Jocelyn Slingsby Bethell, RN

Born  8 Mar 1897


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Ranks

31 Jul 1914 Mid.
15 May 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1917 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1918 Lt.
15 Feb 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
1 Sep 1939 A/Capt.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.

Retired: 10 Aug 1946


Decorations

4 May 1943 CBE
21 Dec 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Jocelyn Slingsby Bethell, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Titania (F 32)Cdr.Submarine Depot Ship28 Apr 193827 Apr 1940
HMS Caradoc (D 60)Capt.Light cruiser8 Jun 19408 Dec 1941
HMS Bermuda (52)Capt.Light cruiser11 Feb 194411 Sep 1944
HMS Bermuda (52)Capt.Light cruiser10 Nov 194410 Dec 1945

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Caradoc (D 60)


11 Jun 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Halifax to patrol off Nantucket. (1)

17 Jun 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Halifax. (2)

3 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Halifax for Sydney, Cape Brenton Island. (3)

4 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Sydney, Cape Brenton Island. (3)

9 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Sydney, Cape Brenton Island for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. (3)

10 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. (3)

11 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for Halifax. (3)

12 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Halifax. (3)

18 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Halifax for St. John's, Newfoundland. (3)

19 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland. (3)

21 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from St. John's, Newfoundland to Trinity, Newfoundland. (3)

22 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from Trinity, Newfoundland to Lewisporte, Newfoundland. (3)

24 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from Lewisporte, Newfoundland to Botwood, Newfoundland. (3)

26 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from Botwood, Newfoundland to Canada Bay, Newfoundland. (3)

27 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at / off Canada Bay, Newfoundland. (3)

28 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from Canada Bay, Newfoundland to Ariège Bay, Newfoundland. (3)

29 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded Ariège Bay, Newfoundland to St. John's, Newfoundland. (3)

30 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed St. John's, Newfoundland for Halifax, Nova Scotia. (3)

31 Jul 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia. (3)

1 Aug 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Halifax to patrol along the HX convoy route. She is to arrive at Bermuda on 5 August 1940. (4)

5 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from patrol. (4)

7 Aug 1940

Convoy BHX 64.

This convoy departed Bermuda on 7 August 1940 and joined convoy HX 64 at sea on 12 August 1940.

On departure from Bermuda the convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Algerian (British, 2315 GRT, built 1924), Athelchief (British (tanker), 10000 GRT, built 1939), Athelfoam (British (tanker), 6554 GRT, built 1931), Athelmonarch (British (tanker), 8995 GRT, built 1928), Cistula (Dutch (tanker), 8097 GRT, built 1939), Darlington Court (British, 4974 GRT, built 1936), Eumila (British, 6207 GRT, built 1937), Fresno City (British, 4955 GRT, built 1929), Holmside (British, 3433 GRT, built 1930), Hopemount (British, 7434 GRT, built 1929), Inanda (British, 5985 GRT, built 1925), James J. Maguire (British (tanker), 10525 GRT, built 1939), Madras City (British, 5080 GRT, built 1940), Magician (British, 5105 GRT, built 1925), Mathilda (Norwegian, 3650 GRT, built 1920), Oilreliance (British (tanker), 5666 GRT, built 1929), Socony (British (tanker), 4404 GRT, built 1936), Stad Alkmaar (Dutch, 5750 GRT, built 1940), Tacoma City (British, 4738 GRT, built 1929) and West Cohas (British, 5647 GRT, built 1929).

On departure from Bermuda the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN).

The convoy merged with convoy HX 64 coming from Halifax on 12 August 1940. (4)

14 Aug 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Halifax from convoy escort duty. (4)

16 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Halifax for Bermuda. (4)

18 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda. (4)

20 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda to patrol along the Caribbean - Bermuda and Caribbean - U.K. shipping lanes passing through approximately 25°N, 66°W and 28°N, 62°W. (5)

23 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Bermuda from patrol. (4)

27 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda to escort the (troop)transports Lady Drake (Canadian, 7985 GRT, built 1928) and New Northland (Canadian, 3445 GRT, built 1926) to Kingston, Jamaica. (4)

31 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) and the (troop)transports Lady Drake (Canadian, 7985 GRT, built 1928) and New Northland (Canadian, 3445 GRT, built 1926) arrived at Kingston, Jamaica. (4)

