John Henry Ruck-Keene DSC, OBE, RN

Born  5 May 1902

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15 Jan 1922 A/S.Lt.
15 Oct 1922 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1924 Lt.
15 Sep 1932 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Cdr.
30 Jun 1944 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1954


9 Jul 1940 DSC
11 Jun 1942 OBE

Warship Commands listed for John Henry Ruck-Keene, RN

HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)Cdr.Sloop1 Sep 19398 Feb 1940
HMS Dragonfly (T 11)Cdr.River gunboat27 Sep 193914 Nov 1939
HMS Wanderer (D 74)Cdr.Destroyer24 May 194014 Nov 1940
HMS Blencathra (L 24)Cdr.Escort destroyer26 Apr 194120 Jul 1942
HMS Chequers (R 61)Capt.Destroyer13 Sep 194520 Mar 1947

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Destroyer HMS Wanderer (D 74)

25 Aug 1940
The British merchant Jamaica Pioneer is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 east of Rockall in position 57°05'N, 11°02'W. Later the British destroyers HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. N.J.V. Thew, RN) and HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN) pick up 55 survivors.

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