Nigel Edward Godfrey Roper DSO, RN

Born  23 Jan 1909

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1 May 1929 A/S.Lt.
1 Nov 1929 S.Lt.
1 Aug 1931 Lt.
1 Aug 1939 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1945 Cdr.
30 Jun 1951 Capt.


1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
30 Jul 1942 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Nigel Edward Godfrey Roper, RN

HMS Amazon (D 39)Lt.Destroyer1 May 193910 May 1942
HMS Redoubt (H 41)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerAug 194224 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.

9 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The troop transport Mooltan (British, 20952 GRT, built 1923) arrived at Bombay with New Zealand troops. She had been escorted (since 4 February) by the destroyer HMS Redoubt (Lt.Cdr. N.E.G. Ropner, DSO, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 199/2568

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