Harold Thomas Armstrong DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||12 Jul 1904||Portsmouth|
|Died||30 Mar 1944||(39)||HMS Laforey (G 99)|
Warship Commands listed for Harold Thomas Armstrong, RN
|HMS Cricket (T 75)||Cdr.||River gunboat||28 Oct 1938||late 1939|
|HMS Wren (i) (D 88)||Cdr.||Destroyer||13 Jan 1940||30 May 1940|
|HMS Maori (F 24)||Cdr.||Destroyer||30 May 1940||9 Jul 1941|
|HMS Onslow (G 17)||Capt.||Destroyer||6 Aug 1941||28 Nov 1942|
|HMS Laforey (G 99)||Capt.||Destroyer||Sep 1943||30 Mar 1944 (+)|
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Destroyer HMS Onslow (G 17)
31 Dec 1941
German U-boat U-87 torpedoed and damaged the British merchant Cardita about 110 miles bearing 307 from St.Kilda in position 59°18'N, 12°50'W. The vessel foundered in 3 January 1942 in position in 59°42'N, 11°58'W.
HMS Onslow (Capt H.T. Armstrong, DSC, RN) later picks up 23 of the crew.
14 Sep 1942 (position 75.40, 20.32)
German U-boat U-589 was sunk in the Arctic Ocean south-west of Spitsbergen, in position 75°40'N, 20°32'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Onslow (Capt H.T. Armstrong, DSC, RN) and depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft of the escort carrier HMS Avenger (Sqdn 825).
Destroyer HMS Laforey (G 99)
30 Mar 1944 (position 38.48, 14.10)
German U-boat U-223 was sunk in the Mediterranean north of Palermo, in position 38°48'N, 14°10'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Laforey (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Hambledon (Lt. L.G. Toone, RN) and HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN).
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