Cecil Wakeford May, RN

Born  9 Jun 1899
Died  27 Feb 1942(42)HMS Electra

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15 Jul 1919 S.Lt.
15 Jul 1921 Lt.
15 Jul 1929 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1936 Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Cecil Wakeford May, RN

HMS Electra (H 27)Cdr.Destroyer28 Jan 194127 Feb 1942 (+)

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Destroyer HMS Electra (H 27)

24 May 1941
HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN) rescued the 3 survivors from the British battlecruiser HMS Hood, which was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck, off Iceland.

10 Dec 1941
Participated in the Force Z sortie from Singapore. Rescued 571 survivors from HMS Repulse, which was sunk by Japanese aircraft.

27 Feb 1942
Sunk at Battle of the Java Sea. 54 survivors were picked up the next day by the US submarine S-38.

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