Arthur Robert Halfhide, RN
|Born||13 Dec 1890|
Retired: 28 Jul 1942
Warship Commands listed for Arthur Robert Halfhide, RN
|HMS Adventure (M 23)||Capt.||Minelayer||31 Jul 1939||Dec 1939|
|HMS Vindictive||Capt.||Repair Ship||2 Jan 1940||late 1940|
|HMS Resolution (09)||Capt.||Battleship||Oct 1940||1 Aug 1942|
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Minelayer HMS Adventure (M 23)
13 Nov 1939
During the night of 12/13 November 1939 the German destroyers Karl Galster, Wilhelm Heidkamp, Hermann Kunne and Hans Ludemann lay a minefield in the South and Edinborough channels. Soon after the minefield had been laid the mine laying cruiser HMS Adventure (Capt. A. R. Halfhide, RN) ran into a mine. Temporally disabled the injured were transferred to the destroyer HMS Basilisk (Cdr. M. Richard, RN) while the destroyer HMS Blanche (Lt.Cdr. R.N. Aubrey, RN) stood by. As the force made its way towards safety HMS Blanche was mined and settled by the stern. The tug Fabia went to the destroyers assistance but as she was towed the destroyer capsized and sank. HMS Blanche lost two crew killed and twelve injured.
See this website (offsite link) for a detailed account of the mining of HMS Adventure and HMS Blanche.
Battleship HMS Resolution (09)
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