James Neville Coombs, RNVR

Born  24 Dec 1918
Died   1994(75)

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4 Oct 1940 T/S.Lt.
1 Jan 1943 T/Lt.


Warship Commands listed for James Neville Coombs, RNVR

HMS Umbra (P 35)T/Lt.Submarine7 Jun 19443 Jul 1944
HMS Otus (N 92)T/Lt.Submarine3 Jan 1945late 1945

Career information

21.11.1940-09.02.1941, HMS Cotswold (destroyer).

10.02.1941-23.03.1941, training course, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport).

24.03.1941-23.04.1941, HMS H 50 (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)]

24.04.1941-22.06.1941, spare officer, HMS Titania (depot ship 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch) 04.1941-06.1941 HMS Tigris (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]

23.06.1941-25.02.1942, HMS Otway (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)]

26.02.1942-06.05.1943, HMS P 44, renamed HMS United (02-43) (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) from 03.1943 HMS Talbot (depot ship, 10th Submarine Flotilla, Malta)]

07.05.1943-07.07.1943, First Lieutenant, HMS H 44 (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)]

08.07.1943-09.05.1944, First Lieutenant, HMS Viking (submarine) [tender to HMS Forth (depot ship, 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)]

10.05.1944-(10.1944), spare officer, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)

05.06.1944-07.1944, Commanding Officer, HMS Umbra (submarine) (temporarily) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]

07.1944-1944, Commanding Officers' qualifying course [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]

03.01.1945-late 1945, Commanding Officer, HMS Otus (submarine) [tender to HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship, South Africa)]

* ?-24.11.1945 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)

late 1945, Commanding Officer, HMS Northern Duke (anti-submarine warfare trawler) based at HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban, South Africa)

After the war he settled in New Zealand and past away in 1994.

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