HMS Regulus

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by kologha, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. kologha

    kologha New Member

    Hi, I am retired and live in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I have been researching HMS Regulus, a Royal Navy minesweeper on which my mom's brother St John Egerton Niland, Able Seaman, lost his life when she was sunk by a mine in Corfu Channel on 12 Jan 1945. I found the following on this forum, and would like to ask anyone who can help, if there is any more detail regarding the sinking of this vessel.

    1945 - Minesweeper HMS Regulus (ex-HMCS Long Branch) is mined during clearance operations off Sista Island near Corfu and loses her propellers. She is taken in tow, but capsizes an hour later
  2. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator


    I found a bit of info about the Regulus on this page.

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  3. kologha

    kologha New Member

    Hi Peter,
    Thanks very much for the info.
  4. marine123

    marine123 New Member

    Hi my grandad served on the same minesweeper. He necer spoke about war all I know is they made a memorial on the beach the survivors swan too.

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