Arthur Nichol Rowell, RN

Born  21 Mar 1909

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1 May 1929 A/S.Lt.
1 Feb 1930 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1932 Lt.
1 Apr 1940 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.

Retired: 31 Mar 1959


29 Jun 1951 DSC
3 Oct 1952 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Nichol Rowell, RN

HMS Duncan (D 99)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer13 Feb 194125 May 1942
HMS Griffin (H 31)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer25 May 1942late 1942
HMS Beagle (H 30)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer2 Mar 1943Apr 1943
HMS Walker (D 27)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer21 Apr 1943Jun 1944

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Destroyer HMS Duncan (D 99)

19 Oct 1941
HMS Duncan (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN) picks up four survivors from the British tanker Inverlee that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-204 30 nautical miles 240° from Cape Spartel, Morocco.

HMS Duncan also picks up one survivor from the British merchant Baron Kelvin that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-206 in the Strait of Gibraltar 14 nautical miles bearing 100° from Tarifa Point in approximate position 35°57'N, 05°54'W.

28 Oct 1941 (position 41.57, -21.56)
Italian submarine Guglielmo Marconi (CdC Livio Piomarta) was sunk by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Duncan (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN) while operating against the convoy HG-75 in the North Atlantic about 300 nautical miles north-east of the Azores in position 41°57'N, 21°56'W. (1)

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