HMS Talybont (L 18)
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Le jour JPays créateur/utilisateur : Angleterre
Dénomination : L 18 - H.M.S. Talybont
Type: Escort Destroyer
Classe : Hunt (Type III)
Source: http://gb-navy-ww2.narod.ru/HTM-DE-hunt.html1:600 Hunt class, group 3. The bridge was modified and moved aft, the mast and funnel had no
rake, the quarterdeck gun removed, the searchlight moved onto the aft shelter deck, a twin 21"
torpedo tube amidships and a third 20mm AA on the aft shelter deck. Although little heavier than
the group 2, the shift in weight distribution needed 40 tons of permanent ballast to maintain stability
© Andrew Arthur
2 x 2 x 4" AA
1 x 4 x 2pdr pom-pom AA
2 x 1 x 40mm AA ( later ) in Belvoir, Easton, Haydon, Melbreak, Stevenstone & Talybont
3 x 1 x 20mm Oerlikon AA
1 x 2pdr 'bowchaser' in Bleasdale and Glaisdale
4 x DC mortars
3 x DC racks for 110 DC's
1 x 2 x 21" tubes
Equipage: 168 Membres
Commandant le jour J: Lt. Commander E. F. Baines
Quelques marins ayant servis dessus:
James Brain - 1943 and 1947.
Karel Citroen - 1943 and 1945.
Thomas O'connor - 1943 and 1946.
Leonard George Rowntree - 1943 and 1946.
John Sigrist - 1943 and 1946.
Stan Taylor - 1943 and 1947.
Kenneth Thomsett - 1942 and 1946.
Pour voir les caractéristiques en détails du navire: Hunt Class Destroyers
Bombardment Group (124.9) : Rear Admiral Carleton F. Bryant
On June 24, 1944, Commanding Officer, HMS Talybont, submitted a Report on the Assault Bombardment of June 6, 1944, to The Commander, Assault Force “O” USS Ancon:
At 05:30AM, HMS Talybont moved down the fire support channel to take up position to bombard targets 81 and 82, taking up a position at 038 Pointe du Hoc 2.7 m. between USS Saterlee and USS Thompson.
At 05:50AM, she opened fire, range 043. No pillboxes or machine gun emplacements could be seen and it was decided to cover the top of the cliff in the target area as thoroughly as possible.
At 06:00AM (approx), Ranger with ML 204 in company passed the ship.It was not realised at the time that they were heading for Raz-de-la-Percee instead of Pointe du Hoc.
At 06:15AM, she creased fire.
At 06:16AM, she opened fire on targets 76, 77 range 041.
At 06:30AM, she creased fire on targets 76, 77.At the time it was noticed that ML 204 and the Rangers had realised their mistake and were making for Pointe du Hoc parallel with the shore at a range of 005 to 010.
At 06:30AM, she re-opened fire on targets 81 and 82, range 038
At 06:40AM fire was opened on Rangers from the shore with two light machine guns. Three rear DUWKs were being fired on. 0640 ½ Fire was shifted to the cliff face and top in the vicinity of the guns which could not be seen. 0645 Closed range to 021. 0645 ½ Open fire 2-pdr. Pompom to implement 4” fire. Fire from the shore was spasmodic. Two DUKW’s were hit – one badly. Shortly afterwards a further 2 L.M.G.’s opened fire from the shore and another DUKW put out of action.
At 06:46AM, fire was maintained on the vicinity of targets 81,82 and the Rangers sustained 0700 No more casualties from these sources.
At 07:00AM, she ceased fire on targets 81, 82. Rangers were under small arms fire from Pointe du Hoc. USS Saterlee was giving close support and I decided not to interfere.
At 07:03AM, installations were seen to be standing in the area of targets, 76, 77.
A further fifteen salvos were fired which demolished or severely damaged the targets.
At 07:10AM, HMS Talybont withdrew from Fire Support Area, and joined the screen area.
Source: http://www.wertheimer.info/family/GRAMP ... 382bc.html
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Source: Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944 Par Joseph Balkoski
Source: http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/8591-d- ... of-battle/
Le HMS Talybont a ensuite rejoint la flotte de la Méditerranée basé à Malte. En Janvier 1947, il est gravement endommagé quand il heurte une épave à Haïfa; Réparé à Malte avant de retourner au Royaume-Uni pour être mis en réserve à Portsmouth. Le navire est resté en réserve jusqu'au moment où il est placé sur la liste d'élimination en 1961 après une utilisation à Rosyth pour la formation d'artificiers. Vendu à BISCO pour déconstruction par les industries de démolition de navires. Sa valeur à la casse était de 19,950 £
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