Convoy Will Scatter: The Full Story of Jervis Bay and Convoy HX84

Convoy Will Scatter The Full Story of Jervis Bay and Convoy HX On November the eastbound convoy HX of thirty seven merchant ships escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay was attacked in mid Atlantic by the German pocket battleship Admiral

  • Title: Convoy Will Scatter: The Full Story of Jervis Bay and Convoy HX84
  • Author: Bernard Edwards
  • ISBN: 9781781593769
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On 5 November 1940 the eastbound convoy HX 84 of thirty seven merchant ships, escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay was attacked in mid Atlantic by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer The Jervis Bay, commanded by Captain Edward Fegen, charged at the enemy Hopelessly outgunned, she was blown out of the water by the Scheer s 11 inch guns.Meanwhile,On 5 November 1940 the eastbound convoy HX 84 of thirty seven merchant ships, escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay was attacked in mid Atlantic by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer The Jervis Bay, commanded by Captain Edward Fegen, charged at the enemy Hopelessly outgunned, she was blown out of the water by the Scheer s 11 inch guns.Meanwhile, led by HX 84 s commodore ship, the Cardiff tramp Cornish City, the merchantmen scattered under the cover of a smoke screen, were picked off one by one by the radar equipped Admiral Scheer.Captain Hugh Pettigrew, commanding the highly armed Canadian Pacific cargo liner Beaverford, began a desperate game of hide and seek with the Scheer, which continued until Beaverford was sunk with no survivors Thanks to this sacrifice, incredibly, only four other merchantmen were sunk.Later the neutral flag Swedish freighter Stureholm, commanded by Captain Olander, picked up survivors from the Jervis Bay Without this brave and dangerous gesture no one would have lived to tell the tale of the death throes of the Jervis Bay, whose Captain was awarded the VC.Sadly, the history books only mention the Beaverford and the Stureholm in passing This thrilling book puts the record straight.

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    1. I as a teenager in the 1980s I am the last generation to have been taught by men who had fought in the Second World War. I remember one teacher in particular who was a tall upright man, well spoken and well educated, who had spent his war years in the Royal Navy as an officer. He would tell us about his time on the Atlantic Convoys and the fear of being attacked, while there was also the exhilaration of the hunt and destruction of U-Boats. He also introduced me to a book that I still read to rem [...]


    2. I have read bits and pieces of the heroic stand of the HMS Jervis Bay againt the Admiral Scheer through the years so was really glad to be able to read this book so I could get the full story. The author does a great job at telling the story and in great detail as well, and covers the lead up to the battle, the battle and the aftermath very well. In the end I think Convoy HX84 was saved by a combination of the HMS Jervis Bay and the SS Beaverford. The Jervis Bay gave them the opportunity to scat [...]


    3. I have read of the Jervis Bay often since I was 9 years old. Next well known to me in that convoy, the San Demetrio. She was a tanker that was the subject of a film made in WW2 which I saw during that war. It has been on TV a good many times since. (UK). Just bought the DVD! Search ! I think the author's main point is to highlight the sacrifice of the Beaverford, which was unknown to the public at the time. He also brings attention to the fine seamanship displayed by the Master and crew of the n [...]


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