Note: The TO and FROM columns in the original version of this this report are switched throughout the report.  For example, at Convoy time 2228 NORTHERN SPRAY informed TAY that a straggler was torpedoed and at Convoy time 2238 TAY ordered LOOSESTRIFE to proceed astern and assist. 

 
 
     
 
APPENDIX F
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5.
     
 
4th May, 1943.
 
          Convoy time                Note - Smell means S/M by H/F D/F bears . . . . . . . .
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
2228
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY Straggler torpedoed.
31
  TAY VIDETTE Submarine 233.1 = 2225.
38
  LOOSESTRIFE TAY Proceed astern and assist NORTHERN SPRAY with straggler = 2230.
42
  GROUP (R) OFFA, ORIBI TAY Positions in NE4  TAY H, SNOWFLAKE R, VIDETTE D, SUNFLOWER N = 2235.
45
  LOOSESTRIFE TAY Hunt with NORTHERN SPRAY 8 o'clock 5 = 2242
47
  TAY VIDETTE ZJJ
50
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY INT.
54
  GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Position of submarine
        2 on starboard beam.
      1 on port bow.
      1 on port beam = 2220.
2300
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY Ship sunk have swept area without result apparently no survivors = 2250
01
  TAY SNOWFLAKE 2 white rockets 270°
04
  TAY VIDETTE ZK1  325-4000.
05
  TAY COMMODORE No. 13 Broken Axle.
  COMMODORE TAY Have you any idea which side.
11
  LOOSESTRIFE TAY Rejoin = 2313.
15
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Hearse 8 o'clock 5 = 0110.
15-1/2
  TAY SNOWFLAKE T port.
19
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY Save 81 & 13 = 2319.
24
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 215 = 0120Z.
28
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Hearse dived 730-6-H1.
35
  TAY VIDETTE H1.
36
  VIDETTE TAY Indicate position 233 8-
37
  TAY SNOWFLAKE ZCT    0134
41
  TAY VIDETTE U2336 - 340ZZ8 = 2335
45
  TAY OFFA Covering convoy from 12 to 3 o'clock = 0140
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 2
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
4th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
2350
  VIDETTE TAY Rejoin = 2350
55
  BUICK TAY Lie in S     2355
       
