Lady Bee, Southwick, Sussex 2/6/41
London Gazette 13/3/45 – For services at Arromanches during the Normandy Landings
- MID TLt Richard Thurston Bailey RNVR
- TLt Donald Campbell Waylen RNVR Born 1893 in Kensington, London and died 1/11/67. Served in the Royal Navy Air Service 1915 – 18 as a SLt and Lt. Awarded an MBE in the 1919 Kings Birthday Honours List. TLt 11/11/40 HMS Dolphin 11/1/41. Commanding Officer HDML 1001 11/1/41 – 12/43 French Ship Courbet 16/5/44 (Expended as part of the breakwater at Mulberry B – Arromanches) T/A/Lt Cdr 10/44
- TLt Richard Thurston Bailey RNVR TSLt 15/11/40 HMS Arpha (AMC) 6/41 TLt 15/11/41 HMS Endeavour (Survey vessel) Commanding Officer HDML 1001 44- 5/45. Born 28/3/12 in Amersham and died in Chichester 9/97 For services at Arromanches during the Normandy Landings MID TALtCdr
- Lt Cdr C S E Lansdown RN HDML 1001 For survey duties 1944
- Lt R K Husband RN Commanding Officer HDML 1001 5/7/45. Was an Assistant Surveyor 3rd Class
- 1/7/41 105th ML Flotilla – Based at Sheerness on completion – ML 1001, ML 1010, ML 1020, ML 1021, ML 1024, ML 1036 and ML 1070. ML 1008 joined by end of 1941
- 1/42 ML 1001 on the Thames refitting, to complete 12th January – ML 1008, ML 1010, ML 1020 and ML 1021 repairing, to complete 10th January – ML 1024, ML 1036 and ML 1070 at Sheerness repairing, to complete 8th January –
- 1944 Fitted with echo sounders and allocated to Hydrographic Survey duties. Crew replaced by a specialist surveying party.
- 6/44 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy – Surveying the site for the British Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches
- 9/44 Entered Cherbourg, which was still mined, for a four week survey of the port – Surveyed the River Seine up to Tancarville.
Post War History
- 1945 Survey Motor Launch = SML1
- 1949 For Disposal
- 2000 = Floatstreet, Based in Trinidad
- 2002 Sank in the Carribean
Lt Cdr C S E Lansdown RN – a specialist survey officer
- 1926-28 HMS Endeavour in the Red Sea and off Malta
- 1928 HMS Flinders off the south and west coasts of England
- 1929 HMS Rosemary in home waters
- 1930 HMS Fitzroy off the east coast of England
- 1931 HMS Flinders off the west coast of Scotland
- 1931-33 HMS Herald off Malaya, Borneo, Hong Kong and in the South China Sea
- 1934 HMS Kellett off the south and east coasts of England
- 1935 A course in controlled minelaying
- 1936-38 HMS Stork off Thailand and Ceylon
- 1939 HMS Gleaner off the south coast of England and the west coast of Scotland. Involved in the attempted rescue operations for HMS/M Thetis.
- 1939-43 HMS Astreas, a Blue Funnel liner taken up for controlled minelaying. Was awarded an OBE in 1943 for service in her.
- 1944 ML 1001 for survey work in support of Operation Neptune before commanding HMS Astral, for which he was awarded a DSC. (This was a former Belgian pilot vessel employed in surveying recaptured ports.)
- 1945 Joined the Hydrographic Department
- 1949 Placed on the retired list as a commander
- 1952-68 Superintendant of Notices to Mariners