Robert Basil Stewart Tennant, RN

Born  30 Jan 1905

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15 May 1925 A/S.Lt.
30 Dec 1925 S.Lt.
30 Dec 1927 Lt.
30 Dec 1935 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 30 Jan 1950


13 Jun 1946 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Robert Basil Stewart Tennant, RN

HMS Sardonyx (H 26)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 May 194014 Apr 1942
HMS Douglas (D 90)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 Apr 194221 Dec 1942
HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer25 Jan 194319 Apr 1943
HMS Witherington (D 76)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 May 1943mid 1944

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Destroyer HMS Douglas (D 90)

13 Nov 1942
The British merchant Louise Moller is torpedoed and sunk about 240 miles east by south of Durban, South-Africa in position 30°50'S, 35°54'E by German U-boat U-178. HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) later picks up 29 survivors.

Destroyer HMS Witherington (D 76)

2 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-340 was sunk at 0430hrs on 2 November 1943 near Tangier, in position 35°33'N, 06°37'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, DSC, RD, RNR) and the British destroyers HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Merriman, DSC, RN) and HMS Witherington (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 179/R).

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