Brian Betham Schofield, RN

Born  11 Oct 1895
Died  8 Nov 1984(89)


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Ranks

15 May 1913 Mid.
15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1916 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1917 Lt.
15 Jun 1925 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Capt.
8 Jun 1947 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1950 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 1 Dec 1950


Decorations

2 Jun 1943 CBE
9 Jun 1949 CB

Warship Commands listed for Brian Betham Schofield, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Galatea (71)Capt.Light cruiser27 Feb 19401 Mar 1941
HMS Duke of York (17)Capt.Battleship6 Aug 19439 Dec 1943
HMS King George V (41)Capt.Battleship10 Apr 1945Sep 1946

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Galatea (71)


31 Aug 1940
On 31 August 1940 a group of destroyers sailed from Immingham on a mine laying mission off the Dutch coast. The minelayers were from the 20th Destroyer Flotilla and consisted of the destroyers HMS Express (Cdr. J.G. Bickford, DSC, RN), HMS Esk (Lt.Cdr. R.J.H. Couch, DSC, RN), HMS Icarus (Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC, RN), HMS Intrepid (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, RN) and HMS Ivanhoe (Cdr. P.H. Hadow, RN). The minelayers were escorted by members of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla consisted of the destroyers HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN), HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) and HMS Vortigern (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Howlett, RN). Aerial reconnaissance detected a German force and the ships of the 20th and 5th DF were ordered to intercept, believing wrongly that the German ships were part of an invasion force. HMS Express struck a mine and was badly damaged, HMS Esk went to her assistance and hit mine and sank immediately, HMS Ivanhoe also went to her assistance and hit a mine and was badly damaged, so much so she had to be sunk by HMS Kelvin. The following day they were joined by the light cruisers HMS Aurora (Capt. L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO, RN) and HMS Galatea (Capt. B.B. Schofield, RN) and while returning to base HMS Galatea struck another mine and was slightly damaged off Cleaner Shoal Buoy near the Humber light vessel.


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