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    Hi Doc....Spot on info there.
    That website: https://www.uboat.net/maps/grid.html tallies with the PC Game "Silent Hunter 3"
    They use the same grid systems as shown depicted in the website:
    Makes the "game" (Of sinking allied convoys!) very realistic with such attention to detail as that.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel Stringer View Post
    Hi,

    I have been able to access war diary records that show shipping movements. They make reference to K96 and other similar codes. This would appear to refer to map references. Is there anywhere I can get a list of what areas these might refer to? I know they are all in and around Cuba, Florida and Trinidad.
    Hi Your reference K96 I think refers to the pennant number of a Royal Navy escort, in this case AUBRIETIA. K96. 1940 Aubrietia was one of the early 'Flower' class corvettes. If this is the case, other references would possibly start with L D or F. Hope this may be of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Keever View Post
    Is it possible for you to post a copy ( jpg / pdf ? ) of a page showing exactly how that code is being used or referenced to ? Seeing the " whole " picture might lead us to an answer for you. THANK-YOU !
    hi Mark,

    now i am back into my research I shall try and find the document - it is somewhere on my computer!

    Hazel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    Again Hazel I know not what you actually want,but is this the sort of thing we are looking for! At a guess i would say Yes!??
    Still searching possibly getting closer!
    You pose a hard task here! LOL
    cHEERS

    https://echodelta.net/mbs/eng-grids.php

    https://www.uboat.net/maps/grid.html
    Hi Doc,

    Coming up trumps as ever! YES! The Uboat net link gives me exactly what I need. I have some voyage records of Dad's ship in its travels around the West Indies. It gives comment along the lines "??/??/1943 left EE at 0.630 proceeded to EB arrived ??/??/1943". I do not have the other document in front of me at the moment to be more exact, but that would be a voyage from Port of Spain to Panama for example!
    Thanks again Doc!

    Hazel
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    Just a quick hello Hazel.

    Fingers crossed you find all sought.

    K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Singleton View Post
    Hi Doc....Spot on info there.
    That website: https://www.uboat.net/maps/grid.html tallies with the PC Game "Silent Hunter 3"
    They use the same grid systems as shown depicted in the website:
    Makes the "game" (Of sinking allied convoys!) very realistic with such attention to detail as that.
    Cheers.
    OMG!! I have played Silent Hunter - the original version for the Atari! - Now that lets the cat out of the bag age wise! LOL!

    Hazel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Petrie View Post
    Hi Your reference K96 I think refers to the pennant number of a Royal Navy escort, in this case AUBRIETIA. K96. 1940 Aubrietia was one of the early 'Flower' class corvettes. If this is the case, other references would possibly start with L D or F. Hope this may be of help.
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    Hi Gordon,

    I think you are right that some of the references in my document must be to do with the class of ship, others as I have explained to Doc Vernon are definitely an map area code! i think I am getting somewhere!

    Hazel

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    Adding out of interest, Récifs de Longue Pointe light buoy K96.

    Hope it may help ?

    May be nothing but, hope of help.

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    Hello Hazel
    Glad it was of help it was just a stab and did not know if it was correct info.
    Cheers

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    Just thinking Hazel do you have any actual movement cards of any of the Ships?
    I only ask as they may be of interest to you, ? If you give me a list of the Ships in Question i will see if i can obtain their movement cards but no promises as not all are available !
    Need the Year of the Ships Voyage that you are interested in.
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    Example of a Movement Card Hazel

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    Here is the " American " version of a movement card, Form 901.
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