James Marjoribanks Rowland DSO, RN
|Born||13 Nov 1902|
Retired: 13 Dec 1953
Warship Commands listed for James Marjoribanks Rowland, RN
|HMS Wolverine (D 78)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||29 Nov 1940||Feb 1942|
|HMS Walker (D 27)||Cdr.||Destroyer||21 Feb 1942||early 1943|
|HMCS Orkney (K 448)||Cdr.||Frigate||29 Mar 1945||???|
|HMS Haydon (L 75)||Cdr.||Escort destroyer||Jun 1945|
Cdr JM Rowland was A/Captain (D) Newfoundland in April 1944, according to a Watchkeeping Certificate, which was signed by Rowland. In his book "Betrayed: Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership", Richard O Mayne describes correspondence between Rowland and Commodore (D) Londonderry "Shrimp" Simpson regarding the issue of Canadian escort ships out-of-date equipment. It's reasonable to assume that Rowland was in "Newfyjohn" between commands at sea from early '43 to March '45.
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Wolverine (D 78)
8 Mar 1941
HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rowland, RN) attacked German U-boat U-A with depth charges south off Iceland. This attack is often credited to have resulted in the loss of the famous U-47 but this is not true.
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