Old 01-17-2017, 10:31 PM   #11
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http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-dayony...-eastern-docks

http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-dayony...ks#prettyPhoto

Info on Southampton Docks

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Old 01-19-2017, 05:27 PM   #12
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After much much much searching, found your answer:


05/06/1944: Operation Neptune, at 19.25 left the Spithead Gate, having embarked troops while at anchor (Anchorage 19W/2) by tender from Southampton

06/06/1944: As Headquarters Ship for Force J. Commodore Olivier, and lead ship for Assault Convoy J11 arrived off Juno to disembark her troops

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Old 01-19-2017, 05:43 PM   #13
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And found the Anchorage on this map. 19W is located in the middle of the chart, just above HMS Vectis on the Island of Wight. So the troops were tendered out from Southampton docks to the ship. I would assume "19W/2 means the 2nd anchoring buoy at that location.

Please note that the Southampton docks, on this map are at the top, near the number 12




The second chart, shows W19 at the top right of this chart



For a clear resolution copy of the above maps, go to this link:

http://www.newforestheritage.org/whe...landing-craft/

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Old 01-19-2017, 06:19 PM   #14
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Just a note for other's who may be trying to research Op Neptune/Overlord pre-landing info. While searching for the info for the above posts, I found charts and maps that gave details of the Marshalling Camps, loading positions etc. Unfortunately I couldn't find all of them, but did find Area 'B', 'S', & 'K'. I also found a "poor resolution" of 'C' but wish I could have found a better one ('C' is where most of the Canadian troops went thru for Juno Beach).

Here is an example of one of the charts

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Old 01-19-2017, 06:30 PM   #15
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Here is the image of Area 'C'. Sorry not very good rez. Knowing the chart exists, now just have to find a better quality image for use by all.

From Post No 10 on this thread, you can see this chart identify's EAC5, and represents the Southampton Dock area as per the list on that post


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