Harold Pitcairn Henderson, RN

Born  3 Apr 1901


15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 May 1923 Lt.
15 May 1931 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1951


16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1946 DSO
1 Jan 1955 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Harold Pitcairn Henderson, RN

HMS Black Swan (L 57 / U 57)Cdr.Sloop25 Oct 1940Nov/Dec 40
HMS Venomous (D 75)Cdr.Destroyer23 Dec 19403 Jul 1941
HMS Boadicea (H 65)Cdr.Destroyer4 Jul 1941Feb 1942
HMS Harvester (H 19)Cdr.Destroyer15 Mar 19429 Aug 1942
HMS Philoctetes (F 134)Capt.Destroyer Depot Ship8 Oct 1942Nov 1943
HMS Jervis (F 00)Capt.Destroyer16 Nov 194325 Jan 1944
HMS Grenville (ii) (R 97)Capt.Destroyer28 Jan 1944Jun 1945
HMS Grenville (ii) (R 97)Capt.Destroyer27 Aug 1945mid 1946

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Events related to this officer

Sloop HMS Black Swan (L 57 / U 57)

1 Nov 1940
HMS Black Swan (Cdr. H.P. Henderson, RN) is damaged by a mine in the Firth of Forth. Repairs at Dundee took till mid-April.

Destroyer HMS Jervis (F 00)

23 Jan 1944
At the same time that HMS Janus was sunk HMS Jervis was hit by a German radio controlled bomb and was damaged although she suffered no casualties.

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