1 Sep 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for Bermuda. She is to patrol along the Carribean - U.K. shipping lanes up to the 4th of September. (6)

5 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda. (6)

12 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda to patrol along the U.K. - Sombrero Passage shipping lane, also to pass through 30°N, 51°W and arrive at Tortola on 17 September. (7)

17 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Tortola. Before entering the harbour she fuelled from the chartered tanker San Adolfo (7365 GRT, 1935). (6)

19 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Tortola for patrol. She was to arrive at Bermuda on the 23th. (6)

23 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived on Bermuda from patrol. (6)

25 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda for St. Lucia via the Sombrero passage. (6)

27 Sep 1940
In the evening, HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN), fuelled from the chartered tanker San Adolfo (7365 GRT, 1935) off Castries, St. Lucia.

HMS Caradoc then departed to patrol 100 miles to the east of Martinique with the Dutch sloop HrMs Van Kinsbergen (Cdr. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN) to intercept the Vichy-French transport Mont Agel (4572 GRT, built 1920).

The Vichy-French ship was however not sighted as it first had proceeded to Guadaloupe and then to the east into the Atlantic. (7)

2 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Antigua.

She departed for St.Lucia later the same day. (8)

3 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) fuelled from the chartered tanker San Adolfo (7365 GRT, 1935) off Castries, St. Lucia.

She departed to patrol off Cayenne, French Guyana to try to intercept the Vichy-French armed merchant cruiser Quercy which was en-route there from Martinique.

It later became apparent that it was not possible to intercept the Vichy-Fench ship in time and HMS Caradoc was ordered to return to St.Lucia. (8)

4 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Castries, St. Lucia. She then topped off with fuel from the chartered tanker San Adolfo (7365 GRT, 1935). (9)

5 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed St. Lucia for Tobago. (8)

6 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Tobago. She went on to Port of Spain, Trinidad later the same day. (8)

17 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for St. Lucia. (9)

18 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at St. Lucia. She departed for Antigua later the same day. (9)

19 Oct 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Antigua.

She departed for patrol later the same day. She was to patrol to the east of Martinique to intercept the Vichy French merchant vessel Charles L.D. (5267 GRT, built 1934). However the Vichy-French vessel was not sighted and course was set at 1830Q/22 to Tortola to fuel and then to proceed to Bermuda where she was to arrive on 26 October. (9)

23 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) fuelled from the chartered tanker San Adolfo (7365 GRT, 1935) off Tortola. On completion she departed for Bermuda. (9)

26 Oct 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from patrol. At Bermuda she is taken in hand for a short refit including a docking. (9)

9 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) is docked at Bermuda. (10)

14 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) is undocked. (10)

1 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda to patrol in the Florida Strait. The German merchant vessels Idarwald (5033 GRT, built 1923) and Rhein (6031 GRT, built 1926) had departed Tampico, Mexico on 29 November, and Allied warships were positioned to intercept them. (11)

8 Dec 1940
In the late afternoon / early evening, HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN), fuelled from the RFA tanker War Brahmin (5545 GRT, built 1921) off Nassau, Bahama's. (12)

13 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Kingston, Jamaica from patrol. (12)

15 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for patrol and fuelling off Nassau, Bahamas. (11)

17 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Nassau, Bahamas where she fuelled from the RFA tanker War Brahmin (5545 GRT, built 1921). (12)

19 Dec 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Nassau, Bahamas for Bermuda. (12)

21 Dec 1940
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda.

She quickly fuelled and immediately departed on patrol as a German surface vessel had roughly located by D/F to be about 900 nautical miles north-east of Bermuda. HMS Caradoc was to proceed at 18 knots along the track of convoy BHX 98 which had departed Bermuda the previous day and was now diverted to the westward of the intended route. (11)

27 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from patrol. (12)

2 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Bermuda. (13)

5 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda for patrol. She was to provide cover for the shipping lanes to the north of the Mona and Sombrero Passages. (14)

11 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad from patrol. (13)

18 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for patrol. She was ordered to patrol the shipping lanes to the south-east of Trinidad so as to cover shipping between North America and South and West Africa. (14)

22 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Port of Spain, Trinidad from patrol. (14)

26 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad to make rendezvous with the transport Tamerlane (Norwegian, 6778 GRT, built 1936) which was en-route from North America to Takoradi and had on board 120 aircraft. HMS Caradoc was to escort her as far as fuel permitted.

