Basil Owen Bell-Salter, RN
|Born||28 Mar 1888|
Retired: 1 Feb 1934
Warship Commands listed for Basil Owen Bell-Salter, RN
|HMS Carthage (F 99)||Capt. (retired)||Armed Merchant Cruiser||28 Aug 1939||Dec 1940|
|HMS Carthage (F 99)||Capt. (retired)||Armed Merchant Cruiser||19 Feb 1942||1 May 1942|
Basil Owen Bell Salter was born on 28th March 1888 at Wyke Regis in Dorset, the son of the Rev. Thomas Morgan Bell Salter and his wife Georgina Mary nee Ward. He was therefore over 60 at the outbreak of WWII. In World War I he appears to have served on the Australian Light Cruiser RMAS Sydney which took part in the sinking of the German cruiser SMS Emden near the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean on 9th November 1914.
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