Antony Fane de Salis DSO, RN

Born  11 May 1896


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Ranks

15 Sep 1913 Mid.
15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1916 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1917 Lt.
15 Apr 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1948


Decorations

26 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Aug 1941 DSO
11 Jun 1966 MBE

Warship Commands listed for Antony Fane de Salis, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Duncan (D 99)Capt.Destroyer17 Feb 194018 Feb 1940
HMS Faulknor (H 62)Capt.Destroyer19 Feb 194026 Jan 1942
HMS Sussex (96)Capt.Heavy cruiser1 Dec 194421 Jul 1946

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Faulknor (H 62)


3 Feb 1941
HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.F. de Salis, RN) picks up 4 survivors from the British tanker British Premier that was torpedoed and sunk on 24 December 1940 by German U-boat U-65 200 nautical miles southwest of Freetown in position 06°20'N, 13°20'W.

8 Mar 1941
HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.F. de Salis, RN) picks up 61 survivors from the British merchant Harmodius that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-105 north-north-east of the Cape Verde Islands in position 20°35'N, 20°40'W.

HMS Faulknor also picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Hindpool that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 north of the Cape Verde Islands in position 20°51'N, 20°32'W.

HMS Faulknor, and HMS Forester together pick up 107 survivors from the British merchant Nardana that was also torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 north of the Cape Verde Islands in position 20°51'N, 20°32'W.

20 May 1941
At 21.24 hours on 20 May 1941, the British merchant Javanese Prince is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-138 155 nautical miles northwest of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. One crew member was lost. The master, 45 crew members, eight gunners and four passengers were picked up by the British destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.F. de Salis, RN), HMS Lincoln (Lt. R.J. Hanson, RN) and the British rescue tug HMRT Assurance (Sub.Lt. E.E. Litts). All survivors were transferred to the British rescue ship Toward and landed at Gourock on 28 May.

18 Jun 1941
German U-boat U-138 was sunk west of Cadiz, in position 36°04'N, 07°29'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.F. de Salis, DSO, RN), HMS Fearless (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Tancock, DSC, RN), HMS Foresight (Cdr. J.S.C. Salter, RN) and HMS Foxhound (Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN).


Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (96)


26 Jul 1945
Her Task Force was attacked by 2 "Val" suicides (Mitsubishi type 99 dive-bombers): one was shot down by escort carrier Ameer and the second by Sussex. However, this latter one bounced on the surface of the sea and impacted the cruiser's hull above the waterline, causing a 2? metre dent. Later in the same day Sussex downed another aircraft.


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