Far left; HMS
Limbourne at anchor 1943
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the divers on both expeditions to the wrecks. Click each image
to see a larger version or
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to see both archive images and images of the
A stern crop view of HMS Limbourne, here the twin
carriage depth charge
racks are obvious as are the depth charge launchers to the center
of the image.
See the Limbourne wreck gallery to view more of what the expedition
divers saw at depth.
HMS Limbourne: A Sequence of Consequences
Charles George Tidy
aged just 19, was missing presumed
killed in action on HMS Limbourne on
23rd October 1943. Charles's younger brother Alan Tidy was only
3 when Charles went
missing from the family! In 2002 a sequence of Bizarre communication
events through the
expedition divers finally brought the truth home to Alan's family.
For almost 60 years this family
never new the true story of HMS Limbourne and Charles George Tidy.
Read this moving true
account written by Alan Tidy himself. click
A side scan image of HMS Charybdis that assisted
the 2001 expedition, side scan
images were kindly provided to the team by Paul Haslam & John
Ovenden (see team
The images produced by the on site research vessel 'Deep Seeker'
gave help to the team
and diving skipper Ian Taylor for pinpoint accuracy when it came
to shotting the wreck.
The expedition made news headlines on both sides
of the English Channel, as well
as lead features in both Diver & 990 UK diving magazines.
HMS Limbourne's coat of arms courtesy of Mr. John
Ovenden. HMS Limbourne was
a Hunt class destroyer, as with her sister ships she was named
so after apparent famous
English Country Hunts, This is a little sketchy but the (now defunct)
Limbourne Hunt (more properly
Pack) comprised Beagles and they ran (I believe) in the area of
Maldon, Essex. It was still active in the 1930s and goes back
to at least the Regency period. DeepImage thanks Craig Howard
this information. If you can elaborate with this information please
e-mail us here
Please use the navigation bar above to access the Charybdis &
Limbourne Sub galleries and information.
This limited edition stamp was issued by the Guernsey post office
in late 2003
in respect to the two famous ships lost close by to the Islands.
Expeditions have been extensively covered in several specialist
magazines, however an in depth feature on both vessels and
both independent expeditions can be found in one issue alone
of 'After the Battle' (Issue number 132).
Here to your left the photograph on the cover by deep image
author and writer Leigh
Bishop shows diver Ian Taylor inspecting a heavy duty
porthole on the wreck of HMS Charybdis. The official magazine
website can be found here www.afterthebattle.com
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