Maxwell Richmond DSO, OBE, RN

Born  19 Oct 1900

If you can help with photo or any information on this Officer please
use our comment form


15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1922 Lt.
15 Dec 1930 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1936 Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Capt.
8 Jan 1952 Rear-Admiral
16 Dec 1954 Vice-Admiral


1 Jan 1940 OBE
25 Oct 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
28 Jul 1942 DSO
1 Jan 1954 CB
13 Jun 1957 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Maxwell Richmond, RN

HMS Basilisk (H 11)Cdr.Destroyer29 Jul 19391 Jun 1940
HMS Le TriomphantCdr.Large destroyer6 Jul 194028 Aug 1940
HMS Bulldog (H 91)Cdr.Destroyer27 Jan 194218 Dec 1942
HMS Milne (G 14)Capt.Destroyer12 Apr 19448 Dec 1945

Career information

We currently have no career / biographical information on this officer.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Basilisk (H 11)

1 Feb 1940
HMS Basilisk (Cdr. M. Richmond, RN) sailed from Dover to for Boulogne with Lord Gort aboard, she returned with the Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Imperial Staff plus other senior Staff Officers.

4 Feb 1940
HMS Basilisk (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) sail from Dover, the former with the Prime Minister, War Cabinet and Chief of Staff for Boulogne.

18 Apr 1940
Involved in the rescue of a Whitley bomber crew that had been forced to ditch in the North Sea during operations to Trondheim. The aircraft in question was Whitley V N1352 KN-B of 77 Squadron, operating from a forward base at Kinloss, taking off at 1735 to bomb the airfield at Trondheim. At 2207 hours, a distress call from the aircraft was received and further calls were monitored over the next half hour or so. Shortly after 2234, the crew ditched. At around 0200 hours, the following morning, HMS Basilisk (Cdr. M. Richmond, RN) came on the scene and picked up four survivors; F/O Chance, Sgt Tindall, LAC O'Brien and AC1 Douglas. The body of the pilot, P/O R Hall (43151) was also recovered, and this officer now rests in Lerwick New Cemetery, though his home was in Yorkshire. (1)

Destroyer HMS Milne (G 14)

31 May 1944 (position 73.32, 0.28)
German U-boat U-289 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-west of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°32'N, 00°28'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN).


  1. Personal communication

You can help improve officers Maxwell Richmond'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.

Allied Commanders main page