John David Luce DSO, OBE, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 15 Mar 1966
Warship Commands listed for John David Luce, RN
|HMS Rainbow (N 16)||Lt.Cdr.||Submarine||22 Mar 1939||May 1940|
|HMS Cachalot (N 83)||Lt.Cdr.||Submarine||15 Jun 1940||21 Feb 1941|
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Submarine HMS Cachalot (N 83)
19 Aug 1940
HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Luce, RN) lays minefield FD 24 (50 mines) west of the Gironde estuary.
20 Aug 1940
German U-boat U-51 was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, France in position 47°06'N, 04°51'W, by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Luce, RN).
23 Sep 1940
The German auxiliary minesweeper M 1604 / ?sterreich (494 GRT) sank after hitting a mine laid by HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Luce, RN) off Penmarch, France in position 47°52'N, 04°19'W. The mine was one of field FD 27 (50 mines) laid that day by HMS Cachalot.
24 Sep 1940
HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Luce, RN) attacks a submarine with torpedoes in the Bay of Biscay in position 46°58'N, 05°56'W. The target is not hit.
26 Jan 1941
HMS Cachalot (Cdr. J.D. Luce, DSO, RN) lays minefield FD 28 (50 mines) off Bud, Norway.
15 Feb 1941
HMS Cachalot (Cdr. J.D. Luce, DSO, RN) lays minefield FD 30 (50 mines) in the Vest Fjord, Norway.
The same day she also makes a torpedo attack on a merchant ship but without result.