John Percival Scatchard DSC, RN

Born  5 Sep 1910

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1 Jan 1931 A/S.Lt.
1 Sep 1931 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1933 Lt.
1 Sep 1941 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1946 Cdr.
31 Dec 1951 Capt.
7 Jan 1961 Rear-Admiral
14 Aug 1963 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 19 Aug 1964


2 Dec 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
2 Oct 1942 DSC
7 Nov 1944 Bar to DSC
14 Aug 1945 2nd Bar to DSC
1 Jan 1963 CB

Warship Commands listed for John Percival Scatchard, RN

HMS Garth (L 20)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer9 Sep 1941Jul 1943
HMS Termagent (R 89)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Aug 1943Sep 1945

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Escort destroyer HMS Garth (L 20)

20 Nov 1941
Escorting convoy FS.50 off the east Coast and scouting 5 nautical miles ahead for S-boote. Due to unserviceable radar, she ran headlong into another anti-S-boote patrol and was taken under fire by destroyer Campbell, sustaining 2 dead and damage to the steam lines, which compelled her returning to port in tow.

17 Feb 1943
HMS Garth (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) sank the German motor torpedo boat (S-boat) S-71 93 tons with gunfire and ramming off Lowesoft.

Destroyer HMS Termagent (R 89)

21 May 1944 (position 38.13, 16.36)
German U-boat U-453 was sunk in the Ionian Sea north-east of Cape Spartivento, in position 38°13'N, 16°36'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and the British escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale (Lt. C.J. Bateman, RN).

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