The Post Office Cable Ship "Alert"
was repairing the Dumpton Gap-La Penne cable when it was sunk. All
59 crew members and 1 civilian *(Lionel
Voss) on board were lost
ROLL OF HONOUR OF H.M.T.S. "ALERT"
Enemy Action 24 February 1945
The list is now contained in the St
Mary's Book of Remembrance
with thanks to the Kent
Family History Society (KFHS) for permission to use the transcription
made by members and published in
"The Parish Church of St Mary's, Dover; Interior Memorial
Inscriptions Recorded between 1991 and May 2000
* -casualty from Dover
with thanks to Kathleen Hollingsbee
with thanks to Joyce Banks, who has supplied many extra details for
casualties from Dover, who are listed in the alphabetical
||Alex Banks was not lost with his ship.
By his good fortune, he was not aboard the day she was sunk.
with thanks to Joyce Banks
More information about the loss of the Alert may be
Notes on Alert