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    Thank you for accepting me. My interest lies in WW2. One of my Step Uncles was killed in 1943 on HMS Royal Scotsman, and was awarded the DSC. my other step-uncle served in the merchant Navy.
    Lt Robert Carnochan DSC RNR HMS Royal Scotsman. The other was Chief Officer P F Carnochan, no idea what ship he was on.

    Robert Carnochan must have been well liked the Officers and Crew had a plaque made for him in Glasgow. .

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    Welcome aboard Simon,

    Op TORCH (LG: 4 May 43) Awarded D.S.C.

    For bravery, endurance and devotion to duty in North African waters:

    Robert John Carnochan Dis.A 1110695 – Board of Trade Certificate of Competency, Second Mate - 43237.

    He has some cards in the Fourth Register of Seamen which I have transcribed for you below. The list below will probably not represent a contiguous list of his service as the cards are known to contain omissions.
    First went to sea in 1924 as a Cadet.

    129539 – CAPE ORTEGAL – 15.10.1924
    148847 – LETITIA – 10.8.1928
    115712 – MASSILIA – 1.12.1928
    147941 – MOVERIA – 8.1.1930
    1411923 – TUSKER ROCK – 25.4.1930
    147916 - CAPE COMORIN – 18.4.1932
    148862 - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE – 7.9.1935
    144983 – LAIRDSBURN – 29.4.1940

    At some point he signs a T124X Agreement to serve on Royal Navy ships. He has a Pouch held at Kew in piece BT 390/15/194 - https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C17096807 the pouch is unfortunately empty.
    Temp Lt Robert John Carnochan R.N.R. was accidentally killed aboard HMS ROYAL SCOTSMAN on 15.7.1943. He has a file at TNA Kew held in piece ADM 358/1679 – Report of Death - https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C13162452

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    We had to pay for our freedom
    Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
    Paid it in full”


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    Thank you so much!

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    The documents from the Fourth Register of Seamen for the above transcriptions

    Regards
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    "If Blood was the price
    We had to pay for our freedom
    Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
    Paid it in full”


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    Simon,
    I am looking at all the names on my local war memorial in Bearsden including Robert Carnochan - on his marriage certificate in 1939 he gives his address as New Kirk Square in Bearsden and CWGC says his wife lived here at the time he died. Hugh's incredibly helpful message gives details of his merchant navy career but I wondered if you had followed up on the report of his death?
    Best wishes, Andrew Walker

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