Hms Ashanti and Danny Lynch

Jaqueline Wynne
4th November 2012, 10:14
I posted a message sometime last week about my riend Danny Lynch who served on the Ashanti during the Russian Convoys in world wsr 11 . I don't know where to look to see if there are any replies can anyone help?

Pompeyfan
4th November 2012, 10:38
I posted a message sometime last week about my riend Danny Lynch who served on the Ashanti during the Russian Convoys in world wsr 11 . I don't know where to look to see if there are any replies can anyone help?

Jaqueline

There are two threads for HMS Ashanti, one in Ship Research under Ashanti see https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=5685 and HMS Ashanti under Navies see https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=548

It would appear you have already found both. In the Ashanti thread you made a double post. I have removed one, but any further questions please ask.

In the meantime. on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard.

Union Jack
4th November 2012, 11:05
Jaqueline (if I may)

Further to Pompeyfan's helpful post above, I hope that you will also find it helpful to know that the HMS ASHANTI in which you are interested is actually appears to be this one http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-10DD-34Tribal-Ashanti.htm and http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/4230.html , and not the coaster ASHANTI in the thread entitled simply "ASHANTI" or the one entitled "HMS ASHANTI".

The former concerns a coaster, sadly lost very close to home in the aftermath of D-Day in June 1944, whilst the latter was the post war Tribal Class frigate (F117) and a successor to your ASHANTI.

If you look at the links, you will find both photographs of your ASHANTI and a very interesting account of her peacetime and wartime exploits, all of which I very much hope will be of interest to you and your friends "Dangerous" Dan and Sylvia.

Additionally, now that you know which ASHANTI is concerned, you should be able to indulge in a very useful shoogle with Google. I particularly liked the quote regarding the visit to Takoradi, namely "When the ship was open for visitors, the local witchdoctors presented emblems of good fortunes to her and placed symbols of valour and survival upon the destroyer."!

Good hunting and good wishes, both to you and Dan and Sylvia.

Jack

PS Perhaps Pompeyfan may be kind enough to bring all the relevant posts into this thread

Jaqueline Wynne
4th November 2012, 11:13
Thank you so much Jack. this will keep him quiet for ages!!! :-)

Union Jack
4th November 2012, 11:34
It's a pleasure! In the meantime - and to keep Dan even quieter! - you might also like to go a-googling for "Arctic convoy veterans", since you will find several relevant threads, especially about "the medal", both on SN and further afield.

Jack