Denis Jermain DSC, RN

Born  20 Nov 1917Torquay, Devon, England, U.K.
Died  26 Oct 2007(89)


1 Jan 1935 Cadet.
1 Sep 1935 Mid.
1 Jan 1938 A/S.Lt.
16 Jul 1938 S.Lt.
1 Aug 1939 Lt.
1 May 1945 A/Lt.Cdr.
1 Aug 1947 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1952 Cdr.
30 Jun 1960 Capt.

Retired: 25 Jun 1973


3 Dec 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 Jan 1941 DSC
10 Nov 1942 Bar to DSC
16 Feb 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 Dec 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
10 Jul 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
13 Nov 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Denis Jermain, RN

HMS MTB 309 (MTB 309)Motor Torpedo Boat
HMS MTB 315 (MTB 315)Motor Torpedo Boat
HMS MTB 31 (MTB 31)Lt.Motor Torpedo Boat5 Jul 19401 Jul 1941
HMS Manners (K 568)Lt.Frigate16 Dec 194327 Nov 1944
HMS Duckworth (K 351)Lt.FrigateFeb 194523 Jul 1945

Career information

1939-40 MTB 18 in command
1940 MTB 1 in command, MTB 24 in command, MTB 1 in command
1940-41 MTB 31 in command
1941 MTB 261 in command, MTB 57 in command
1941-42 Senior Officer 15th MTB Flotilla
1942-43 Senior Officer 10th MTB Flotilla
1951 HMS Cygnet in command
1951-52 HMS Peacock in command
1956-57 HMS Jamaica Executive Officer
1957-58 HMS Lagos in command
1961-63 20th Frigate Squadron in Command (HMSs Rothsay and Yarmouth).
1967-69 HMS London in command

He was also in command of the training establishment, HMS Raleigh from 1963-65

Appointed ADC to The Queen 7 Jan. 1969

He finished his career as Commodore Superintendent Contract Built Ships with the rank of Commodore.

Events related to this officer

Frigate HMS Manners (K 568)

26 Oct 1944 (position 45.50, -40.15)
The Norwegian corvette Rose was rammed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 45°50'N, 40°15'W by the British frigate HMS Manners

Frigate HMS Duckworth (K 351)

27 Feb 1945 (position 49.51, -6.06)
German U-boat U-1208 was sunk in the English Channel south-east of Isles of Scilly, in position 49°51'783N, 06°06'750W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth (A/Lt.Cdr. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR).

26 Mar 1945 (position 49.56, -5.22)
German U-boat U-399 was sunk in the English Channel near Land's End, in position 49°56'N, 05°22'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Duckworth (Lt. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN).

29 Mar 1945 (position 49.58, -5.25)
German U-boat U-1169 was sunk in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, in position 49°58'N, 05°25'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Duckworth (Lt. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN).

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