William Evan Ironside Littlejohn DSC, RANVR

Born  14 Jul 1920Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia


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Ranks

25 Jun 1940 S.Lt.
1 Nov 1942 Lt.
31 Dec 1950 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

2 Dec 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for William Evan Ironside Littlejohn, RANVR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Shakespeare (P 221)Lt.Submarine1 Mar 19446 Mar 1944
HMS Vox (P 73)Lt.Submarine15 May 1945Oct 1945

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Submarine HMS Vox (P 73)


15 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)).

During the exercises Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR took over command from Lt. Michell, RN. (1)

18 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (1)

21 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN). (1)

22 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (1)

23 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (1)

28 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN). (1)

29 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (1)

30 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HrMs Abraham Crijnssen (Cdr. S. Dobbenga, RNN(R)). (1)

16 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (2)

17 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (2)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (2)

19 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted speed trials and gunnery exercises off Sydney. (2)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Geraldton (T/Lt. G.L.B. Parry, RANVR). (2)

21 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted gunnery exercises off Sydney a target that was towed by HMS Guardian (Capt. J.S. Metcalf, DSC, RD, RNR). (2)

24 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. the Viscount Jocelyn, RN), HMS Queenborough (Cdr. P.L. Saumarez, DSC and Bar, RN), HMAS Napier (Capt. H.J. Buchanan, DSO, RAN), HMAS Norman (Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN) and HMAS Nepal (Lt.Cdr. C.J. Stephenson, RAN). (2)

25 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Ulysses, HMS Urania (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Grenville (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO, RN), HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. C.E.R. Sharp, RN) and HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR). (2)

26 Jun 1945
During the night of 26/27 June 1945, HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR), conducted night exercises off Sydney with HMS Lewes (T/Lt. M.H. Grylls, SANF(V)) and HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (2)

28 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (2)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (2)

17 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Sydney for Auckland. She was escorted by HMAS Lismore (T/Lt. D.S. Thomson, RANR(S)).

For the daily positions of HMS Vox during this passage see the map below.

(3)

23 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Auckland. (3)

25 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Auckland with HMNZS HDML 1183 (T/Lt. I.H. Curd, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1184 (T/Lt. J. Gifford, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1185 (T/Lt. G.R. Curtis, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1186 (T/Lt. A.R. Joughin, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1187 (Lt. W.R.G. Reid, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1188 (T/A/Lt. A.N. Burt, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1189 (T/Lt. G.A.B. Walker, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1190 (T/Lt. D.F. Davis, RNZNVR) and HMS HDML 1349 (T/Lt. A.J. Gillon, RNZNVR). (3)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Auckland with HMNZS HDML 1183 (T/Lt. I.H. Curd, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1184 (T/Lt. J. Gifford, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1185 (T/Lt. G.R. Curtis, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1190 (T/Lt. D.F. Davis, RNZNVR), HMNZS Sandra (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR). (3)

27 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Auckland with HMNZS Sandra (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR). (3)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Auckland with HMNZS Sanda (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR), HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR), HMNZS HDML 1186 (T/Lt. A.R. Joughin, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1187 (Lt. W.R.G. Reid, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1189 (T/Lt. G.A.B. Walker, RNZNVR) and HMS HDML 1349 (T/Lt. A.J. Gillon, RNZNVR). (3)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Auckland with HMNZS HDML 1183 (T/Lt. I.H. Curd, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1184 (T/Lt. J. Gifford, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1185 (T/Lt. G.R. Curtis, RNZNVR) and HMNZS HDML 1190 (T/Lt. D.F. Davis, RNZNVR). (3)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Auckland for Gisborne.

For the daily positions of HMS Vox during the passage from Auckland to Wellington see the map below.

(4)

3 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Gisborne. (4)

4 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Gisborne for Wellington. (4)

5 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Wellington. (4)

8 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (4)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (4)

10 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with ML's. (4)

13 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR), HMNZS Hautapu (T/Lt. W. Strong, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (4)

14 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted exercises off Wellington. (4)

19 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Wellington for Sydney.

For the daily positions of HMS Vox during this passage see the map below.

(4)

25 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Sydney. (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20352
  2. ADM 173/20353
  3. ADM 173/20354
  4. ADM 173/20355

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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