Tempest Hay, RN

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16 Sep 1938 S.Lt.
16 Sep 1939 Lt.
16 Sep 1947 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1957 Cdr.
31 Dec 1964 Capt.

Retired: 18 Apr 1969


Warship Commands listed for Tempest Hay, RN

HMS Waldegrave (K 579)Lt.Frigate25 Jan 194424 Sep 1945

Career information

Serving on HMS Punjabi he received a Mention In Despatches and later Commanded The Captain Class Frigate HMS Waldegrave which operated with distinction in the Atlantic, English Channel and Normandy/Netherlands He later commanded a senior post in NATO operating from St Angelo in the Mediterranean.

Further to earlier data on Captain T. Hay there is actual footage of this officer boarding a yacht early in WW2 from HMS Punjabi taken by a fellow officer. It is ironic that Captain Hay later commanded a Captain Class Frigate HMS Waldegrave when his Commanding Officer of HMS Punjabi at the time of the loss of this destroyer having been cut in half by HMS King George V on May 1st 1942 - was Lt Cmdr Waldegrave!

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