3rd February 2010, 21:28
HMS Sluna was an Isles class minewsweeping trawler built in 1941. All the Isles class were named after islands/islets around Great Britain. However, I cannot find an island/islet named Sluna anywhere. Can anybody identify the piece of geography HMS Sluna was named for? Its driving me nuts.
3rd February 2010, 21:39
Welcome aboard from northern England, Bob.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.
3rd February 2010, 21:55
Shuna is a Scottish Island. Did someone make a rare error and wrote an L instead of the H? It's a possible short story!
3rd February 2010, 23:01
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer
4th February 2010, 09:55
Welcome Bob to this great site
4th February 2010, 12:24
Greetings Bob and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
5th February 2010, 00:29
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.
17th February 2010, 21:15
To all the good folks who welcomed me into SN, I give my heartfelt thanks. It seems we have a great bunch of people involved.
To Greybeard,I have also heard from Eriksay and Lancastrian regarding HMS Sluna and the consensus of the four of us is that a typographical error in the communication to Cochrane changed Shuna to Sluna. Whatever the situation, HMS Sluna made an honorable contribution to the Allied cause. Bob
22nd February 2010, 10:05
Good Morning Bob,
Just for info, there is a Ships' Bell in the dining room at my kids School and it is marked HMT SLUNA.