   
5th May, 1943
 
0002
  TAY VIDETTE Am rejoining from 010°-7 = 2355
06
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE CX = 0202
09
  GROUP  OFFA, ORIBI TAY Smell 038 = 0009
13
  TAY  LOOSESTRIFE SNOWFLAKE CX            = 0204
16
  TAY SUNFLOWER FL Q H1   = 0015
36
  TAY SUNFLOWER ZCT          = 0034
49
  GROUP OFFA ORIBI FL B
0110
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY 11 survivors from No. 34 trying to find No. 13 and 81 = 0105
11
  TAY VIDETTE In position D      = 0107
16
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY Can you explain flash.
18
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY Cannot explain flash.
20
  OFFA TAY Request you cover the front of convoy as close screen = 0115
24
  GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Can anyone explain flash at 0100 = 0120
24
  TAY OFFA Flash seen but cannot explain.
26
  TAY VIDETTE Flash sighted  BG 830 no explanation
26
  TAY SNOWFLAKE J   9 o'clock 6
42
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Chasing sub unable to overtake.
43
  OFFA TAY Request destroyer assist SNOWFLAKE.
47
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE My Pos.  120ZZ9 = 0345.
54
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE R U joining me.
56
  OFFA, ORIBI SNOWFLAKE Sub 1/2 mile ahead of me.
0202
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY                                        = 0202
03
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE Sub crash dived H1
09
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE NO  H1
14
  TAY SNOWFLAKE 170-14-H1
17
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE Have dropped flare
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 3
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
0222
  GROUP ORIBI, OFFA TAY Smell 138.
24
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY 13 and 81 were torpedoed bearing approx 210 10 miles from pos of 34 being torpedoed = 0215
32
  SNOWFLAKE TAY If not in contact resume station = 0230
33
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE 175 -9.
36
  LOOSESTRIFE TAY Lie in R     0235
40
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE 075-11
43
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE 060-4
49
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE In pos. R = 0445Z.
57
  TAY ORIBI Have attacked with D.C.'s = 0446
59
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE 150-10
0306
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE 105-15
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE J250
12
  GROUP ETC. TAY Smell 150  = 0311
13
  ORIBI SNOWFLAKE 250-3
17
  GROUP ETC. TAY Rotten half Raspberry = 0317
22
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE FL Q -H1 = 0518Z
32
  GROUP TAY FL Q -H1 = 0528
41
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY INT.
45
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE ZCT = 0540
48
  TAY NOTHERN SPRAY Picking up survivors from 13 & 81, 81 still afloat = 0340
52
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Request permission to save = 0346
53
  LOOSESTRIFE TAY U 0345  Yes.
57
  LOOSESTRIFE TAY What is number of ship = 0357
0402
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY Report if 81 is salvageable = 0355
07
  TAY ORIBI Have lost contact rejoining = 0546Z
30
  GROUP  OFFA, ORIBI TAY Day stations VIDETTE C, SUNFLOWER M, SNOWFLAKE P, LOOSESTRIFE F, TAY A, NORTHERN SPRAY S.  Request OFFA remain in A until LOOSESTRIFE reforms = 0400
42
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY U 0355  In opinion of Master Not salvageable water up to level of poop = 0418.
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 4
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
0445
  TAY OFFA Weather appears suitable for oiling from BRITISH LADY I think she still has 100 tons which is 2 days steaming.  Would U prefer VIDETTE, ORIBI or OFFA to get this oil and remain with you = 050620.
0515
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY If C.B.'s have been destroyed rejoin, if not sink before rejoining = 0500.
0555
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE U 0357 No. 33's back broken completely sinking 43 survivors also 29 survivors from No. 11 = 0350
0654
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 139 - 160ZZ5 = 0844Z
0707
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 065 - 160ZZ5 = 0851Z
0710
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 065 - 160ZZ5 = 0905Z
0753
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 150 - 160ZZ8 = 0950Z.
0756
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 230 - 160ZZ9 = 0952Z
0815
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 305 - 160ZZ8 = 1009Z
0846
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 073 = 160ZZ11 = 1039Z
0902
  OFFA ORIBI Hearse on surface 170.7 = 1057Z
06
  OFFA ORIBI My pos. 150ZZ11  1058
16
  OFFA ORIBI Submarine dived 6 miles ahead = 1107Z
20
  OFFA ORIBI Submarine on surface 6 miles = 1110Z
22
  OFFA ORIBI Third sub sighted on surface 145° 6 to 7 miles = 1112Z
47
  OFFA ORIBI 010 - 152ZZ19 = 1141Z
58
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Have dropped D.C.'s on contact = 1151Z
1014
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE FL Q = 1210
17
  TAY SUNFLOWER FL Q
20
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Non sub = 1227Z
37
  GROUP TAY Smell 054
43
  GROUP TAY Rotten Artichoke = 1043
46
  GROUP COMMODORE Emergency green 2.
48
  COMMODORE TAY Ship torpedoed St. side
  TAY SUNFLOWER H1
1053
  TAY SUNFLOWER Am sweeping aft of column 1 and 2 = 1046
54
  TAY SUNFLOWER Doubtful contact = 1054
1101
  GROUP TAY 18 blue = 1101
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 5
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
1105
  TAY SUNFLOWER Am sweeping round wreck  1102
14
  GROUP TAY ZCS  Sunflower save   1114
 
