HMS Amethyst U-16 / F-116
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July 15, 2018

Firstly, thank you for your website. My uncle Teddy is/was Edmund Tattersall (Writer, D/SMX 815173 ) aboard the HMS Amethyst. He was born in 1928 and not quite 21 when he died 20th April 1949 I have some family photos (showing below) that I am sure you would appreciate for your website and I would be more than proud to have them on there also. There is no-one in my family surviving to ask questions to regarding these photos, and I am sure you would be able to obtain more information in regards to the people in them than I can. He was buried at sea, though the photos are of his service There is One photo I am yet to send you, of Edmund's photo with a picture of the HMS Amethyst inset into it, I will have to ask around my siblings for it. The photos are provided by the Tattersall & Melville families If you have any  questions I would be happy to try and answer them if I can Again, thank you for your website, it helps to know that what they went through did not go unnoticed

Janine Melville

I have just now noticed that my brother (Doug Melville) posted to the website back in 2014 (Message #165) he has also uploaded a couple of photos also. I'm very pleased about this, and the reply he received from Stewart Hett was amazing.

Thanks again,
Janine Melville

Writer Edmund Tattersall, late of HMS Amethyst.

Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland.

May 6, 2018

This is just to inform you of the death of my Papa Robert Gibson who served on the Amethyst.

Yours sincerely,
Michelle Trow
Reply 1
May 7, 2018

I was so sad to learn that your Father has died. It was very kind of you to let us know through MaritimeQuest. Old Age makes it difficult for me to remember people from years past, but I know your Father was in HMS AMETHYST when she came under fire in the Yangtze in 1949. And I am sure he was onboard for our memorable return to the United Kingdom in the Autumn of that year. He was a Member of the AMETHYST Association for many years. I am sure all Members of our Association will join me in sending you our sincere Sympathy in your great loss.

Stewart Hett

Reply 2
May 7, 2018

It is with Great Sadness that we learn that Robert Gibson has died. Robert served on board HMS AMETHYST as a Stoker Mechanic in April 1949 during the Yangtze Incident. He was a member of the AMETHYST Association.

Gilly O'Reilly

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