John Douglas Hayes DSO, RN

Born  22 May 1909

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1 Sep 1929 A/S.Lt.
16 Mar 1930 S.Lt.
1 Dec 1931 Lt.
1 Dec 1939 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.

Retired: 22 Jul 1957


28 Oct 1941 DSO
14 Apr 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Douglas Hayes, RN

HMS L IncompriseLt.Cdr.Torpedo boat6 Jul 1940Apr 1941
HMS Croome (L 62)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer25 Apr 1941Jul 1942
HMS Hyacinth (K 84)Lt.Cdr.Corvette5 Mar 194324 Oct 1943
HMS Vansittart (D 64)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer13 Dec 194320 Mar 1944

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Escort destroyer HMS Croome (L 62)

9 Aug 1941 (position 40.15, -20.55)
The Italian submarine Maggiore Baracca (offsite link) was rammed and sunk in the North Atlantic, north-east of the Azores, in position 40°15'N, 20°55'W by the British escort destroyer HMS Croome (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Hayes, RN).

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