25
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY INT
27
  TAY SUNFLOWER RN2   1121
31
  SNOWFLAKE TAY Screen SUNFLOWER
32
  SUNFLOWER TAY Have you finished saving pedestrians.
34
  TAY SUNFLOWER U1132.  No.  Had to send boat back for pedestrians.  1133
35
  TAY SUNFLOWER 10" out of action   1125
36
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY 35 miles astern of convoy  1127
39
  ORIBI OFFA INT    1335Z
41
  SUNFLOWER TAY Report if C.B.'s were destroyed and possibility of salvage  1138
45
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY Report if all ships have sunk.  No. of survivors onboard and which ships they are from.  1140
1155
  TAY SUNFLOWER No possibility of salvaging in master's opinion.  C.B.'s destroyed.  Request permission to sink    1150
1207
  SUNFLOWER TAY U1150  Not approved rejoin convoy at best speed  = 1203
24
  TAY NORTHERN SPRAY All ships sunk except No. 81, 11 survivors from No. 34, 44 from 81, 38 from 13, 50 from No. 22 = 1205
58
  SUNFLOWER TAY Request Name, No. and No. of survivors = 1250
1314
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 307     1507Z
19
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI M150Z bearing unreliable owing to proximity of tanker = 1512Z
22
  TAY SUNFLOWER No. 21 Colius 66 out of 70 survivors = 1310
37
  TAY SUNFLOWER Request flag at half mast until 1405 for Dems rating who died in boat.
  SUNFLOWER TAY Approved.
1341
  TAY PINK Sorry Broken Axle   1530Z
44
  TAY VIDETTE FL Q   1344
1401
  TAY PINK Ship torpedoed.  Request U will send 1 escort to assist PC&S 5447  4411 240  8 = 1538Z.
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 6
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
1416
  NORTHERN SPRAY TAY Proceed forthwith to St. John's, N.F. thru 47 00N to avoid ice = 1600Z
23
  PINK TAY U1535Z Sorry cannot be done am best with U-Boats here = 1604Z
31
  TAY VIDETTE Lost contact echo doubtful  Am rejoining = 1430
32
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 212  = 1625Z
  GROUP TAY Rejoining = 1434
38
  TAY OFFA PL Q  ST
40
  TAY OFFA NO
42
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 045 = 1636Z
50
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 195 - 1646Z
58
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 207 = 1653
59
  OFFA TAY Smell 198 - 1457
1600
    ORIBI Smell 343 = 1759Z
58
  TAY PINK R U keeping B.N.'s = 1850Z
1700
  PINK TAY U 1850   No.
19
  A/C TAY Viper etc.
45
  GROUP TAY Rotten Artichoke = 1745
48
  OFFA TAY Please do observant I will do Artichoke 1748
50
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE FL Q = 1749
  ORIBI OFFA Carry out observance round wreck
53
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 020 = 1949
54
  A/C TAY Mamba 020
56
  GROUP TAY Smell 123 = 1952Z
1805
  GROUP VIDETTE Blue 210 = 1801
16
  COMMODORE TAY Torpedo or smoke
20
  TAY COMMODORE Nothing here
21
  GROUP VIDETTE 6 blue = 1818
23
  TAY A/C Your Mamba   Nil seen
24
  A/C TAY Viper
31
  GROUP VIDETTE 3 blue = 1827
33
  TAY COMMODORE Suggest resume original course  1830
34
  TAY A/C More survivors in boat I am circling.
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 7
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
1838   COMMODORE TAY Your 1830   Agree
    TAY A/C Don't want to go but have to.
39   A/C TAY Thank you for your help.
40   GROUP TAY RN1                 1840
43   GROUP TAY Smell 181         2000
    GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Rejoin convoy   1845
44   GROUP TAY Resume original stns. 1846
50   GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Smell 156  2046Z
    GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Smell 121  2053Z
1902   GROUP TAY 222 Line 1
09   OFFA TAY Am having trouble here a lot of wounded men onboard 1900
17   GROUP ORIBI, OFFA TAY Smell 123  1917
20   GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY ZCT 330 10  1920
21   TAY ORIBI 222 Line 1
59   GROUP ORIBI, OFFA TAY Smell 029  1953
2000   COMMODORE TAY What is your course 1931
09   TAY COMMODORE CO of convoy 202 until 2004 23 hours
13   TAY PINK Request your PC&S 2210
34   TAY OFFA Am rejoining  2219Z
37   GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY H/F D/F indicates U-boat on Port bow  2034
39   GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Smell 330  2235
46   TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 185.000ZZ11  2226Z
48   TAY SUNFLOWER J150-4    2047
52   TAY SUNFLOWER H1
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 8
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
54th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
2100
  PINK TAY My PC&S at 2200Z 53 05N  44 46W 172 7-1/4 knots  Altering to 186 at 0930Z  2030
05
  TAY SUNFLOWER Sighted U-boat on surface 2103
08
  COMMODORE TAY Emergency turn to starboard
10
  TAY SUNFLOWER Torpedo passed underneath estimate 3 subs in vicinity   2100
12
  TAY VIDETTE ZK1.210   4500
14
  SNOWFLAKE TAY CM SUNFLOWER   = 2114
