James Abernethy McCoy DSO, RN

Born  17 Jun 1900
Died  9 Mar 1955(54)


15 Jul 1916 Mid.
15 May 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1919 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1920 Lt.
15 Oct 1928 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Cdr.
30 Jan 1941 A/Capt.
30 Jun 1941 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1950


28 Jun 1940 DSO
11 Jul 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
26 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
12 Aug 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Sep 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for James Abernethy McCoy, RN

HMS Duncan (D 99)Destroyer
HMS Bedouin (F 67)Cdr.Destroyer1 Mar 19398 Jul 1941
HMS Offa (G 29)Capt.Destroyer12 Mar 19433 Jun 1943
HMS Onslow (G 17)Capt.Destroyer3 Jun 19439 Sep 1944

Career information

Senior Officer of the destroyer force for the Second Battle of Narvik, 13 Apr 1940 (DSO, MiD). Bedouin also part of the force which carried out Operation Claymore (the raid on the Lofoten Islands, Norway) 1-6 March 1941 (personal communication).

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Bedouin (F 67)

24 Aug 1940 (position 54.20, -17.22)
HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN) picks up 14 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Tuira that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat UA about 280 miles southwest of Rockall in position 54°46'N, 20°30'W.

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