Harold Godfrey Bowerman DSC, RN
|Born||10 Jun 1904|
Retired: 10 Jun 1949
Warship Commands listed for Harold Godfrey Bowerman, RN
|HMS Oxley (55 P)||Lt.Cdr.||Submarine||2 Aug 1939||10 Sep 1939|
|HMS Walpole (D 41)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||21 Dec 1939||late 1940|
|HMS Douglas (D 90)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||20 Nov 1940||Feb 1941|
|HMS Leamington (G 19)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Feb 1941||14 Apr 1942|
|HMS Westminster (L 40)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||10 Aug 1942||17 Jan 1945|
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Submarine HMS Oxley (55 P)
25 Aug 1939
HMS Oxley (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) departed Portsmouth for Dundee. (1)
28 Aug 1939
HMS Oxley (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) arrived at Dundee. (1)
4 Sep 1939
HMS Oxley (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) departed Dundee for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Norway near Stavanger. (1)
Destroyer HMS Walpole (D 41)
8 Mar 1940
HMS Walpole (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) picks up 78 survivors from the British merchant Counsellor that was sunk 6 nautical miles bearing 280 from Liverpool Bar Lightship in position 53°38'N, 03°23'W after hitting a mine laid on 6 January 1940 by German U-boat U-30
13 May 1940
HMS Walpole (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) evacuated from IJmuiden, Holland leading members of the Netherlands bank and industrial diamonds. (2)
27 Jul 1940
HMS Walpole (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) was damaged by bombs from German aircraft while escorting a convoy off Dover.
28 Oct 1940
HMS Walpole (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) detonates a magnetic mine. She is damaged and towed to Sheerness by HMS Windsor (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Huddart, RN). Repairs at Green R & H Green and Silley Weir Ltd., London last to April 1941.
Destroyer HMS Leamington (G 19)
27 May 1941
HMS Leamington (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) collides with the Norwegian merchant Thyra (1655 GRT, offsite link) in the North Atlantic in position 52°25'N, 19°22'W. The Thyra sank and the 20 survivors (out of a crew of 24) were rescued by the Leamington, this ship having received only minor damages.
11 Sep 1941
German U-boat U-207 was sunk in the Denmark Strait south-east of Angmassalik, Greenland, in position 63°59'N, 34°48'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Leamington (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) and HMS Veteran (Cdr. W.E.J. Eames, RN).
27 Mar 1942
On 27 March 1942 German U-boat U-587 was sunk in position 47°21'N, 21°39'W by depth charges by the British escort destroyers HMS Grove (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) and HMS Aldenham (Lt. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN) and the British destroyers HMS Volunteer (Lt. A.S. Pomeroy, RN) and HMS Leamington (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) of the 2nd Escort Group, escorting the troop convoy WS-17. The U-boat was found after a HF/DF fix by the British destroyer HMS Keppel (Cdr. J.E. Broome, RN).
- ADM 199/373
- Personal communication
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