Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN

Born  29 Jun 1900

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1 May 1917 Mid.
1 Jan 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1919 S.Lt.
15 Aug 1921 Lt.
15 Aug 1929 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1936 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Retired: 20 May 1948


Warship Commands listed for Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN

HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)Cdr.Sloop7 Nov 193826 Oct 1940
HMS Escapade (H 17)Cdr.Destroyer10 Dec 1940Feb 1941
HMS Arrow (H 42)Cdr.Destroyer13 Mar 1941mid 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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