Stretford WW2 

Frank Rupert Finigan

Rank:Lieutenant (E)
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Penelope
Country of burial:Lost at SeaGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
H.M.S. Penelope was torpedoed at 07.30hrs on 18/02/44, 35 miles west of
Naples, by 'U.410', in position 40.55N 13.25E.    It sank 10 minutes later
following an explosion in the after magazine. - 250 men were rescued.    It
was an 'Arethusa' class light cruiser, of which 4 were built between 1934 &
1937, they had a displacement of 5,250 tons and a complement of 450

B.Sc.Eng. (Manchester).

Joined the Metro-Vicker's Company as a Vacation Apprentice in August 1937
and returned as a College Apprentice in October 1939.   Joined the RNVR as
a Sub-Lieutenant (E) in November 1939 and served in H.M. Ships, Pembroke,
President, Dauntless & Penelope.   Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (E)
in 1943.   Reported missing, presumed killed in action at sea in February
Memorials found on:
Metro-Vickers (Trafford Park)
Manchester University
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