November 22 (Weds) 1944, Glasgow, Scotland

Just after 1400, weighed anchor & escorted by two tugs, proceeded up stream through fog to Berth 31, Princes Dock, Glasgow. Several ships coming down stream included HMS Arethusa, light cruiser and the hospital ship [HMHS] “Letitia”.

“Paravanes out!” is piped as a ship enters a mined area. The paravanes are hoisted out by the paravane derricks, then lowered into the sea. HMS Rodney, 1940. Image copr. IWM A2141, source:

While under way, the Red watch exercised “Out Paravanes“. This proved a most instructive shambles.

The ship was brought alongside just after 1800 by two tugs, which seemed quite efficient.


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