Robert Fergus Jenks DSC, RN

Born  12 Jul 1909


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Ranks

1 Sep 1930 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1932 Lt.
1 Apr 1940 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1944 Cdr.

Retired: 29 Mar 1958


Decorations

1 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
24 Mar 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 May 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 May 1944 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Robert Fergus Jenks, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 32 (N 32)Lt.Submarine15 Apr 19395 Feb 1940
HMS Vega (L 41)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer6 Nov 1940late 1940
HMS Atherstone (L 05)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer2 Dec 1940Apr 1942
HMS Quail (G 45)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer16 Nov 1942early 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 32 (N 32)


31 Aug 1939
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) departed Blyth to take up a patrol position in the Heligoland Bight. When war broke out between Britain and Germany this became her 1st war patrol. [As no log is available for September 1939 no map can be displayed.] (1)

13 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Blyth. (1)

4 Oct 1939
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) departed Blyth for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. [As no log is available for October 1939 no map can be displayed.] (1)

14 Oct 1939
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

20 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) departed Rosyth for Portsmouth. (2)

22 Oct 1939
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

[At Portsmouth H 32 was docked, date currently unknown to us]. (3)

3 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) was undocked. (4)

4 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. (4)

7 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN) and HMS Guillemot (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN). (4)

10 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (4)

11 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (4)

12 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (4)

17 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (4)

18 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (4)

25 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (4)

3 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (5)

5 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (5)

10 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (5)

11 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (5)

12 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (5)

13 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (5)

16 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with trawlers. (5)

17 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (5)

18 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (5)

29 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN). (5)

3 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

10 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

11 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

12 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

13 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

15 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

21 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

23 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (6)

5 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted independent exercises off Portland. (6)


Destroyer HMS Vega (L 41)


11 Nov 1940
HMS Vega (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Jenks, RN) was damaged when she hit a mine near Harwich (off Sunk Head). Repairs were only completed on 14 November 1942 !

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1828
  2. ADM 199/373
  3. ADM 199/2556
  4. ADM 173/15698
  5. ADM 173/15699
  6. ADM 173/16283

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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