John Hughes-Hallett DSO, RN
|Born||1 Dec 1901|
Retired: 8 Sep 1954
Warship Commands listed for John Hughes-Hallett, RN
|HMS Jamaica (44)||Capt.||Light cruiser||12 Dec 1943||Jan 1946|
|HMS Malaya (01)||Capt.||Battleship||26 Feb 1945||6 Mar 1945|
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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.
Battleship HMS Malaya (01)
3 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Malaya (Capt. J. Hughes-Hallett, DSO, RN) departed the Clyde area for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. H.R.A. Kidston, RN), HMS Inman (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Petre, RNR) and HMS Knaresborough Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.F. Marchant, RNR).
At 0215/3, the escort was reinforced by HMS Geranium (T/Lt. C. Blackshaw, RNVR).
At 1220/3, HMS Geranium was detached.
At 1315/3, 'Force 26' joined the escort, it was made up of HMS Faulknor (Cdr. Douglas Eric Holland-Martin, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Bulldog (?), HMCS Iroquois (Capt. K.F. Adams, RCN) and HMCS Haida (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN).
HMS Malaya arrived at Plymouth around 0830/4. (1)
- ADM 53/119849
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