Mark Taylor Collier, RN

Born  28 Jul 1901


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Ranks

15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1922 Lt.
15 Oct 1930 Lt.Cdr.
??? A/Cdr.
28 Jul 1946 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 28 Jul 1946


Decorations

29 Jun 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Mark Taylor Collier, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Alecto (J 10)Lt.Cdr.Submarine Depot Ship1 Feb 193821 Nov 1939
HMS Bradford (H 72)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer8 Oct 1940early 1941
HMS Leith (L 36 / U 36)Lt.Cdr.Sloop21 Mar 194124 Jun 1941
HMS Arethusa (26)A/Cdr.Light cruiser17 Nov 194221 Nov 1942
HMS Arethusa (26)A/Cdr.Light cruiserDec 194230 Jun 1943

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Arethusa (26)


17 Nov 1942
17 November 1942 / 20 November 1942;
Operation Stone Age;

On 17 November 1942 a convoy of 4 merchants (MW-13) left Alexandria for Malta. This convoy was escorted by the British light cruisers HMS Arethusa, HMS Euryalus, HMS Dido and 10 destroyers.

On the 18th HMS Arethusa (Capt. A.C. Chapman, RN) was hit by a aerial torpedo. She was heavily damaged and towed back to Alexandria. 156 men lost their lives during this attack. She was patched up and later went to the Charleston Navy Yard in the USA for full repairs. These repairs were not completed until December 1943. Capt. Chapman was severely burnt in this attack.

The convoy arrived safe at Malta on the 20th. This meant the end of the Malta siege.


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