Geoffrey Nigel Oliver DSO, RN

Born  22 Jan 1898

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1 Feb 1916 Mid.
15 Sep 1917 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1919 Lt.
15 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
30 Jun 1937 Capt.
5 Jul 1945 Rear-Admiral
3 Feb 1949 Vice-Admiral
15 May 1952 Admiral

Retired: 1 Dec 1955


25 Nov 1941 DSO
6 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Sep 1943 Bar to DSO
23 May 1944 CB
14 Nov 1944 2nd Bar to DSO
1 Jan 1951 KCB
1 Jan 1955 GBE

Warship Commands listed for Geoffrey Nigel Oliver, RN

HMS Hermione (74)Capt.Light cruiser30 Oct 194016 Jun 1942

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Light cruiser HMS Hermione (74)

2 Aug 1941
The Italian submarine Tembien was rammed and sunk south-east of Pantelleria Island in position 36°21'N, 12°40'E by the British light cruiser HMS Hermione (Capt. G.N. Oliver, RN).

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