Sir Peter William Gretton DSO, DSC, OBE, RN

Born  27 Aug 1912Farnham, Surrey
Died  11 Nov 1992(80)Oxford, Oxfordshire

Ranks

1 May 1933 S.Lt.
1 Jun 1934 Lt.
1 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Cdr.
30 Jun 1948 Capt.
7 Jul 1958 Rear-Admiral
10 Mar 1961 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 30 May 1963


Decorations

5 Nov 1936 DSC
1 Jul 1941 OBE
19 Oct 1942 Bar to DSO
10 Nov 1942 DSO
18 Apr 1944 2nd Bar to DSO
1 Jan 1960 CB
1 Jan 1963 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Peter William Gretton, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Sabre (H 18)Lt.Destroyer11 Jan 194111 Feb 1942
HMS Wolverine (D 78)Lt.Destroyer3 Mar 1942Nov 1942
HMS Duncan (D 99)Cdr.Destroyer12 Apr 1943Nov 1943
HMS Vidette (D 48)Cdr.Destroyer6 Nov 19431 Dec 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Sabre (H 18)


31 Dec 1941
German U-boat U-87 torpedoed and damaged the British merchant Cardita about 110 nautical miles bearing 307 from St.Kilda in position 59°18'N, 12°50'W. The vessel foundered in 3 January 1942 in position in 59°42'N, 11°58'W.

HMS Sabre (Lt. P.W. Gretton, OBE, DSC, RN) later picks up 10 of the crew.


Destroyer HMS Wolverine (D 78)


12 Aug 1942
The Italian submarine Dagabur was rammed and sunk north off Algiers, Algeria by the British destroyer HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Gretton, OBE, DSC, RN).


Destroyer HMS Duncan (D 99)


23 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-274 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland in position 57°14'N, 27°50'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Duncan (Cdr. P.W. Gretton, OBE, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), and by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 224/Z).

29 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-282 was sunk south-east of Greenland, in position 55°28'N, 31°57'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Duncan (Cdr. P.W. Gretton, OBE, DSO, DSC, RN) and the British corvette HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, DSC, RCNVR).


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