Information about crew?

By Alan Dorman


I am the son of Edgar Dorman who served on whaleback HSL 2601 in WW2. He saw action in Sicily,Sardinia,Corsica, Elba and Italy.

Has anyone got any information about his boat, and indeed him? He survived the war and lived in Belfast.

Many thanks


This page was added by Alan Dorman on 05/10/2015.
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Hi Alan,


My father was also on 2601 in the med and looking at the ceramic mug he has for the same period with the places he visited enscribed, he was probably on the boat the same time as your father. His name is Glyn Williams. I do have some photographs of the period so I'll load them up when I get a chance.

By A. Williams
On 28/01/2019

Dear A. Williams

I’ve just seen your reply From Jan 2019!
It’s great to hear that your father may have been on 2601 at the same time as my father. Could you please email me any information at all about the HSL and your father’s involvement.

Many thanks


By Alan Dorman
On 01/06/2020

Dear A. Williams

I hope you are well, especially in the present climate.

I was wondering if you had managed to locate your pictures of HS2601? If you wouldn’t mind emailing them to me I should be most grateful.

My email is:-

[Sorry email address removed site rules]

Many thanks


Under our website rules we will no longer publish a personal email address.

I have passed your email details on to A. Williams as you requested, Alan.

John  --  Editor.


By Alan Dorman
On 02/11/2020

My father, Flight Lieutenant E.R.H. 'Ted' Watson D.S.C commanded HSL 2601 when on the tiny island of Pantelleria in 1943 after the bombing.  Elliott was his coxswain.  They searched for the crew of a Wellington bomber in Sept 1943 and after hours of searching found the 5 men drifting in a rubber dinghy.

By Valerie Evans
On 02/01/2021

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