William Frank Niemann Gregory-Smith DSO, DSC, RN

Born  24 Jan 1910

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1 May 1930 A/S.Lt.
1 Nov 1930 S.Lt.
1 Aug 1932 Lt.
1 Aug 1940 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1944 Cdr.
30 Jun 1952 Capt.

Retired: 12 Jun 1961


21 Nov 1941 DSC
8 Sep 1942 DSO
29 Sep 1942 Bar to DSO
14 Nov 1944 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for William Frank Niemann Gregory-Smith, RN

HMS Eridge (L 68)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer14 Nov 1940mid 1942
HMS Javelin (F 61)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer30 Sep 1942Dec 1942
HMS Janus (F 53)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerDec 1942early 1943

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Escort destroyer HMS Eridge (L 68)

29 May 1942 (position 32.42, 24.53)
German U-boat U-568 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Tobruk, in position 32°42'N, 24°53'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN).

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