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This page contains a collection of miscellaneous items of interest
which have some relevance to the history.
They are in no particular order.
1. HMS Barcock
1. HMS Barcock:
Yes, there was an HMS Barcock! I came across a reference to it somewhere
and found out that it was a Boom defence vessel of the Bar class from a
Web site about German U-boats, U-Boat.net,
about the U-Boat war 1939-1945. It was one of a number of defence ships
called Boom defence vessels;
HMS Barcock (Z 177)
Boom defence vessel of the Bar class
Launched: 3 Sep, 1941
From the Australian War memorial records;
Boom defence vessels are distinctive in appearance, with
long horns projecting beyond the bows
and rounded sterns to facilitate the handling of nets,
booms, buoys, cable and other impedimenta
necessary to provide a barrier to protect harbours from
raiding craft and submarines.
Bar-class boom defence vessels
768 tons 54.4 x 9.82 x 4.26 11.5 knots 1 x 3-inch gun
I don't have a picture of HMS Barcock, but here is one of one of her sister
HMS Barfoss. Bar-class boom defense vessel, sister ship of HMS Barcock.