British Cruiser HMS Caledon

February 15, 2009

Hello again, Mac.

It has been a long time since I emailed you personally. (see  "Floyd Russell served aboard the USS Mugford" )  Time is "fleeting" and we are growing older (thank God). I still follow your website.

I'm sure you have long since forgotten my first email to you. It was about the attackon Convoy UGS-40 on 11 May 1944.  You were very helpful to me then and now I have another question for you: Can you tell me how to obtain complete data about the British Cruiser HMS Caledon. As I mentioned she was quite helpful in her efforts during the attack on Convoy UGS-40.

I hope you an your family are well. Also, I pray the terrible fires in Australia will end soon and any arsonists involved will be severely punished.

Again, thanks for your kindness and help.

Roy Brown


I well recall our first contact, and that attack on Convoy UGS-40.

The fires in my state of Victoria have been devasting, some 181 dead, almost 2,000 houses destroyed and 7,000 now homeless.

We are in a safe area thankfully.

It would appear that a number were deliberately lit by mad arsonists, and a man has been charged and is in custody for lighting fires in the east in Gippsland, I just cannot comprehend the mental state of such people.

HMS Caledon: from http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/

HMS Caledon (D53) From Wikipedia 

HMS CALEDON  - World War 1 C-type Light Cruiser

Hope this is of some assistance.
Great to hear from you.
Best wishes,

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