John Hughes-Hallett DSO, RN

Born  1 Dec 1901

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15 May 1922 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.
15 Apr 1931 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1934 Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Capt.
7 Jan 1950 Rear-Admiral
2 Feb 1953 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 8 Sep 1954


11 Mar 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
2 Oct 1942 DSO
4 Sep 1945 CB

Warship Commands listed for John Hughes-Hallett, RN

HMS Jamaica (44)Capt.Light cruiser12 Dec 1943Jan 1946

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Light cruiser HMS Jamaica (44)

26 Dec 1943
Assisted the British battleship HMS Duke of York, and other vessels in the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst on 26 December 1943.
Finally HMS Jamaica (Capt. J. Hughes-Hallett, DSO, RN) was ordered in to sink the heavily damaged Scharnhorst with torpedoes.

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