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    Default Ww2 artic or Atlantic crossing

    Hello everyone I'm looking to find information on a Raymond Skinner R291301 ww2 Atlantic crossing. I'm wanting to find out the name of his ship that was torpedoed. He was awarded the Russian star for it. So could have been the artic crossing. Any help would be appreciated thank you

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    Default Re: Ww2 artic or Atlantic crossing

    hello Geoff,
    Do you have the names of any of his ships?
    Russian Star . Do you mean the Arctic Emblem ; issued in 2005 (white star with red circle and the word 'Arctic')
    Or are you referring to the ones that the Russians issued 40 years and 50 years after the War?
    Raymond Skinner should be entitled to the Atlantic Star - Operational Service between 1939-1945 for Atlantic crossings. He would not have a Russian Star for crossing the Atlantic
    Arctic Star if he was on the Russian Convoys. First issued 2012. Operational Service between 1939- 1945
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    Hi Geoff
    This would be a Link to his Seamans Pouch, it would have some info on him, but you will need his CRS10 for a full Service Record!

    Hope this may help
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    R291301 SKINNER R 03/05/1927 MIDDLESBROUGH | The National Archives
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    I dont know if this may be the same Person but its one i find at the Convoy Web. It says Richard not Raymond?

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    SKINNER, Boatswain, RICHARD, S.S. Stanbank (London), Merchant Navy. 5th May 1942. Age 42. Panel 100.(Tower Hill).Tuesday 5th May 1942
    STANBANK (British Cargo Vessel 5,966 tons, built 1942) torpedoed by submarine U 103 in North Atlantic 220m NNE Bermuda (34.55.00 N. 61.47.00 W)
    Sailing from New York to Alexandria (on passage from New York to Cape Town) . Sunk.
    Casualties: 7 crew , 2 service personnel (external data)

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    Skinner


    1943


    Stanbank


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    BT 334


    Deaths At Sea 1891 – 1972


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    There was a hitch on this Thread, it would not open as i had posted looks like something the database didnt like!
    Anyway Brian fixed it, but had to delete my last post reply!
    Sorry about that
    Cheers


    Boatswain Richard Skinner | War Casualty Details 2797096 | CWGC


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