16
  SUNFLOWER TAY INT
17
  TAY SUNFLOWER ZCT
18
  TAY SUNFLOWER Have broken off chase fired 2 H.E.'s could not gain  2112
20
  OFFA TAY My PC&S at 2300Z   180 wrecks 202° 7-1/2  = 2105
20
  VIDETTE TAY INT  = 2117
21
  SUNFLOWER TAY Confirm there were three subs = 2121
22
  TAY SUNFLOWER Hearse confirmed = 2121
23
  TAY SNOWFLAKE ZCT
23
  TAY VIDETTE U 2117 still chasing 2120
25
  TAY SUNFLOWER Dropped pattern on 1 contact chased sub as surface, escaped 2 torpedoes estimate 3 subs in vicinity = 2118
26
  TAY SNOWFLAKE J 9 o'clock 5
  TAY SUNFLOWER SK1-330  3000     = 2125
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Chasing sub 180
30
  TAY SUNFLOWER H1  = 2129
31
  TAY VIDETTE H1
32
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE J330     2329
33
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Course now 100
34
  COMMODORE TAY Resume course
35
  TAY VIDETTE H1
  TAY VIDETTE Crash dived dropping gear wheels  2132
36
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Sub crash dived chasing 2nd sub
  TAY VIDETTE Chasing 2 subs on surface
37
  TAY VIDETTE H1
  TAY ORIBI Smell 134.100ZZ4    2337
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 9
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
2138
  TAY VIDETTE Dropped D/C's on 2 subs.
39
  TAY SNOWFLAKE 2nd sub dived H1   2334
40
  TAY VIDETTE Am investigating RD/F contact 190 4000 - 5000 yds.
41
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Chasing sub ahead    2336
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE H1
43
  OFFA TAY Request U assist VIDETTE & SNOWFLAKE chasing subs on pt & st sides   2140
  ORIBI OFFA Comply with TAY's 2140
2150
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Hearse dived 9 o'clock 8
52
  GROUP TAY Any ship not in contact ZCS
    VIDETTE Gave sub headache am rejoining
    SNOWFLAKE                                               = 2347
    LOOSESTRIFE ZCT
55
    TAY                                               = 2349
57
  TAY VIDETTE INT  ET Convoy                    = 2152
58
  VIDETTE TAY ET Convoy 202            2158
  OFFA, ORIBI EG3 Take last nights N stns.
    LOOSESTRIFE J 180 - 4     2356
2205
    LOOSESTRIFE Cancel my 2356Z
2209
  GROUP TAY TAY in Apples
12
  GROUP TAY Take up stations as last night 2210
14
    ORIBI FL Q - Port
24
  TAY SUNFLOWER E2                                2223
31
  TAY SNOWFLAKE In stations
32
  SUNFLOWER TAY Indicate your position    2225
33
  TAY SUNFLOWER H1
  GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY RM2                             2233
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 10
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
2235
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE J4OC  - 5                           0032Z
  TAY SUNFLOWER No   E1
38
  GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY RM1                                   2238
40
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Chasing S/M                       0036
44
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER Estimate you bear from 2240 me 265° 3000
45
  TAY SUNFLOWER ZCT                                    2244
53
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 073.214ZZ4               0045Z
54
  COMMODORE TAY What is your course              2245
51
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE S/M dived gave him a pattern, observed to break surface and explode.    0040Z
58
  TAY VIDETTE In position
59
  TAY SUNFLOWER ZK1  Tonite
2300
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 041 213ZZ5                0050Z
    SUNFLOWER H1
03
  TAY COMMODORE Course 23 hours 186°           2258
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI Smell 100                              0058Z
2306
  TAY SUNFLOWER S/M on surface                      2304
08
  OFFA TAY Request you assist, pt. side
10
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE In position                              0103Z
11
  ORIBI OFFA Assist Port side
15
  ORIBI SUNFLOWER ZCT                                       2314
16
  GROUP OFFA, ORIBI TAY Smell 101                               0110
17
  SUNFLOWER ORIBI Do you still require me
19
  ORIBI SUNFLOWER No.
22
  TAY SUNFLOWER Estimate several S/M's in 2322 vicinity of Pt. quarter of convoy.
23
  TAY VIDETTE SK1   3OC-4                  2314
25
  GROUP TAY Subs appear to be mustering again on port side = 2323
30
  TAY VIDETTE ZKF faded = 2326
34
  OFFA TAY Request ORIBI assist port qtr. as SNOWFLAKE has no D/C's    2335
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 11
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
5th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
38
  TAY VIDETTE Rejoining 2334
  ORIBI OFFA Comply with TAY 2333
45
  TAY SUNFLOWER CX 'N'   = 2344.
48
  TAY VIDETTE CX-2344
49
  TAY SNOWFLAKE 4 charges left.                   2344
50
  COMMODORE TAY What is your intention for midnight     2348
       
