Robert Marriott Aubrey DSC, RN

Born  30 Mar 1909
Died  Oct 1990(81)


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Ranks

1 May 1929 A/S.Lt.
1 Dec 1929 S.Lt.
1 May 1931 Lt.
1 May 1939 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1943 Cdr.

Retired: 30 Mar 1959


Decorations

14 Sep 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Robert Marriott Aubrey, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Blanche (H 47)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer27 Jun 193913 Nov 1939
HMS Campbell (D 60)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer8 Apr 194024 Jun 1940
HMS Fowey (L 15 / U 15)Lt.Cdr.Sloop6 Aug 194030 Nov 1942
HMS Wren (ii) (U 28)Lt.Cdr.Sloop16 Dec 19428 Nov 1943
HMS Exe (K 92)Lt.Cdr.Frigate24 Nov 194325 Feb 1944
HMCS Beacon Hill (K 407)Cdr.Frigate5 Mar 1945Aug 1945
HMS Musketeer (G 86)Cdr.DestroyerAug 19454 Jun 1946

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Campbell (D 60)


20 Jun 1940
The British merchant Empire Conveyor is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-122 about 50 nautical miles south of Barra Head, Hebrides in position 56°16'N, 08°10'W. HMS Campbell (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN) later picks up 38 survivors.


Sloop HMS Fowey (L 15 / U 15)


19 Oct 1940
HMS Fowey (Lt.Cdr.(emergency) L.C.A. Leefe, RN) picks up 35 survivors from the British merchant Empire Brigade that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 100 miles east-southeast of Rockall in position 57°12'N, 10°43'W.

Fowey also picks up 36 survivors from the British merchant Shekatika that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-123 about 90 miles east-southeast of Rockall in position 57°12'N, 11°08'W.

20 Nov 1942
HMS Fowey (Cdr. L.B.A. Majendie, RN (retired)) picks up 67 survivors from the British merchant Grangepark that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-263 west of Gibraltar in position 35°55'N, 10°14'W.


Sloop HMS Wren (ii) (U 28)


1 May 1943
The British merchant Port Victor is torpedoed and sunk north-east of the Azores in position 47°49'N, 22°02'W by German U-boat U-107. HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN) later picks up 145 survivors.

24 Jun 1943 (position 45.00, -11.59)
German U-boat U-449 was sunk at 1600hrs on 24 June 1943 in the North Atlantic, north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45°00'N, 11°59'W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN), HMS Woodpecker (Lt.Cdr. R.E.S. Hugonin, DSC, RN), HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) and HMS Wild Goose (Lt.Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN).

14 Jul 1943
On the 14th of July, the seven survivors of German U-boat U-607 were rescued by HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN). U-607 was sunk the day before (13 July 1943) by Sunderland "N" of the British 228. Sqn and Halifax "Q" of the British 58. Sqn. (1)

30 Jul 1943 (position 45.33, -10.58)
German U-boat U-462 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay at position 45°33'N, 10°58'W.by a British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn 502/S) and gunfire from the British sloops HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN), HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Woodpecker (Lt.Cdr. R.E.S. Hugonin, DSC, RN), HMS Wild Goose (Lt.Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN) and HMS Woodcock (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN).

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