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HMS Woodcock adopted by Slaugham Parish (2 of 2)
The Slaugham Archive
HMS Woodcock adopted by Slaugham Parish (2 of 2)

On the reverse of the photograph is written “H.M.S. Woodcock. Taken in Hong Kong harbour in the year of 1946”.
There is separate note which refers to Woodcock “When the group split up after a Russian convoy trip, and then D-Day, we were sent to the Far East being based at Hong Kong”. It was signed simply “H”, probably being “Harry” who featured in picture #2286.
He does not mention that the warship was also present in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the Japanese surrender.
With no more important tasks to fulfil, H.M.S. Woodcock was handed over to the British Iron and Steel Corporation for scrap on 27th November, 1955.
The Large Version shows a close up of the ship.
Select Open Document to read four newspaper cuttings from 1944 reporting on the many successes achieved by Woodcock and her fellow ships in the Group in the Battle of the Atlantic which lasted throughout WWII.

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