Sir William Gerrard Andrewes DSO, RN
|Born ||3 Nov 1899|
|Died ||24 Nov 1974||(75)|
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|30 Jun 1915|| ||Mid.|
|15 Sep 1917|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 May 1918|| ||S.Lt.|
|15 Oct 1919|| ||Lt.|
|15 Oct 1927|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1932|| ||Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1938|| ||Capt.|
|8 Jan 1948|| ||Rear-Admiral|
|1 Dec 1950|| ||Vice-Admiral|
|24 Nov 1954|| ||Admiral|
Retired: 10 Jan 1957
Warship Commands listed for William Gerrard Andrewes, RN
|HMS Albatross (I 22)||Capt.||Repair Ship||23 Aug 1939||20 Feb 1940|
|HMS Uganda (66)||Capt.||Light cruiser||19 Sep 1942||22 Nov 1943|
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13 Sep 1943
During the landings at Salerno HMS Uganda (Capt. W.G. Andrewes, RN) is hit by a German radio controlled glider bomb. The bomb hit the ship on the starboard side aft and went through seven decks and the ship's bottom before it exploded. The ship went Charleston, South Carolina, USA for repairs and was subsequently transferred to the RCN.
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