HMS Glengyle

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Reference WMO/272209

Address:

Senhouse Street

in the first floor gallery

Maryport

CA15 6AB

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Firstly there is a wooden war honours board (620mm high x 1030mm wide x 20mm), secondly there is a Brass Plaque on wooden backboard giving full details of the wartime career of the ship.
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HONOURS BOARD-GLENGYLE Column 1 BARDIA APRIL 1941 RAPHINA MAY 1941 LITANI RIVER JUNE 1941 ORAN NOV 1942 SALERNO SEPT 1943 Column 2 RAPHITIS MAY 1941 SPHAKIA MAY 1941 DIEPPE AUG 1942 PACHINO JUL 1943 ANZIO JAN 1944 HISTORY PLAQUE- GLENGYLE/WORLD WAR/1939-1945/ 1940 CONVERTED AND COMMISSIONED AS INFANTRY LANDING SHIP/ FEBRUARY 1941-FORMED PART OF FORCE ‘Z’ AND PROCEEDED TO MEDITTERANEAN/CARRYING OUT A RAID ON BARDIA IN APRIL AND LATER THE SAME MONTH TAKING/PART IN OPERATION ‘DEMON’-THE EVACUATION OF GREECE/MAY-LANDED A BATTALION OF TROOPS IN CRETE AND LATER TOOK PART IN THE/EVACUATION-JUNE-OPERATION ESCORTER-LANDED TROOPS IN SYRIA/JANUARY 1942-FORMED PART OF CONVOY MF2 FOR THE RELIEF OF MALTA/AND OF CONVOY ME9 MALTA TO ALEXANDRIA-RETURNING TO THE UNITED-/KINGDOM IN APRIL-NOVEMBER OPERATION ‘TORCH’-THE INVASION OF NORTH/AFRICA/JULY 1943-OPERATION ‘HUSKY’THE INVASION OF SICILY-IN THE SAME MONTH-/FORMED PART OF CONVOY MEF 36 FROM MALTS TO EGYPT FLYING BROAD/PENNANT OF COMMODORE OF THE CONVOY/AUGUST-SEPTEMBER-OPERATIONAL VOYAGES BETWEEN EGYPT, TRIPOLI, ALGIERS/AND MALTA ON OCTOBER 7TH HOISTED FLAG OF NAVAL COMMANDER FORCE ‘A’/PROCEEDING TO BOMBAY IN CONVOY-DECEMBER-FORMED PART OF FORCE ‘G’ AND/RETURNED TO THE MEDITTERANEAN/JANUARY 1944-TOOK PART IN OPERATION ‘SHINGLE’-THE LANDING AT ANZIO/MAY-TRANSPORTED UNITS TO CORSICA/JUNE 1944-APRIL 1945/REFITTING AT LIVERPOOL/JULY-SAILED FOR INDIA VIA THE MEDITERRANEAN-AND IN AUGUST TOOK PART/IN OPERATION ‘ARMOUR’-THE TRANSPORT OF NO. 13 COMMANDO BRIGADE/AND NO. 132 SPITFIRE SQUADRON TO HONG KONG/SEPTEMBER-EVACUATED 600 INTERNED BRITISH FROM HONG KONG TO MADRAS

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