Albert Ayre DSO, RD, RNR

Birth details unknown


13 Aug 1928 S.Lt.
13 Aug 1930 Lt.
13 Aug 1938 Lt.Cdr. (retired)
??? A/Cdr.

Retired: 19 Sep 1935


19 Oct 1943 DSO
21 Sep 1944 RD

Warship Commands listed for Albert Ayre, RNR

HMS Scottish (FY 245)Lt.Cdr. (retired)ASW Trawler6 Nov 1940Dec 1940
HMS Kingston Jacinth (4.45)Lt.Cdr. (retired)ASW TrawlerDec 1940Feb 1941
HMS Primrose (K 91)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Corvette12 Feb 194124 Sep 1942
HMS Lagan (K 259)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Frigate24 Sep 1942late 1943

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Events related to this officer

Corvette HMS Primrose (K 91)

8 Aug 1942
HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR (retired)) picks up 54 survivors from the Greek merchant Mount Kassion that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-176 and 7 survivors from the British merchant Anneberg that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-379 in convoy SC-94 southeast of Cape Farwell in position 56°30'N, 32°14'W.

Frigate HMS Lagan (K 259)

12 May 1943 (position 46.30, -25.40)
German U-boat U-89 was sunk in the Northern Atlantic, in position 46°30'N, 25°40'W by a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 811) from the British escort carrier HMS Biter (Capt. E.M.C. Abel Smith, RN), the British destroyer HMS Broadway (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Chevasse, RN) and the British frigate HMS Lagan (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR).

13 May 1943 (position 48.37, -22.39)
German U-boat U-753 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 48°37'N, 22°39'W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Drumheller (Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), the British frigate HMS Lagan (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR) and depth charges from a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 423/G).

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