Richard Oxbym in the ONS5 convoy escort, a British ordinary seaman in his first ship, the corvette Snowflake
November 8, 2012
I have just come across your fascinating site after a conversation with my father, Richard Oxby, who served in the ONS5 convoy escort. He was a British ordinary seaman in his first ship, the corvette Snowflake. My father is now 89 and lives with his second wife in Italy.
He has a very clear recollection of the events of May 1943 and has described to me several times the incident when his ship tried to ram, but just missed, the damaged U-165.
I am sending him the link to your site and a copy of this email.
Thank you for your nice words about AHOY, it is a long and strong partnership with Terry Kearns my web master in Atlanta Georgia.
Although we have never met, it is a friendship that extends over 10 years.
I do the research and scribbling, Terry then whips it all into shape to upload to AHOY,
The site has had over 131,000 visits, so I guess some people are interested with our content.
Please give my best wishes to your Dad, I am just 1 year ahead of him at 90.
I would love to have any of his memories of convoy ONS5 to add to that area of our website.
Good to hear from you.
Early Christmas greetings, and best regards.