George Vivian Barnett Faulkner, RN
|Born||18 Mar 1897|
Retired: 18 Mar 1947
Warship Commands listed for George Vivian Barnett Faulkner, RN
|HMS Dragon (D 46)||A/Capt.||Light cruiser||26 Jul 1942||26 Jul 1942|
|HMS Hecla (i) (F 20)||A/Capt.||Destroyer Depot Ship||2 Nov 1942||12 Nov 1942|
|HMS Abercrombie (F 109)||A/Capt.||Monitor||31 Dec 1942||late 1943|
|HMS Ravager (D 70)||A/Capt.||Escort Carrier||16 May 1944||23 Oct 1945|
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Monitor HMS Abercrombie (F 109)
9 Sep 1943
Around 1700 hours on this day HMS Abercrombie (A/Capt. G.V.B. Faulkner, RN) drifted into an unswept area and hit a mine amidships. She was supporting the Salerno landings at this moment. It exploded under the starboard bulge abreast of the tripod foremast. The mine opened a hole measuring 20 feet by 12 feet and she took a list of 10 degrees, however, with prompt counter-flooding, she again achieved trim. There was little damage inboard of the bulge. The most significant damage occurred to the fittings. Radar and the main director were put out of commission. She was no longer capable of indirect fire and it was feared that use of the main armament would further weaken her. Her machinery was undamaged so two days later she left for Palermo. She then went to Bizerta and finally to the Taranto dockyard on 7 October.