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01-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Does anyone have any information about the WW2 Royal Navy Sea Transport Service and HMS Orlando (Clyde) and HMS Stag (Port Said/Suez)?
I believe there was a Sea Transport Association formed after the war.

01-04-2008, 11:37 AM
I believe the Sea Transport Department came under the Board of Trade (BT), you should find some records relating to it at The National Archives (TNA) at Kew - I think in document class BT235. Try using their online catalogue (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/default.asp)to see what they have available.

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) has a large collection of historic photographs (http://www.nmm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/empower?DB=ShipsPlansAndPhotos) - you can search their catalogue online - you might strike lucky and find that they have a photo.

I don't know of a Sea Transport Association, but if you look at the back of a copy of the Navy List, you'll find various bodies listed which were connected with the RN or gave charitable assistance - this might be included.

Matthew Fowler
30-08-2008, 1:55 PM
Port Said
HMS St. Angelo (08.1939)
HMS Stag (08.1942) - (12.1943)
Naval Liaison Officer, Port Said
23.05.1933 - (08.1939)
Cdr. H.A. Simpson, RN (retd)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Port Said
06.02.1940 - (1942)
Capt. W.B. Hynes, RN (retd)
20.03.1942 - (08.1942)
Capt. H.L.I. Kirkpatrick, RN (retd)
12.1942 - (12.1943)
Capt. E.H. Wace, RN (retd)
? - (1942)
Paym.Cdr. T.P.G. Bennett, RN
18.05.1942 - (12.1943)
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. R.H. Cass, RNVR
HMS Stag 06.02.1940 - (02.1941)
Senior British Naval Officer, Suez Canal Area
14.12.1939 - (02.1941) [assumed command 07.01.1940]
V.Adm. Sir J.M. Pipon, RN
Chief Staff Officer
06.02.1940 - (02.1941)
A/Capt. H.A. Simpson, RN (retd)
06.02.1940 - (02.1941)
Paym.Cdr. G.W. Best, RN

HMS Stag (08.1942) - (12.1943)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Palestinian Ports
06.02.1940 - (12.1943)
Capt. G.O. Lydekker, RN (retd)
06.02.1940 - (1942)
Paym.Lt. J. Hopkins, RN
03.04.1942 - (12.1943)
Paym.Midsh. G.C. David, RN