William Alan Frank Hawkins DSO, DSC, OBE, RN

Born  23 Apr 1908


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Ranks

1 Sep 1928 A/S.Lt.
1 Jun 1929 S.Lt.
1 Aug 1931 Lt.
1 Aug 1939 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1943 Cdr.
31 Dec 1948 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1958


Decorations

16 Aug 1940 DSC
24 Jun 1941 OBE
1 Sep 1942 DSO

Warship Commands listed for William Alan Frank Hawkins, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Sardonyx (H 26)Lt.Destroyer17 Jan 1939Dec 1939
HMS Winchelsea (D 46)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 Dec 1939Dec 1941
HMS Partridge (G 30)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer17 Dec 194118 Dec 1942
HMS Whirlwind (ii) (R 87)Cdr.Destroyer14 Jun 1944Jul 1946

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Winchelsea (D 46)


27 Jul 1940
HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, RN) picks up 48 survivors from the British merchant Sambre that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-34 south-south-west of Rockall in position 56°37'N, 17°53'W.

HMS Winchelsea also picks up 36 survivors from the British merchant Thiara that was also torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-34 south-south-west of Rockall in position 56°37'N, 17°56'W.

17 Sep 1940
HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, RN) picks up 25 survivors from the British merchant Crown Arun that was torpedoed and sunk (with gunfire) by German U-boat U-99 north of Rockall in position 58°02'N, 14°18'W.

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