Norman Lanyon DSC, RN

Born  9 Mar 1908


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Ranks

1 May 1928 A/S.Lt.
16 Jan 1929 S.Lt.
16 May 1931 Lt.
16 May 1939 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Cdr.

Retired: 15 Feb 1958


Decorations

27 Jun 1944 DSC
7 Nov 1944 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Norman Lanyon, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Volunteer (D 71)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer30 Dec 193912 Jan 1942
HMS Impulsive (D 11)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerJan 1942early 1942
HMS Echo (H 23)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer17 Feb 194211 Feb 1943
HMS Tumult (R 11)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer23 Feb 194315 Nov 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Volunteer (D 71)


7 Jun 1940
The British merchant Frances Massey is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-48 14 nautical miles north-west of Tory Island. The sole survivor, the master, was picked up by the British destroyer HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN).


Destroyer HMS Tumult (R 11)


29 Nov 1943 (position 40.52, -18.54)
German U-boat U-86 was sunk east of the Azores, in position 40°52'N, 18°54'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) and HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Ackworth, OBE, RN).


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