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Honour - North Sea 1939-45


Date - 1939/45
Type - Area Awards
Conflict - World War 2; 1939-45

 
Description The area covered by the award are defined as the North Sea eastward between Southend and the Shetland islands, except for coastal Norwegian waters.

All ships employed as escorts to coastal convoys on the East coast of the UK, together with ships and submarines engaged on patrol duty and which took part in a successful action, qualified for the ward.

Early in the war the Germans mined extensively, especially harbour entrances, estuaries and shallows. Especially in the Thames estuary. This disrupted shipping considerably during the first four months of the war.

Throughout the six years of war the loss rate of ships was one tenth of 1%.

 

 
 
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A         
Acanthus 44 Acute 42   Adonis 43 Aigon 41  Ailsa Craig 44 
Alarm 42  Alberni 44  Albrighton 45  Ampulla 42  Angle 43-44 
Annan 44  Aquilla 42  Arab 43-45  Ardrossan 42  Arrow 42 
Ascension 44  Aster 44  Atherstone 42-43  Atmah 42  Ayrshire 42 
         
B         
Baluchistan 42  Bassett 42  Bayntun 45  Begonia 41  Berkley 42 
Berkshire 42-44  Betony 43  Black Swan 40  Blean 42  Bleasdale 43-45 
Blencathra 41-45  Blyth 42  Bonito 42  Borage 44  Bournemouth Queen 42 
Braithwaite 45  Bressay 42  Bridgewater 42  Broadway 44  Broke 39 
Brontes 44  Burges 44  Bute 44  Byron 44-45   
         
C         
Cadmus 42  Caistor Castle 45  Calgary 45  Camellia 44  Campbell 41-45 
Camrose 44  Cape Comorin 42  Cape Palliser 42  Cape Portland 42-43  Cape Sable 42 
Carnatic 42  Castlenau 43  Castleton 42-44  Cattistock 41-45  Charlestown 43-44 
Charlock 44  Chelmer 44  Cleveland 43  Clover 44  Coll 42 
Congre 42  Conn 44-45  Conqueror 42-43  Copper Cliff 44  Corinthian 42-43 
Cosby 44  Cotillion 41-42  Cotswold 41-45  Cottesmore 41-45  Coverley 41-43 
Cowdray 44-45  Cranstoun 44  Cubitt 44-45  Culver 41  Curacoa 40-42 
Curzon 44-45         
         
D         
Daffodil 44  Dahlia 44  Dakins 44  Damsay 42  Daniel Clowden 42 
Davy 44  Deane 44  Doon 43  Dudgeon 44  Dunavon 42 
Dunbar 42  Duncton 42  Dunkery 42     
         
E         
Easton 45  Ebor Wyke 43  Eglinton 41-44  Ekins 44-45  Else Rykens 41 
Erebus 41  Eroican 42  Escort 40  Estrella D'Alva 42  Estrella Do Norte 42 
Evelyn Rose 42  Exmoor 41       
         
F         
Farndale 45  Fencer 44  Fernie 41-45  Filla 42  Fitzroy 40 
Flamingo 39-40  Flores 42-43  Fortune 40  Foxtrot 41-42   
         
G         
Garth 41-45  Gavotte 41  Gleaner 41-42  Goatfell 42  Goathland 44 
Godetia 44  Goldcock 43  Goodwin 42  Gossamer 42  Graph 43 
Grayling 42  Greenfly 44  Grenadier 43  Guillemot 42,43,45  Gunner 42 
Gurkha 40         
         
H         
H.49 (40 Halstead 44  Hambledon 41-44  Haydon 45  Holderness 42-45 
Holmes 44  Hornbeam 43  Hornpipe 41-43  Hyderabad 42  Hydra 43 
         
I         
Icarus 39  Imogen 40  Indian Star 41-42  Inglefield 40  Invercauld 42 
         
J         
Jason 41-42  Jasper 45  Jura 42     
         
K        
Kashmir 39  Kellett 43  Kenilworth Castle 45  Kennet 41  Killegray 42 
Kingcup 44  Kings Grey 42  Kingston 39  Kingston Agate 42  Kingston Amber 42 
Kingston 39  Kintyre 42  Kittiwake 41-44     
         
L         
Lacerta 42  Lady Estella 42  Lady Madeleine 42  Lancaster 43-45  Lapwing 44 
Lark 44  Lauderdale 42  Leeds 41-45  Leicester City 43-44  Lewes 42
Liddesdale 41-43  Limbourne 43  Lincoln 42 & 44  Loch Dunvegan 45  Loch Eck 45 
Londonderry 40  Loosestrife 44  Lord Austin 42  Lord Howe 42  Lord Plender 44 
Lowestoft 40-42 & 45  Ludlow 42-45  Lydd 42  Lynton 42   
         
