Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten DSO, RN

Born  25 Jun 1900

Ranks

15 Jul 1916 Mid.
15 May 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1919 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1920 Lt.
15 Apr 1928 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Cdr.
30 Jun 1937 Capt.
2 Jan 1946 Rear-Admiral
22 Jun 1949 Vice-Admiral
27 Jan 1953 Admiral
22 Oct 1956 Admiral of the fleet

Retired: 1965


Decorations

11 Oct 1920 MVO
18 Jul 1922 KCVO
1 Feb 1937 GCVO
9 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1941 DSO
21 Mar 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 Sep 1943 CB
10 Apr 1945 KCB
9 Jun 1955 GCB

Warship Commands listed for Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Kelly (F 01)Capt.Destroyer27 Jun 193923 May 1941
HMS Illustrious (87)Capt.Aircraft Carrier12 Aug 194118 Oct 1941

Career information

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Events related to this officer

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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