Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN
|Born||29 Jun 1900|
Retired: 20 May 1948
Warship Commands listed for Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN
|HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)||Cdr.||Sloop||7 Nov 1938||26 Oct 1940|
|HMS Escapade (H 17)||Cdr.||Destroyer||10 Dec 1940||Feb 1941|
|HMS Arrow (H 42)||Cdr.||Destroyer||13 Mar 1941||mid 1941|
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Sloop HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)
1 Oct 1940
The British passenger ship Highland Patriot is torpedoed and sunk about 500 nautical miles west of Bishop Rock in position 52°20'N, 19°04'W by German U-boat U-38. HMS Wellington (Cdr. R.E. Hyde-Smith, RN) later picks up 169 survivors.
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