John Herbert Huntley, RN

Born  29 Jul 1900

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15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 May 1923 Lt.
15 May 1931 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Cdr.
1 Jan 1944 A/Capt.

Retired: 29 Jul 1950


Warship Commands listed for John Herbert Huntley, RN

HMS Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)Cdr.Sloop29 Sep 1939Mar 1941
HMS Tracker (D 24)A/Capt.Escort Carrier17 Jan 1944Oct 1945 ?

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Sloop HMS Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)

21 Sep 1940
The British tanker Invershannon is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 480 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°40'N, 22°04'W. 17 survivors were later picked up by the British sloop HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN) and 15 survivors were picked up by the British ASW trawler HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNVR).

Escort Carrier HMS Tracker (D 24)

3 Apr 1944 (position 73.44, 27.12)
German U-boat U-288 was sunk in the Barents Sea east of Bear Island, in position 73°44'N, 27°12'E, by depth charges and rockets from a Swordfish (819 Sqn FAA) and an Avenger/Wildcat team (846 Sqn FAA) of the British escort carriers HMS Activity and HMS Tracker.

For the following sequence of photographs that show U-288 being attacked shortly before sinking we would like to thank David Tolley who's father Raymond Tolley was an Air Artificer aboard HMS Tracker during that time.

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