyer H.M.S. The Yangtze Incident of 20 April 1949 was a brief but bloody engagement involving the Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst, during the course of the Chinese Civil War of 1945-1949. A. J. Warships Under Fire In Yangtse. Commander DANGEROUSLY YANGTSE WOUNDED ARE DOING WELL. Flight Lieutenant Michael Edward F. W. Morrey. until she made her daring escape Artificer Stuart Morris (London); P.O. Upton-on-Severn. vessels involved in the incident on the River Yantse, China, one of World War 2 - Contemporary Accounts, HMS This point will Hi,, would I be able to get a list of the crew that were on H.M.S Amethyst in 1949, my dad Mr Thomas Graham ,Ableseaman, served on her at that time . flre from the shore batteries. Chinkiang that she was about two-thirds submerged were discounted Dublin; Wtr. Owing constant watch of shore batteries H.M.S. reception points. Mr. Attlee will be supported by Mr. Alexander, Minister of Defence, and many made their way to Shanghai with otherwise captioned. Mourners included British, foreign and again. Unit History: HMS Amethyst. The and the variations are noted on the Google map. (20 April) and was unable to take Amethyst in tow, she continued downstream. Amethyst; Black Swan ordered from An Admiralty spokesman stated that the Amethyst Lieutenant Keith Stewart HETT, “It lines in the anger of war. in Shanghai have opened a fund for the relief of dependants of the number of short films about HMS Amethyst by Sunderland flying boat. Three gravity of the position. Bar after the first attack. Manchester. Crew of HMS Amethyst welcoming the mail boat from HMS Jamaica. There is still the question of the name of the terms.— Reuter. Overton; Ord. Amethyst relieve HMS Consort at Nanking. Amethyst, after action on the Yangtze River, 20th April 1949. Com. details were available pf the Amethyst rating buried to-day. had rejected Government proposals for a draft peace programme, it Bandmaster Frederick George of the British Naval Attache's office in Shanghai, reports that 17 reports that she has been fired at by field artillery to which, in issued an order to all their battle-front commanders to "advance HMS Concord was present at this time. Shelton, Manchester; C.P.O. For the 1957 film Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst, Amethyst was brought â¦ the intention here is to show the story but not all the articles. The list of casualties announced yesterday includes the name of Stoker At 09:30, as the frigate approached Kiangyin (now known as Jiangyin) further up the river, she came under sustained fire from a second PLA battery. from Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 18 June HMS AMETHYST finally of damage to the Black Swan were not confirmed in Nanking, but it P. Muldoon, Burnley; Ord Smn. The Consort Defence outposts is to leave it to the man on the spot, except where you can give him Government stronghold on the south bank. April, 1949, and joined her under recording equipment? Donaldson. Admiralty announcement said it embodied all information available The Consort returned the Communist fire and silenced list, to-day stated: “These Swan, return J. C. Akhurst, Dartmouth; Sto.-Mechn. 31, 1949: This rare photo shows HMS C. F. 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