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H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa crewlist
« Last post by Bill Errington on February 07, 2004, 08:15:39 PM »
Sorry I do not have a list but my father Norman Errington was a Stoker on board the day it sank. He never liked to speak of the event as he lost so many of his friends. My father passed away 24/02/2003.
H.M.S. Curacoa / H.M.S. Curacoa crewlist
« Last post by Anthony Houston on January 12, 2004, 10:47:15 PM »
My uncle, William Houston, was lost on this ship - anyone got a list of crew on board that day?
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Pamela Ward on April 13, 2007, 04:02:53 PM »
My father, Able Seaman Ernest Ward, served on HMS Curacoa and was one of the survivors. After 2 hours in the water he was picked up by a local fishing boat and taken to Derry. My sympathies go to all of you who lost relatives and loved ones.

I am a professional singer and have recently recorded a song about this incident called "Sail On By" for a new CD album. It is dedicated to all the memory of HMS Curacoa and all those who served on her. My way of trying to help ensure that the tragedy is not forgotten. If anyone connected with this incident would like a CD then please contact me and I will send one free of charge. My website is
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Cathryn Kiff on March 17, 2004, 06:34:18 PM »
I don't know anyone who survived, but I lost a relative on board too, Albert Tilley.
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Len Chester on February 13, 2004, 05:49:56 PM »
I served as Royal Marine Boy Bugler aboard HMS Iron Duke 1939-1942, Commander Boutwood was then acting Captain
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Patrick Anderson on January 12, 2004, 05:01:08 PM »
There is another book on the Sinking of the Curacoa and its called SCOTTISH DISASTERS by DONALD M FRASER, published by MERCAT PRESS . (james Thin Publishers) 53 SOUTH BRIDGE, EDINBURGH EH 1 1 YS They have a web site
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Keith Fraser on December 21, 2003, 06:57:39 PM »
My Grandfather was on HMS Curacoa, when sunk in 1942 Fraser Francis Robert Marine ch/23185 Looking to contact any other relatives in Chatham who had loved ones on ship. My brother and I would like to reach any thing to do with this disaster, I am reading book called Queen Mary & the Cruiser do known any other books which we can read regards Keith Robert Fraser
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Roy Fraser on December 14, 2003, 11:28:52 PM »
My Grandfather francis robert fraser was on this ship when she was sunk. She was a aa cruiser & was sunk due to a collision with HMS Queen Mary on the 2nd of October 1942.
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Malcolm Macdonald on October 15, 2003, 05:15:57 PM »
Yes AB Donald Maciver RN(HO)(C/JX 259465) of 2 Newvalley, Isle of Lewis was a lookout on the Air Defence Platform when the ship was sunk. He was washed up on Rhum and in 1947 was re-interred at Sandwick (Old) Cametery outside Stornoway. A full list of casualties is given in the book. There is an HMS Curacoa Association which had photographs of most, if not all, the graves.
H.M.S. Curacoa / Re: H.M.S. Curacoa
« Last post by Valerie Pearce on September 21, 2003, 01:27:04 AM »
My grandfather was also killed in this incident his surname was Tadman he had two daughters and two sons
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