M         
Macbeth 44  Mackay 42-45  Magnolia 42  Malcolm 40  Mallard 41-43 
Mallow 42 Man-o-war 41  Maron 42  Mazurka 41-42  Melbreak 45 
Mendip 41 & 43-45  Meynell 41-45  Middleton 44-45  Mignonette 44  Millett 42 
Minster 42  Minuet 41-43  Mona's Isle 42-43  Monnow 45  Montrose 42-44 
Moorsom 44         
         
N         
Narwhal 40  Natal 45 (SAN) Neil Mackay 41  Nene 45  Newark 43-44 
Northern Foam 42  Northern Sun 42       
         
O         
Oakley 45  Ocean Brine 42  Ogano 42  Olive 42  Onyx 43 
Ophelia 42  Orchis 42  Oresay 42  Orkney 45  Othello 42 
         
P         
P.247 (Saracen) (42) Pearl 42  Pennywort 43-44  Pentland Firth 42  Peterhead 42 
Phrontis 42  Pink 42  Pintail 40-41  Pirouette 41-42  Pitstruan 42 
Polka 41-54  Polo Norte 42  Poppy 42 & 44  Port Colborne 45  Portsdown 42 
Potentilla 44 Preston North End 43-44  Primrose 42  Prince Charles 42  Puffin 41-45 
Pytchley 42-45         
         
Q         
Quadrille 41-42  Qualicum 42  Quantock 41-45  Quorn 41-44   
         
R         
Rattlesnake 42 Rayon 42  Redmill 44-45  Regardo 42  Reighton Wyke 42 
Restigouche 40  Retako 42  Retalick 45  Retriever 42  Rinaldo 42 
Ringwood 42  Riou 45  Rosalind 41  Ross 42  Rousay 42 
Rowena 44  Rupert 45  Ruskholm 42  Rutherford 45-45   
         
S         
St. Albans 43  St. Elstan 42  St. John 45  St. Kilda 42  St. Mary's 43 
Sainte Therese 45  Salmon 39-40  Salterelo 41-43  Sapphire 41-42  Scalpay 42 
Scarborough 43  Sealion 40  Selkirk 42  Seymour 44-45  Shark 40 
Sheerwater 40-43 & 45  Sheldon 42  Sheldrake 41-45  Sheppey 42  Sherwood 43 
Shippigan 42  Sir Galahad 42  Sir Geraint 42  Snowflake 41  Sorel 42 
Southdown 41-45  Southern Gem 43  Spearfish 40  Speedy 42  Spirea 43 
Spry 43  Spurs 42-45  Staffa 42  Starwort 42 &  44  Stayner 44 
Stella 44  Stella Canopus 44  Stella Polaris 42  Stella Rigel 43  Stevenstone 44 
Stoke City 43-45  Stork 40  Stornoway 42  Sturgeon 40  Sturton 42 
Sunfish 40  Sunflower 44  Surface 42  Switha 42-43  Sword Dance 41-42 
         
T         
Tadoussac 43  Talybont 43-44  Tango 41-42  Tarantella 41-43  Tartan 42 
Thames Queen 42  Thetford Mines 45  Thirlmere 42  Thornborough 45  Thyme 41 
Tiree 42  Torrington 44-45  Trident 42  Tumby 42  Turquoise 42-43 
Typhoon 42         
         
U         
Ursula 39         
         
V         
Valorous 40-45  Valse 41-45  Vanity 39-45  Vascama 41-42  Vega 40 & 42-45 
Veleta 41-42  Verdun 40-45  Verity 40  Versatile 41-42 & 45  Vesper 41-42 
Veteran 40  Viceroy 42-45  Vimiera 41-42  Vimy 44-45  Violet 43-44 
Visenda 42  Vivacious 42-45  Vivien 40-45  Vizalma 42  Volunteer 45 
Vortigern 41-42         
         
W         
Wakeful 44  Wallace 41-45  Wallflower 42  Walpole 42-44  Wedgeport 42 
Wellard 41  Wells 43-44  Wensleydale 43-44  Westminster 40-45  Weston 40 
Westrey 42  Whaddon 41-43  Whiting 42  Whitshed 41-45  Widgeon 41-45 
Wilton 45  Winchelsea 42  Winchester 40-44  Windsor 42-45  Witch 44 
Wivern 44-45  Wolfhound 43-45  Wolsey 41-45  Wolves 42-45  Woolston 41-45 
Worcester 40-43  Worcestershire 43  Worthing 42  Wye 44   
         
Y         
Yes Tor 42         
         
FAA Squadrons
803 (39) 811 (42) 812 (40) 826 (40-44)  
         
MGB's (all 1943)
17  20  21  38  39 
59  61  64  67  74 
75 86 87 89 111
112        
         
MTB's (all 1943)
32 34 69 70 88
93  224  230  233  234 
241  617  622  624  628 
         
Numbers after name or in brackets show the year/s the Battle Honour was won.
 
This page last edited - 24 April, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.