Harold Thomas Armstrong DSO, DSC, RN

Born  12 Jul 1904Portsmouth
Died  30 Mar 1944(39)HMS Laforey (G 99)

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15 Sep 1924 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1925 S,Lt.
15 Apr 1926 Lt.
15 Apr 1934 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1937 Cdr.
30 Jun 1941 Capt.


3 Dec 1940 DSC
14 Oct 1941 Bar to DSC
1 Dec 1942 DSO
15 Aug 1944 Bar to DSO (posthumous)
7 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID) (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Harold Thomas Armstrong, RN

HMS Cricket (T 75)Cdr.River gunboat28 Oct 1938mid 1939
HMS Dragonfly (T 11)Cdr.River gunboatmid 193927 Sep 1939
HMS Wren (i) (D 88)Cdr.Destroyer13 Jan 194030 May 1940
HMS Maori (F 24)Cdr.Destroyer30 May 19409 Jul 1941
HMS Onslow (G 17)Capt.Destroyer6 Aug 194128 Nov 1942
HMS Laforey (G 99)Capt.DestroyerSep 194330 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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