Ralph William Frank Northcott DSO, RN
|Born||1 Jul 1907|
Retired: 7 Jan 1961
Warship Commands listed for Ralph William Frank Northcott, RN
|HMS Acheron (i) (H 45)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Jan 1939||Dec 1940|
|HMS Lance (G 87)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||14 Feb 1941||9 Apr 1942|
|HMS Bicester (L 34)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||10 Aug 1944||1 Jan 1946|
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Destroyer HMS Acheron (i) (H 45)
24 Aug 1940
HMS Acheron (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) was damaged by German aircraft during a air raid on Portsmouth. Repairs were completed on 2 December 1940.
Destroyer HMS Lance (G 87)
24 Nov 1941
The British Force K, made up of the British light cruisers HMS Aurora (Capt. W.G. Agnew, RN) and HMS Penelope (Capt. A.D. Nicholl, RN) and the British destroyers HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN), intercept an Axis convoy about 100 nautical miles west of Crete. The Axis convoy is bound from the Aegean to Bengasi.
The two German transports in the convoy Maritza (2910 GRT) and Procida (1842 GRT) are both sunk by HMS Penelope and HMS Lively despite the presence of the Italian torpedo boats Lupo and Cassiopea.
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