Arthur Robert Halfhide, RN

Born  13 Dec 1890


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Ranks

15 May 1907 Mid.
30 Jul 1910 S.Lt.
30 Jul 1911 Lt.
30 Jul 1919 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1925 Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Capt.

Retired: 28 Jul 1942


Decorations

1 Jan 1940 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Robert Halfhide, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Adventure (M 23)Capt.Minelayer31 Jul 1939Dec 1939
HMS VindictiveCapt.Repair Ship2 Jan 1940late 1940
HMS Resolution (09)Capt.BattleshipOct 19401 Aug 1942

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Events related to this officer

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)


5 Apr 1941
The British battleship HMS Resolution and the Polish destroyers Garland and Piorun escorted troop ships to Hvalfjord, Iceland. They arrived in Iceland on the 9th. (1)

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