Richard Dickon Herbert Stephen Pankhurst DSC, RN

Born  3 Dec 1907London, England
Died  5 May 1991(83)Cape Town, South Africa


1 May 1929 A/S.Lt.
1 Jun 1929 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1931 Lt.
1 Oct 1939 Lt.Cdr.
3 Dec 1952 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 3 Dec 1952


24 Jul 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Richard Dickon Herbert Stephen Pankhurst, RN

HMS Chelsea (I 35)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Sep 194019 Jul 1941
HMS Fortune (H 70)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer7 Oct 194131 May 1943
HMS Meteor (G 73)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 Oct 1944late 1945

Career information

Born London 3 Dec 1907, died Cape Town, South Africa, 5 May 1991.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Fortune (H 70)

21 Nov 1942
HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) picks up 62 survivors from the American merchant Pierce Butler that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-177 east of Durban, South-Africa in position 29°40'S, 36°35'E.

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