Alexander Robert Hammick, RN
|Born||16 Feb 1887|
Retired: 26 Jun 1940
Warship Commands listed for Alexander Robert Hammick, RN
|HMS Sussex (96)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||16 Dec 1938||6 Jun 1940|
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Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (96)
Sussex and sister ship Shropshire formed Group "H" in the South Atlantic in the hunt for the Graf Spee.
2 Dec 1939
The German passenger ship Watussi (9552 GRT) is intercepted in the South Atlantic about 50 nautical miles south of Cape Agulhas, South-Africa by the British battlecruiser HMS Renown (Capt. C.E.B. Simeon, RN) and the British heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (Capt A.R. Hammick, RN). However, before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.
Following the Graf Spee scuttling in December 1939 HMS Sussex returned to the UK, took part in the Norwegian Campaign then went to Glasgow for a refit.
28 May 1940
HMS Sussex (Capt. A.R. Hammick, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Zulu (Cdr. J.S. Crawford, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN). (1)
- ADM 53/113290
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