Hello from Sandy Stafford

sandystafford
24th December 2006, 22:33
Hi I,m Sandy Stafford, My Dad was one of the survivors from the Stonepool sunk on 11th september 1941. Dad served in the Merchant Navy during ww2 and later His name was Ronald [Ronny] Stafford He was a chef does anyone remember him?

Gulpers
24th December 2006, 22:41
Sandy,

A warm welcome to the site from Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership.
Hopefully someone will be able to help you with your query but, in the meantime, have a good look around the site.
Good luck.(Thumb)

thunderd
24th December 2006, 23:05
Sandy welcome to the site and good luck on your search for anyone who remembers your dad.

billyboy
25th December 2006, 10:50
welcome aboard Sandy. enjoy all this great site has to offer. almost sure one of our members will be able to help you with your quest. may have to wait a bit because of the holiday.

Hugh Ferguson
25th December 2006, 12:59
The STONEPOOL had two "brushes" with U.boats! The first was with U.42 and in this one they came off best. The U.42 had attacked with gunfire which was so effectively returned by the STONEPOOL gunners that the U.boat had to crash dive and later, when surfacing to recover her gunners from the sea, was attacked by H.M.S. ILEX & H.M.S. IMOGEN, and sunk.
Sadly, the second event was a disaster. In convoy SC-42 on the 11th Sept. 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Farewell. The master
Albert White, 33 crew members and 8 gunners were lost. Six crew and one gunner were rescued by H.M.C.S. KENOGAMI and landed at Loch Ewe.
Your father would have been one of them.

Hugh Ferguson
25th December 2006, 14:34
The STONEPOOL had two "brushes" with U.boats! The first was with U.42 and in this one they came off best. The U.42 had attacked with gunfire which was so effectively returned by the STONEPOOL gunners that the U.boat had to crash dive and later, when surfacing to recover her gunners from the sea, was attacked by H.M.S. ILEX & H.M.S. IMOGEN, and sunk.
Sadly, the second event was a disaster. In convoy SC-42 on the 11th Sept. 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Farewell. The master
Albert White, 33 crew members and 8 gunners were lost. Six crew and one gunner were rescued by H.M.C.S. KENOGAMI and landed at Loch Ewe.
Your father would have been one of them.

As a foot-note; the U.boat assumed to have torpedoed the STONEPOOL was the U.207, commander Oblt. Fritz Meyer. On the same day, U.207 was attacked and sunk in the Denmark Strait by H.M.S. LEAMINGTON & H.M.S. VETERAN with the loss of all her crew, 41 men.

benjidog
26th December 2006, 00:14
Welcome to the site Sandy.

Good luck with your quest.

Regards,

Brian

gdynia
27th December 2006, 19:53
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage