Nigel Edward Godfrey Roper DSO, RN
|Born||23 Jan 1909|
Warship Commands listed for Nigel Edward Godfrey Roper, RN
|HMS Amazon (D 39)||Lt.||Destroyer||1 May 1939||10 May 1942|
|HMS Redoubt (H 41)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Aug 1942||24 Sep 1944|
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Destroyer HMS Amazon (D 39)
15 Sep 1940
The Canadian merchant Kenordoc is shelled and damaged about 44 nautical miles west-north-west of Rockall in position 57°42'N, 15°02'W by German U-boat U-99. HMS Amazon (Lt.Cdr. N.E.G. Roper, RN) later scuttles the damaged Kenordoc.
Destroyer HMS Redoubt (H 41)
1 Dec 1942 (position 44.00, -20.00)
The Italian blockade breaker Cortellazzo had departed Bordeaux bound for Japan on 29 November 1942. The next day the ship was spotted by a Sunderland flying boat. The British submarines HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriott, RN), HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), and HMS Sealion (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN), were ordered to intercept but failed to do so.
The British destroyer HMS Redoubt (Lt.Cdr. N.E.G. Ropner, DSO, RN) and the Australian destroyer HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, DSC, RAN) were detached from convoy KMF-4 to intercept the Italian ship. They did so on 1 December and after the Italians had abandoned ship she was sunk by torpedo by HMS Redoubt about 470 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre, Spain in position 44°00'N, 20°00'W.
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