Cecil Edmund Charles Robinson, RN

Born  11 Sep 1898
Died  29 May 1940(41)HMS Grafton

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Jan 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1917 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1919 Lt.
15 Apr 1927 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Cecil Edmund Charles Robinson, RN

HMS Grafton (H 89)Cdr.Destroyer21 Jan 194029 May 1940 (+)

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Destroyer HMS Grafton (H 89)

26 Apr 1940
The Polish destroyer Burza and the British destroyer HMS Grafton were part of an escort of small convoy (two cargo ships and one tanker). Those vessels were sailing to Skjel Fjord, Norway where an Allied supply base was located. (1)

27 May 1940
On the 27 May HMS Grafton (Cdr. C.E.C. Robinson, RN) ferried 860 men to Dover and returned the following day to pick up another 800. On passage back to England, Grafton stopped to assist with the rescue of survivors from another destroyer that had been sunk, but whilst doing so was herself torpedoed by a U-Boat. Despite being packed with troops, Only 4 people were killed and other vessels took on the remaining troops and ship's company. Grafton was scuttled by gunfire. (1)

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