Richard William Ravenhill DSC, RN
|Born||4 Dec 1901|
Warship Commands listed for Richard William Ravenhill, RN
|HMS Nubian (F 36)||Cdr.||Destroyer||31 Oct 1938||23 Oct 1941|
|HMS Newfoundland (59)||Capt.||Light cruiser||Dec 1943||1 Sep 1945|
Born 4th December 1901 birth Registered East Retford Nottinghamshire (7b 3). Parents Harold William Ravenhill and Gwyneth M Thomas. The nephew of John E Gladstone.
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Nubian (F 36)
16 Jun 1940
Opertion MD 2
Destroyer A/S sweep off Alexandria.
At 1400 hours the following destroyers left Alexandria for A/S sweeps; Force M: HMS Nubian (Cdr. R.W. Ravenhill, RN), HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN), HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN).
The next day, the 17th, a report was received that four enemy light craft were seen at noon off the Syrian coast steering south. Force M was then ordered to proceed to the Scarpanto Strait and Force H was ordered to proceed to a position 60 nautical miles to the south of Cyprus. Also the light cruiser HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) sailed from Alexandria to support them. The report appeared to be false and HMS Gloucester and the destroyers of Force M returned to Alexandria on the 19th. The destroyers of Forces H and S had returned there on the 18th. (1)
24 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nubian (Cdr. R.W. Ravenhill, RN), HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) departed Alexandria to escort the British tanker Bullmouth (7519 GRT, built 1927) and two Rumanian tankers towards Port Said where they arrived the following day. They then returned to Alexandria escorting the British Athelmere (5562 GRT, built 1918). (1)
- ADM 199/386
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
You can help improve officers Richard William Ravenhill's page
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this officer.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve his page.