H.M.S. Tarantula - St Peter & St Paul - Oxton, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 53° 03.367 W 001° 03.686
30U E 629921 N 5880269
Quick Description: A white ensign with associated shield shaped plaque in St Peter & St Paul's church, Oxton, dedicated to H.M.S. Tarantula for operations in Mesopotamia, 1917.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/9/2019 12:46:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM113F6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
A white ensign with associated shield shaped plaque in St Peter & St Paul's church, Oxton, dedicated to H.M.S. Tarantula for operations in Mesopotamia, 1917.

The shield reads -
THIS ENSIGN
WAS FLOWN BY
H.M.S. TARANTULA
COMMANDER HENRY SHERBROOKE D.S.O., R.N.
DURING OPERATIONS IN MESOPOTAMIA IN 1917
RESULTING IN THE CAPTURE OF
BAGHDAD
AND THE EXPULSION OF THE TURKS
AND GERMANS
FROM THE COUNTRY


"HMS Tarantula was an Insect-class gunboat of the Royal Navy.

Operational history -

In 1916 she along with three other gunboats was towed out to join the Royal Navy's Tigris flotilla and under the command of H.G. Sherbrooke successfully participated in a series of engagements en route to Baghdad. After the ending of the first war she was towed to China and joined the China Station. Around 1940 she went from Singapore to Trincomalee, Ceylon, where as a result of disrepair she served as offices. It was in this capacity that in 1944, she served briefly as Admiral Bruce Fraser's flagship of the British Pacific Fleet. She was sunk as a gunnery target in the Bay of Bengal off Trincomalee by the destroyers HMS Carron and HMS Carysfort on 1 May 1946."

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Mesopotamian (Iraq) campaign, 1914-1918 - (visit link)
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