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Rainbow (N16)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: R2
Fate: 4th October 1940, while attacking a convoy Rainbow collided with the Italian M/V Antonietta Costa and was lost with all hands.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Abbott, Cyril Anthony Lewis  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 88637    23
Born Lewis, Cyril Anthony. Served as Abbott, Cyril Anthony Lewis
Adcock, Douglas John  Sub Lieutenant      23
Barrass, Albert  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 86563    23
Blackett, Albert Henry  Petty Officer  P/JX 149924    31
Blackmore, George Vincent  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  D/MX 45992    29
Bridge, Stanley Ronald  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 76171    33
Burgandy, Horace William  Leading Seaman  P/J 112978    32
Bussey, Frederick James  Chief Engine Room Artificer  D/M 35607    35
Chapman, Patrick  Lieutenant      26
Chick, James  Able Seaman  D/JX 125293    31
Cockin, Isaac William  Able Seaman  P/JX 139380    23
Crump, Ronald Campbell  Leading Stoker  P/KX 86160    24
Davis, Michael Harburn  Lieutenant      26
Dixon, Thomas  Able Seaman  P/SSX 15879    28
Dunn, John Frederick  Leading Cook  C/MX 53727    23
Earl, George David  Able Seaman  P/SSX 17045    24
Born Knight, George David. Served as Earl, George David
Edom, George Albion  Petty Officer  P/J 113753    31
Edwards, John  Able Seaman  C/SSX 14102    26
Ellis, Sidney  Leading Stoker  P/KX 83876    25
CWGC has Ellis, Sydney
Farrington, James Philip  Telegraphist  P/JX 132295    28
Fletcher, Thomas Reginald  Leading Seaman  D/JX 138842    23
Foster, Alfred Reuben  Leading Telegraphist  C/JX 133154    27
Fraser, William  Leading Seaman  D/JX 137040    24
Graham, John Albert William  Leading Seaman  P/JX 151005    23
Gregory, Charles  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 85589    25
Gregory, John Farne  Leading Telegraphist  D/SSX 14569    24
Guppy, Ambrose Nelson Clive  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist  P/J 68155    38
Hayward, Henry John  Leading Stoker  D/KX 80583    29
Hodson, Harold  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  C/MX 50784    30
Holroyd, Norman  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 86559    23
Jeffery, Jack  Signalman  P/JX 138138    23
Leslie-Reed, Alexander Charles  Chief Petty Officer  D/J 103456    34
McKinstry, Charles  Stoker Petty Officer  P/K 65391    36
McMillan, Angus  Petty Officer  C/J 114714    30
Moore, Lewis Peter  Lieutenant Commander      32
Commanding Officer
Palmer, Henry John  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  C/M 34530    37
Parker, Joseph Willems  Leading Telegraphist  C/JX 137578    24
Paulyn, William Frederick James  Leading Stoker  C/KX 83325    25
Phillips, Frederick James  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 88550    24
CWGC has Phillips, Fred James
Pilkington, Fred  Leading Seaman  D/JX 151173    28
Robinson, Bernard Henry George  Chief Engine Room Artificer  D/MX 45647    30
Smith, Thomas Henry  Leading Seaman  D/JX 136454    24
Smith, William  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 90629    23
Stannard, Jack Leslie  Leading Seaman  C/JX 135181    25
Stinton, Frederick Adolphus  Leading Stoker  D/KX 84208    26
Taylor, Victor Frank  Leading Stoker  D/KX 81049    28
Thornton, Robert  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 89657    23
Tweed, George William  Lieutenant      24
White, James  Able Seaman  P/JX 135734    25
Wilkins, John Thomas Henry  Able Seaman  C/JX 135126    32
Also on joining had SSX13091
Withey, William Robert  Engineer Lieutenant      25
Woodcock, George Henry  Able Seaman  D/JX 137844    23
Woodhead, Arnold  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  D/MX 53319    25
Wrennall, Henry  Leading Stoker  C/KX 83894    25
Wright, Albert Arthur  Leading Stoker  C/KX 87305    24
Young, Frederick John  Leading Seaman  P/JX 132831    27


24-07-1929 : Laid Down
14-05-1930 : Launched
18-01-1932 : Completed
04-10-1940 : HMS Rainbow was on patrol in the Mediterranean, operating in the Gulf of Taranto and later in the Gulf of Otranto. She was due back in Alexandria on 19th October but failed to return. On 4th October while attacking a convoy Rainbow collided with the Italian M/V Antonietta Costa and was lost with all hands.


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