Sir Peter William Gretton DSO, DSC, OBE, RN
|Born||27 Aug 1912||Farnham, Surrey|
|Died||11 Nov 1992||(80)||Oxford, Oxfordshire|
Retired: 30 May 1963
Warship Commands listed for Peter William Gretton, RN
|HMS Sabre (H 18)||Lt.||Destroyer||11 Jan 1941||11 Feb 1942|
|HMS Wolverine (D 78)||Lt.||Destroyer||3 Mar 1942||Nov 1942|
|HMS Duncan (D 99)||Cdr.||Destroyer||12 Apr 1943||Nov 1943|
|HMS Vidette (D 48)||Cdr.||Destroyer||6 Nov 1943||1 Dec 1943|
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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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