   
6th May, 1943.
 
0001
  TAY COMMODORE Course 156° as signalled    2351.
  GROUP TAY Convoy altered to 156°      0003
13
  TAY ORIBI Smell 343     0209Z
13
  GROUP TAY Smell 099 = 0209Z
18
  TAY ORIBI     "    343
20
  GROUP TAY     "    099 = 0209Z
28
  TAY SNOWFLAKE J 9 o'clock 5
29
  OFFA TAY In view of alteration of course request you cover port bow.  = 0025
33
  TAY VIDETTE 2K1 2 o'clock 5 = 2030
34
  GROUP TAY My A/S out of action listening watch only 0032
35
  TAY SNOWFLAKE Hearse dived HF 4
39
  TAY OFFA U 0025 will comply
45
  TAY SNOWFLAKE ZCT = 0247
46
  TAY VIDETTE Hearse dived = 0043
48
  TAY VIDETTE Igniting = 0045
50
  TAY VIDETTE H1       = 0047
51
  VIDETTE OFFA Report position
55
  ORIBI VIDETTE 315ZZ6 = 0050
58
  GROUP TAY Smell 098 = 0058
59
  TAY ORIBI HAVE RAMMED SUBMARINE.
0100
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Am chasing hearse     0259Z
07
  TAY SNOWFLAKE CX
08
  ORIBI TAY Interrogative.
09
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE EF
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 12
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
6th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
0109
  TAY VIDETTE ZCT               0105
12
  TAY ORIBI Main engine intact will account further later  0305Z
15
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE  
16
  TAY VIDETTE ZK1  2 o'clock 5   0113
17
  TAY OFFA J240  208ZZ6
18
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE  
20
  VIDETTE TAY Indicate position     0119
21
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE ZCT     0316Z
22
  TAY VIDETTE M 0113   OFFA rammed sub
  TAY VIDETTE ZCT
23
  TAY ORIBI Fore peak and lower central store flooded  0313Z
26
  TAY VIDETTE U0119  185ZZ6    0120Z
30
  TAY SUNFLOWER U bear 180     0128
35
  TAY SNOWFLAKE J 8 o'clock 5
37
  GROUP OFFA S/M dived 220 ZZ9    0333Z
37
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE CX    0335
39
  GROUP TAY Smell 101   0335Z
40
  SUNFLOWER TAY S/M Near you  0140
42
  TAY ORIBI Smell 006         0331Z
43
  TAY ORIBI Smell 351         0336Z
45
  TAY ORIBI Smell 347         0340
46
  TAY SNOWFLAKE S/M dived chasing another
47
  TAY VIDETTE FL Q 2 o'clock 4   0344
48
  TAY VIDETTE H2
50
  TAY SNOWFLAKE 2nd sub dived chasing 3rd   0350
50
  TAY VIDETTE NO E2 H1  0146
0151
  TAY SNOWFLAKE 3rd S/M dived
52
  TAY SNOWFLAKE E1 last charge
53
  GROUP TAY SUNFLOWER assist SNOWFLAKE, TAY lay in N   0153
56
  TAY SNOWFLAKE NO  E1 all 3 dived  NO FL Q ZCT 0350Z
57
  TAY VIDETTE E2       0153
0200
  TAY, OFFA ORIBI I can steam 12 knots A/S unreliable 0305Z
07
  SUNFLOWER SNOWFLAKE Have rammed S/M
07
  TAY VIDETTE ZCT    0204
09
  SUNFLOWER SNOWFLAKE R U in contact with me     0405Z
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
Page 13
 
   
 
