Graham Allen Simmers DSC, RNR

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2 Jul 1938 Lt.
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2 Jul 1946 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 1 Jul 1950


26 May 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1943 DSC
7 Dec 1943 Bar to DSC
7 Dec 1945 RD

Warship Commands listed for Graham Allen Simmers, RNR

HMS Abingdon (J 23)Lt.MinesweeperMar 19405 Apr 1942
HMS Brixham (J 105)Lt.Minesweeper6 Oct 1942May 1943
HMS Fancy (J 308)A/Lt.Cdr.Minesweeper7 Sep 19436 Feb 1945

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Minesweeper HMS Abingdon (J 23)

30 Apr 1941
HMS Abingdon (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR) was slightly damaged in detonating an acoustic mine.

30 Dec 1941
While sweeping off St. Elmo's breakwater, HMS Abingdon (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR) was attacked by several Ju-88s, damaging one of them with AAA.

31 Dec 1941
HMS Abingdon (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR) was attacked by 2 Me-109s with gunfire, suffered 7 men wounded, 3 of them seriously. Upon entering harbour came under attack of 3 more Me-109s and shot one down.
Following this attack she was ordered to sweep only at night, navigating by means of small lights shown at fixed intervals from shore so as to allow her to obtain cross-bearings.

1 Apr 1942
HMS Abingdon (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR) was damaged by near-misses during an Axis air raid.

Minesweeper HMS Brixham (J 105)

24 Feb 1943
HMS Brixham (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNVR) picks up 53 men from the American merchant Nathanael Greene that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-565 about 40 nautical miles northeast of Oran in position 35°56'N, 00°05'E. Brixham took the Nathanael Greene in tow until the British rescue tug HMRT Restive took over at 21.00 hours and beached the vessel at Salamanda, four miles west of Mostaganem at 06.30 hours the next day.

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