Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten DSO, RN
|Born||25 Jun 1900|
Warship Commands listed for Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, RN
|HMS Kelly (F 01)||Capt.||Destroyer||27 Jun 1939||23 May 1941|
|HMS Illustrious (87)||Capt.||Aircraft Carrier||12 Aug 1941||18 Oct 1941|
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Destroyer HMS Kelly (F 01)
14 Dec 1939 (position 55.05, -1.02)
HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, RN) is badly damaged by a German mine laid by German destroyers off the Tyne in position 55°05'N, 01°02'W. Repairs were completed in late February 1940.
9 May 1940 (position 56.58, 5.20)
During the night of 9/10 May, the destroyer was hit amidships by one torpedo from the German MTB S-31(Oblt.z.S. Opdenhoff). She was searching for German minelayers in the Skagerrak together with one cruiser and six destroyers when the Task Force was attacked by five MTBs. The badly damaged ship was towed to Newcastle by HMS Bulldog.
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