Liverpool was the launch-pad for the allied counter-attack against the german U-Boat campaign. The anti-submarine campaigns led by Capt Walker were to become a potent symbol of the change in fortunes during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Save HMS Whimbrel
HMS WHIMBREL took part in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War, was transferred to the Egyptian Navy in 1949 and is now awaiting disposal. She is virtually unchanged from her Battle of the Atlantic days and forms a unique part of both our social and maritime history.
The Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Project aims to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic by saving HMS WHIMBREL, returning her to Liverpool and establishing her as a heritage site, visitor attraction and educational resource.
For more information, including ways in which you can support this project, please visit the HMS Whimbrel website
Johnny Walker Biography
For a detailed biography of Capt. Walker, visit this site.
Liverpool's War Museum
One of Liverpool's most important museums, the actual
underground rooms from which the Battle of the Atlantic was fought, Western Approaches HQ. 'The most important suite of rooms in the kingdom' during World War II, kept as near as possible unchanged from that time.
Western Approaches - Liverpool War Museum
1-3 Rumford Street
Liverpool L2 3SZ
Open 10.30am to 16.30pm (last admission 15.30pm). Every day except Friday and Sunday.
Liverpol's War Museum Website.