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Title: Researching HMS Clematis K36 and Dads Career.
Post by: Conny on 06 January 2017 09:20:09 PM
Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and hope someone can help with either information or directions where I may gain some insight to my Dads career aboard K36, HMS Clematis, during WWII.
Briefly, my Dad was a stoker aboard HMS Clematis during the years 1941-1945 She was a flower class corvette and during this period she was on active escort duty in the North Atlantic to Canada and America. I have a very large spreadsheet that shows all the convoys she sailed with during this time, including the other escort vessels, but there is a gap which I am trying to fill. My records show she sailed from New York with convoy HX213 on 26/10/1942 arriving in Liverpool on 10/11/1942 Her next sailing was from Halifax, (I presume Nova Scotia), with convoy SC123 on 14/03/1943 arriving in Liverpool on 03/04/1943
How can I find where she was during this period? I realise she may have been in for a re-fit of some description but Dads service record does not show him as being posted anywhere else. Sadly I can't ask him as he passed away about 12 years ago, also when he was alive he never spoke about his experiences during this time. Everything I know has been gleaned from the one bit of information he gave which was the name of his ship.
I have also looked at some of the other escort vessels to see if Clematis sailed with them in other convoys to no avail.