Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC

Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC (HM2HTU)

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N 54° 35.53', W 5° 56.069'

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1919-1986


Submariner
Born in Belfast
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Acting Leading Seaman
James Joseph Magennis

VC, Royal Navy
Was born in Belfast
Awarded the VC for his action on 31 July
1945 when, as HM Submarine XE3 diver
with total disregard for his own safety &
despite faulty breathing apparatus,
successfully attached limpet mines to
the heavily fouled hull of the Japanese
cruiser Takao. Returning exhausted
he again exited the submarine
to clear a jammed limpet
mine carrier.
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HM NumberHM2HTU
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByUlster History Circle and Sumbariners Association
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Date Added Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 310413 N 6053368
Decimal Degrees54.59216667, -5.93448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 35.53', W 5° 56.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 35' 31.8" N, 5° 56' 4.1400000000002" W
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