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Bentley, Frederick (Fred) A.B. D J44626 - Survivor H.M.S. Prince of Wales

Hello

I am the grandson of Fred Bentley and I am researching his naval career from 1916 to 1945.

I have run into a bit of a mystery and wonder if anyone can enlighten me.

His naval record shows Prince of Wales up until 11.12.41. then on the same date shows H.M.S. Lucia as the only single entry until 1945.

I find this hard to accept as it is in stark contrast to the rest of his record showing a different ship at regular intervals.

I do know that the Lucia was a submarine depot ship but there is something odd about this entry.

Can anyone help? I have a PDF of his record that I can send to anyone interested.

Thank you.
Steve