Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Lieut. John Stephen Adams

House and time at Malvern: 7, 1926 - 1926.

Regiment: R.N.V.R..
Died: 19 March 1942 aged 30 in the Arctic Sea. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Lowestoft Naval Memorial Panel 7, Column 3.

Son of Colonel John L. Adams, and of Hermione Agnes Caroline Adams, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
H.M. Trawler Stella Capella.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

'At 02.11 hours on 11 March 1942, HMS Stella Capella was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-701 and sank in 2 minutes 30 seconds about 12 miles southeast of Vattarnes Lighthouse, Iceland. The commander, three officers and 29 ratings were lost. The armed trawler served with the 41st A/S Group based in Iceland and was en route alone to Stornoway in order to carry out urgent repairs to its defective anti-submarine gear.'