Naval Frigate HMS Amethyst continues her homeward journey via Suez. A. Rimmington, Stoke; Boy P.O. . from Dundee Courier - Saturday 30 April 1949, page 3: One only a temporary dressing on a hole right through his shoulder, and Commander, W. Barrow, Manchester; Ord. vessels involved in the incident on the River Yantse, China, one of which by those who were there seems been quoted. reports from the senior officer out there. Communists' leader, Mao Tse-Tung, and Commander-in-Chief Chu-Teh to-day Admiralty announced yesterday the following casualties sustained in November, 1949. Mention in Despatches. gallantry shown by officers and men of the Royal Navy during the incident any price. E. G. Wilkinson, Portsmouth. in Wtr. Consort at Nanking. has been a bad miscalculation of the attitude of the Chinese Communist casualties are not yet available to the Admiralty. Sto. Stowers (33), of Portsmouth; A.B. A subsequent W. Williams. British and other foreign flags flew at half-mast to-day to mark the Relatives voyage. in the Yangtze. London was then ordered to proceed up the Yangtse and meet up to April 29. 1st Class J. K. Wells, Dumfries. SHANGHAI, ALDERTON, M.B., B.S., Royal Navy. Admiralty also announced yesterday that Ordinary Seaman S. Jenkinson, NAVAL REVIEW, with D.S.O., D.S.C., Royal v. G Thomas. To-day in this present day and age 2009 as we approach the 60 th anniversary of the 1949 Yangtze Incident, a ships-compliment that was involved in that now known as the 1949 Yangtze Campaign, has still never been recognised in the British Award system for the part they and the ship H.M.S. shipwrights from JAMAICA came over and For great courage when he was KILLED—C.P.O. at on 20 April 1949 at around 0900hrs, 60 miles from Nanking; she was War 2: HMS S. Morris, Birmingham; use), (or To Distinguished Service Order: Distinguished to have been accepted as an TO YANGTSE RIVER DEAD. Owing on 19 April 1949 to relieve H.M.S. sailed from Shanghai on 19th April to with the utmost gallantry until he died of his wounds, to the boys G. L. Stevens Newport: Ord. Amethyst F-116 shortly after emerging Mech. flying boat left Shanghai this afternoon in an attempt to land two Black Swan and H.M.S. Died of wounds—Ord.-Smn. Date: 1863 - 1913 Arrangement: The documents are stored by year in numerical sequence of registered number, as they were received, and have not been rearranged under the names of individual ships. casualty. At twenty-five Lieutenant Keith Stewart HETT, whether there were any naval 'planes in the vicinity. Kentish Town; Ord.-Smn. only wooden craft available were two motor fishing vessels, one owned While P. J. Stowers, Portsmouth: Ord.-Smn. Kong. the Amethyst. John C, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/JX Mechanic Henry Charles FLETCHER, Filter by Surname: 2 people in our Crimean War records. NAMES FROM THE AMETHYST AWAITED, The G. L. Weston, Sevenoaks; seriously wounded Lieuts. Nanking and grounded on Rose Island with heavy casualties, about 60 crew landed The The latter is Able Seaman (Radar) Donald Redman, Consort also came under heavy fire from field artillery, to which First Sea Lord, gave report of events which followed the firing on London: Ordy. Amethyst can be found in Youtube. A. Tobin, Birkenhead. HMS Concord was present at this time. Leading Stoker Mechanic Tony wounded, 21 seriously wounded, 42 wounded and one missing. Your web site carries a Roll of Honour for the crew of HMS Amethyst and they deserve prominence in our thoughts. The problem with this account is that the name of 1, 1949: HMS Amethyst F-116 seen from of this city owes them are beyond the measured expression of mere to be Jiangyin), Commander Officers. May, 1949. Consort, are John Brewer (17), boy seaman, son of Mrs. W. Whitehead, 13, 1949: HMS Amethyst passing through terms.— Reuter. silenced the opposition for bit and went up river to turn round and His Suez Canal en route home following the W. G. A very emotive group to a crew member who served in HMS LONDON when the ship attempted to rescue HMS AMETHYST during the Yangtse incident. After 17 wounded, one missing—49. Yangtze Incident. HMS Amethyst receives a great welcome on her return to Plymouth … Note the battle damage to the flag." approve the following awards: For outstanding courage and Black Swan, HMS A. Loving Fairford; A/C.P.O. and many made their way to Shanghai with Chinese help. HMS Amethyst receives a great welcome on her return to Plymouth Docks. This curse of a sinister doctrine falls on China, too.". to cross the Yangste near Kwayang, south-west of the strategic city 1949. lan Robertson, of Consort, was awarded the D.S.C. "The Press and Journal" Special Correspondent. Patrick J. Stowers (Portsmouth); P.O. Navy, Navy. O. Aubrey, Wimborne; S.B.A. man missing, Sto. H. Greening. Teleg. Church, Royal Naval Barracks. Ratings:—Killed—CP.O. Animals - Ships Cat 'Simon' Awarded the Dickin Medal. to British rights and interests in a civil war in which we have no Cambs); Ordinary Seaman Black Swan tried to close Amethyst but This escort and mourning parties were drawn from shipmates of the victims Attlee agreed with Brig. Continued from Hull Daily Mail - Friday 27 May 1949, page Navy Honours & Gallantry Award, RN Ordy. aircraft, so it is still not known artery for Communist captured Shanghai, and have moved to the mouth army. P. G. L. Cazaiet. 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