Charles Nugent Lentaigne DSO, RN

Born  26 Apr 1901

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15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1923 Lt.
15 Oct 1930 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Cdr.
31 Dec 1943 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1953


2 Jan 1942 DSO
4 May 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Charles Nugent Lentaigne, RN

HMS Gurkha (ii) (G 63)Cdr.Destroyer29 Oct 194017 Jan 1942
HMS Dasher (D 37)Cdr.Escort Carrier11 Aug 194212 Mar 1943

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Destroyer HMS Gurkha (ii) (G 63)

29 Sep 1941
At 0617hours on 29 September 1941, HMS Gurkha got a radar contact with the surfaced Italian submarine Diaspro in position 37°32'N, 06°45'E and was shortly thereafter missed by two torpedoes, which passed under the destroyer. Together with the Dutch destroyer HrMs Isaac Sweers, she engaged the submarine, but without result. The destroyers were part of the Force H (Adm. Somerville), returning from escorting a Malta convoy during Operation Halberd.

30 Sep 1941 (position 37.10, 0.56)
Around 1030hours on 30 September 1941 the Italian submarine Adua was sunk north-west of Algiers in position 37°10'N, 00°56'E by the British destroyers HMS Gurkha (Cdr. C.N. Lentaigne, RN) and HMS Legion (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, RN).

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