D-Day Mine Clearance

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D-Day Mine Clearance

Post by gavmeister13 » 29 Apr 2003 10:56

Does anyone have any info on the ships that cleared the mines for D-Day?

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Post by Andy H » 29 Apr 2003 23:22

Are you looking for a specific vessel as there were sevearl flotilla's detailed to mine clearance prior and during DDay?

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Post by gavmeister13 » 01 May 2003 09:12

anything at all. i my grandad was on oe of them but i dont know which. its quite interesting and i know nothing at all so anything at all would be helpful

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Post by Aufklarung » 19 May 2003 01:46

Hi Gav
I've been away so forgive my late reply.
I know that the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla was the vanguard for the fleets heading to Utah and Omaha beaches. Some of the ship in that Flotilla were 16 Cdn Bangor class Minesweepers like HMCS Canso, Caraquet, Cowichan, Malpeque, Minas, Thunder, Vegreville and Wasaga. I'll try and scrounge you a link or two but if you have any specific info, it would help you in your search. See if you can come up with some more.
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Post by Andy H » 20 May 2003 23:22

Try your local library and see if theve got D-Day Then and Know Vol 1, edited by W.G.Ramsey and published by After the Battle, as this has a chapter devoted to Op.Neptune the Naval side of D-Day

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