Paul Charles Chapman DSO, DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Apr 1940 S.Lt.
1 Dec 1940 Lt.
1 Dec 1948 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1951 Cdr.

Retired: 6 Mar 1970


Decorations

7 Oct 1941 DSC
7 Apr 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
7 Jul 1942 Bar to DSC
24 Oct 1944 DSO
8 Jul 1963 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Paul Charles Chapman, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 33 (N 33)Lt.Submarine7 Oct 194231 Dec 1942
HMS Upstart (P 65)Lt.Submarine29 Dec 19429 Aug 1945
HMS Unbending (P 37)Lt.SubmarineJan 1945
HMS Telemachus (P 321)Lt.Submarine20 Aug 1945Oct 1945 ?

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Upstart (P 65)


14 Sep 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) sank the French fishing vessels Grotte de Bethlehem (49 GRT) and Torpille (46 GRT) in the Bay of Biscay.

2 Nov 1943
While on patrol off Toulon, southern France, HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) attacks the French merchant Medjerda. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

15 Feb 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) torpedoed and sank the German auxiliary minelayer Niedersachsen (1794 GRT, former French Guinea) off Toulon, southern France in position 43°03'N, 06°02'E.

21 May 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Tolentino (4898 GRT, former French Saumur) half a mile east of Port Vendres, southern France.

28 Jul 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant Pascoli south-east of Cape Cepet, southern France. The torpedoes however miss their target.


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