John Ronald Gower DSC, RN

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1 Sep 1935 Lt.
1 Sep 1943 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.
30 Jun 1953 Capt.

Retired: 28 Aug 1962


26 Dec 1944 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Ronald Gower, RN

HMS Winchester (L 55)Lt.Destroyer31 May 194217 Aug 1943
HMS Swift (G 46)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer11 Oct 194324 Jun 1944
HMS Orwell (G 98)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer15 Jul 194416 Oct 1945

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Destroyer HMS Orwell (G 98)

20 Mar 1945
HMS Orwell (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Gower, DSC, RN) picks up 65 survivors (of which one died aboard the destroyer) from the American merchant Horace Bushnell that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-995 about 25 nautical miles east of North Kilden Light in position 69°23'N, 35°17'E.

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