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Voltigeur 10-03-17 12:03 AM

HMS Calpe
I decided to include HMS Calpe in the Canadian section because of the role played by this ship in the Dieppe operation.

© IWM (FL 7411)
Royal Navy destroyer HMS CALPE underway, probably shortly after her commissioning.

Channel and North Sea duties in continuation.
Nominated for escort and support of planned amphibious operation.
June 1944 (Operation JUBILEE)

July 1944 Converted for use as HQ and Fighter Direction Ship in Dieppe Raid.

August 1944 Took part in JUBILEE preparatory exercises
18th, Embarked Military Force Contenders and acted as Command Ship.
to (See Naval Staff History and THE WATERY MAZE by B Fergusson.)
21st. Under heavy air attacks and fired on by shore batteries.
Sustained some damages.
Escorted surviving Landing Craft to Portsmouth on completion.

edstorey 10-03-17 12:14 PM

I always thought Op JUBILEE was in 1942....

jean-paul Vermersch 10-03-17 02:48 PM

Hello Jo,
Faute de frappe?
Le débarquement avorté sur Dieppe s'est déroulé le 19 juillet 1942.
Par contre le HMS Calpe en faisait bien partie!

The abortive landing on Dieppe took place on July 19, 1942.
On the other hand the HMS Calpe was one of them!

Nice day in Québec.


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