R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
6th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
0210
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER Proceeding to U
11
  TAY SNOWFLAKE INT   SAVE
12
  TAY VIDETTE FL Q       0209
12
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER 315  5300 with U &
13
  TAY VIDETTE HQ &
14
  SUNFLOWER TAY Not approved 0214
15
  SUNFLOWER SNOWFLAKE Another echo 0410Z
16
  TAY VIDETTE HQ hits obtained     0211.
0215
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER In U vicinity     0214
16
  SUNFLOWER TAY Report damage
19
  SUNFLOWER SNOWFLAKE Sorry resuming stn &
23
          "         " FL     Q &
25
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER U bear 090 3000 am following 0224.
26
  TAY VIDETTE Consider S/M sunk by Hedgehogs   0223
26
  SUNFLOWER SNOWFLAKE To FL Q &
  TAY SNOWFLAKE  
30
  TAY OFFA ORIBI Smell 056    0424
48
      " SUNFLOWER ZCT   U bear 9 o'clock 8400    0246
50
  GROUP TAY SUNFLOWER lie in N
      TAY                  "   "  A                0250
52
  TAY SUNFLOWER Have rammed S/M &
53
  TAY OFFA ORIBI Smell 025        0446Z
55
  GROUP TAY ZKX   10 o'clock                     0255
59
  SUNFLOWER SNOWFLAKE Do you need me     0454
0300
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER No &
02
  TAY ORIBI  
0300
  TAY SUNFLOWER My steering is erratic as gyro is out of action & magnetic compass shaken up a bit please give me a wide berth   0305
11
  BROOUP  EG3 TAY ZCT    0311
14
  TAY SNOWFLAKE CX      0518Z
26
  GROUP TAY H1
31
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE J 6 o'clock 4     0526Z
     "              " Contact faded   0530Z
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
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R/T LOG - H.M.S. TAY   CONVOY O.N.S. 5  (Continued.)
     
 
6th May, 1943.
 
  FROM
TO
SIGNAL
0334
  TAY SUNFLOWER Am rejoining from 7 o'clock  0334
38
  LOOSESTRIFE SUNFLOWER In your vicinity    0337
40
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE L C 7     0340
54
  TAY SUNFLOWER Your position 7 o'clock 7400    0350
54
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE J 6 0'clock 5    0506Z
55
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Am chasing S/M
56
  LOOSESTRIFE SUNFLOWER U bear  215  6500   0356
0402
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE Chasing S/M 6 o'clock to 7-3   0355Z
07
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE S/M dived 7 to 8 o'clock unable to catch 0606Z
11
  SUNFLOWER TAY R U in contact with LOOSESTRIFE  0411
11
  SNOWFLAKE LOOSESTRIFE S/M coming your way 0608Z
14
  TAY SUNFLOWER Not in contact    0412
15
  LOOSESTRIFE SNOWFLAKE Too far away to intercept    0413
16
  SNOWFLAKE LOOSESTRIFE Altered course hopefully    0415
19
  LOOSESTRIFE SUNFLOWER Cancel my 0413 and 0415
21
  OFFA TAY Request you take from A as I have no A/S and am useless against submerged attack   0415
24
  LOOSESTRIFE SNOWFLAKE Hope you have few attacks    0619
24
  TAY SNOWFLAKE S/M dived 7 o'clock 5  0620
26
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE S/M dived
27
  TAY OFFA U 0415 will comply
28
  LOOSESTRIFE SNOWFLAKE J dipped
29
  SNOWFLAKE SUNFLOWER Back on screen do U need assistance  0425    Reply NO
33
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE H 1
35
  SNOWFLAKE TAY Rejoin me in N   0435
40
  SNOWFLAKE TAY I will lie in O and fire D/C's on your pings
43
  TAY SUNFLOWER TNT  T    0442
43
  TAY VIDETTE ZKI  3 o'clock   4    0440
47
  TAY LOOSESTRIFE ZCT   0640Z
50
  TAY VIDETTE M 0440 Merchant Ship  0448
53
  SUNFLOWER TAY Your TNT M Not understood
55
  TAY OFFA Lying in O  0653Z
  TAY SUNFLOWER TNT  day position  0455
56
  SUNFLOWER TAY Lie in S
0503
  ORIBI OFFA FT 0659Z
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


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