Anthony James Sumption DSC, RNVR

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Ranks

15 May 1940 S.Lt.
3 Jan 1942 Lt.
3 Jan 1950 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 21 Jun 1955


Decorations

18 Feb 1944 DSC
17 Feb 1953 VRD

Warship Commands listed for Anthony James Sumption, RNVR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS P 555 (P 555)Submarine
HMS Trident (N 52)Lt.SubmarineJan 19449 Apr 1944
HMS P 511 (P 511)Lt.Submarine22 Jul 194416 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (P 61)Lt.Submarine17 Aug 1944Apr 1945
HMS Unbending (P 37)Lt.SubmarineApr 19455 May 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Trident (N 52)


7 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Blyth for Scapa Flow. (1)

8 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow where she was to be used for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (1)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Scapa Flow for passage to the Clyde. She made the passage together with HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) which was coming from Lerwick. The submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (1)

16 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

28 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Troon where she was to refit. (2)


Submarine HMS P 511 (P 511)


6 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

7 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

8 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

10 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

11 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (3)

13 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (3)

14 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

15 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and another A/S vessel. (3)

16 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR or T/Lt. C.D. Smith, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and another A/S vessel. (3)


Submarine HMS Varangian (P 61)


19 Feb 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed the Clyde for Blyth. She made the passage North through the Minches together with HMS Taurus (Lt. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN), HMS Satyr (Lt. J.N. Elliot, RN) and HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN). (4)

24 Feb 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) arrived at Blyth. (5)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) commenced refit at Blyth. (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1385
  2. ADM 199/1911
  3. ADM 173/18564
  4. ADM 199/1444
  5. ADM 199/2574

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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