HMS Amethest . Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy.
Amethyst was on her way up the Yangste river in China when set upon by the People’s Liberation Army. 1949.
Grounded disabled with many sailors injured or dead.
Commander Kerans was ordered to take charge. He eventually brought her out of the Yangtse one night to as reported to King George “Have rejoined the fleet south of Woosung. No damage. No casualties. God save the King”
King George “splice the main brace”.
The film Yangtse Incident. A superb film which follows in dedication the events. Superbly produced. Amythest was used for some parts but Magpie for most a sister ship.
Superb scenes of a Sunderland sea plane landing & taking off. Some great cameos in the film. Probably one of the most realistic films I have seen of true events having read 3 books written by those on board Amethyst