Henry John Haynes DSO, DSC, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 10 Dec 1943
Warship Commands listed for Henry John Haynes, RN
|HMS Terror (I 03)||Cdr.||Monitor||3 Jan 1939||24 Feb 1941|
|HMS Caledon (D 53)||A/Capt.||Light cruiser||Apr 1941||mid 1942|
|HMS Argonaut (61)||A/Capt.||Light cruiser||16 Mar 1943||mid 1943|
|HMS Khedive (D 62)||A/Capt.||Escort Carrier||25 Aug 1943||25 Sep 1944|
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Monitor HMS Terror (I 03)
4 Apr 1940
HMS Terror (Cdr. H.J. Haynes, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta to strengthen the defences against a foreseen Italian entry into the war.
10 Jun 1940
HMS Terror (Cdr. H.J. Haynes, DSC, RN) defended the Maltese harbours during the first Italian air attacks with her Anti Aircraft armament.
10 Nov 1940
HMS Terror (Cdr. H.J. Haynes, DSC, RN) sailed from Malta for Alexandria with convoy ME-3. Remained in Egypt for local defence.
17 Feb 1941
HMS Terror (Cdr. H.J. Haynes, DSC, RN) arrived at Benghazi, Libya, escorted by the Australian destroyers HMAS Stuart and HMAS Vendetta convoy and remained there to bolster the stronghold defences.
22 Feb 1941
In the morning, Terror (Cdr. H.J. Haynes, DSC, RN) having already weathered several air attacks without damage, was again attacked, between 0630-0655 hours by 3 Ju-88s of the III/LG.1 from Catania, while 3 He.111 VTBs of 6/KG.26, Hauptmann Barth flying out of Comiso, attempted torpedo attacks against other units in the roads but failed to score. HMS Terror sustained flooding from 3 near-misses and was ordered to sail for Tobruk, where the AA defence was better. She sailed in the evening, accompanied by the British minesweeper Fareham and the British corvette Salvia but while still in the swept channel inside the harbour, 2 magnetic mines went off close aboard, flooding some engineering compartments (these mines had been dropped on 16 February by 5 He.111 of 2/KG.4 (Hauptmann Kuhl) despite the damage, Terror was able to maintain a good speed.