Edward Francis Baines DSO, RN

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16 Jan 1936 Lt.
1 Jan 1944 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 1 Nov 1956


10 Nov 1942 DSO
28 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Edward Francis Baines, RN

HMS Bramham (L 51)Lt.Escort destroyer5 May 1942Mar 1943
HMS Talybont (L 18)Lt.Escort destroyer30 Mar 194331 Jul 1944
HMS Kimberley (F 50)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer10 Mar 1945mid 1945

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Escort destroyer HMS Bramham (L 51)

10 Aug 1942
HMS Bramham (Lt. E.F. Baines, RN) was part of the convoy of Operation Pedestal, comprising of fourteen merchant ships on their way to the island of Malta to bring greatly needed supplies. For the next three days, the convoy endured the most ferocious and heaviest bombardment of any convoy in World War II. An American tanker, Ohio, had valuable cargo for the island, and was damaged on three separate occasions. Together with the HMS Penn, and other destroyers, the HMS Bramham latched itself to the side of the Ohio to keep it afloat, and guided it to Malta, while being bombarded by German and Italian aircraft, U-Boats and E-Boats. (1)

20 Oct 1942
HMS Bramham left for Gibraltar on escort duties in connection with Operation Torch. On November 20th, Bramham was hit by a bomb which penetrated the ship and exploded in the sea beneath her. She received a lot of structural damage, and was flooded, requiring temporary repairs at Algiers. (1)

24 Jan 1943
Sailed for the UK as additional escort for MK56, after being repaired in Gibraltar. (1)


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