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


21 Dec 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 May 1944 DSO
1 Jan 1945 CBE
9 Jun 1949 CB
2 Feb 1951 KBE

Warship Commands listed for William Gerrard Andrewes, RN

HMS Albatross (I 22)Capt.Repair Ship23 Aug 193920 Feb 1940
HMS Uganda (66)Capt.Light cruiser19 Sep 194222 Nov 1943

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Light cruiser HMS Uganda (66)

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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