Edward Arthur Aylmer DSC, RN

Born  20 Mar 1892
Died  30 Oct 1974(82)


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Ranks

15 Jan 1910 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1913 S.Lt.
14 Dec 1914 Lt
16 Dec 1922 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1927 Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1944


Decorations

22 Jun 1917 DSC
6 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Edward Arthur Aylmer, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Curacoa (D 41)Capt.Light cruiser5 Dec 19394 Feb 1940
HMS Curacoa (D 41)Capt.Light cruiser11 Feb 194010 Aug 1940
HMS Newcastle (76)Capt.Light cruiser15 Aug 194014 Feb 1942

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Curacoa (D 41)


24 Apr 1940
After four days serving as AA protection off Aldansnes, Norway HMS Curacoa (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) is seriously damaged by bombs from German aircraft. Repairs lasted into August. (1)


Light cruiser HMS Newcastle (76)


25 Jul 1941
HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) intercepts the German merchant Erlangen (6101 GRT) was intercepted south-east off the River Plate estuary. However before the ship could be captured the ship was set on fire by its own crew.

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