HMS Orion 2

HMS Orion

3 responses to “HMS Orion 2

  1. Janet Rule

    December 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    HMS Orion was one of the two ships which remained when all others were sunk or out of action when escorting HMS Ohio into Malta. Orion took several hits but still the crew pulled it together to help Ohio. The crew of Ohio were awarded medals, but those of Orion were not. They should have been.

    • W.b.powell

      May 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      My father was on the Orion at that time, how interesting to eventually catch up on history!!

      • janet rule

        July 26, 2016 at 11:34 pm

        Its a real shame they didn’t receive a medal for what they did. The crew of the Ohio received medals when they weren’t even on board the ship when it was towed into Malta. It was the crew of the Orion who saved them and saved the Ohio’s oil cargo and therefore the entire island of Malta. I wonder how many other stories have never really been told!

        There’s a great photo in the Valletta museum of the Ohio being bombed, but nothing of the Ohio and the multiple bombings she and her crew went through and survived.


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