Rendezvous was effected around 1736Q/27.

HMS Caradoc parted company with the Tamerlane around 1800P/31. (14)

4 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Port of Spain, Trinidad from escort duty. (15)

8 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for Castries, St. Lucia. (15)

9 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. She departed for Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands West Indies later the same day. (15)

11 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands West Indies. (15)

14 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from Willemstad, Curacao to Oranjestad, Aruba. (15)

16 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Oranjestad, Aruba to make rendezvous with HMS Despatch (Capt. C.E. Douglas-Pennant, DSC, RN) and to proceed to Kingston, Jamaica on completion of these. (15)

17 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0845R/17, HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) and HMS Despatch (Capt. C.E. Douglas-Pennant, DSC, RN) made rendezvous in approximate position 15°48'N, 73°54'E. Exercises were then commenced and continued on until the cruiser arrived at Kingston, Jamaica around 0800R/19. (16)

24 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) and HMCS Prince Henry (A/Capt. R.I. Agnew, OBE, RCN) conducted exercises off Kingston, Jamaica. (15)

1 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for Puerto Barrios, Guatemala for a port visit. (17)

3 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at for Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. (18)

4 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) proceeded from Puerto Barrios, Guatemala to Tela, Hunduras. (18)

5 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Tela, Hunduras for Kingston, Jamaica. (18)

7 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Kingston, Jamaica. (18)

11 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica to patrol between the Mona Passage and Bermuda. (17)

14 Mar 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) is ordered to return to Kingston. (19)

17 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Kingston, Jamaica from patrol. (17)

18 Mar 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica to relieve HrMs Van Kinsbergen (Cdr. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN) on patrol off Cartagena, Colombia.

HMS Caradoc took over the patrol duties in the afternoon of the following day. (17)

25 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Kingston, Jamaica from patrol. (17)

31 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for patrol which is to end at Bermuda. She is to pass through position 25°N, 65°W. (17)

4 Apr 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from patrol. (20)

11 Apr 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda for Port of Spain, Trinidad. En-route she was to pass through position 20°N, 60°W. (20)

15 Apr 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad from Bermuda.

She departed for Barbedos later the same day. (20)

16 Apr 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Barbedos.

She departed to patrol east of Martinue later the same day to relieve HMCS Prince David (Cdr. K.F. Adams, RCN) which she did around 0545Q/17. (20)

24 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad from patrol. (21)

29 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad to make rendezvous in the Mid-Atlantic with the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (Cdr. G.S. Tuck, RN) and her current escort HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN). (20)

7 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) and HMS Illustrious (Cdr. G.S. Tuck, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad. (22)

11 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) and HMCS Prince David (Cdr. K.F. Adams, RCN) both departed Port of Spain, Trinidad to establish a patrol about 200 nautical miles to the east of Martinique. The object of the patrol was to intercept an enemy raider or a laden Vichy-French merchant vessel proceeding from the French West Indies to France of French North Africa. (23)

18 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Tortola where she fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937).

On completion of fuelling, HMS Caradoc, departed again to patrol within 200 nautical miles from the Lesser Antilles and east of 65°W. Object of the patrol was to intercept Vichy-French ships outside territorial waters. (23)

22 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad to refuel. Having completed doing so she immediately departed again to resume her patrol. (24)

24 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad to refuel. Having completed doing so she immediately departed again to resume her patrol. (24)

27 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad from patrol. (24)

28 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for Castries, St. Lucia. (24)

29 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. (24)

30 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia to patrol off Martinique. (24)

31 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia from a patrol off Martinique during last night. (24)

2 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia to patrol to the east of Martinique to intercept laden Vichy-French merchant vessels proceeding from the Lesser Antilles to North Africa or France. (25)

4 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) returned to Castries, St. Lucia from patrol. (26)

10 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia for Port of Spain, Trinidad. (26)

11 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad. (26)

13 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for Castries, St. Lucia. (25)

14 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. (26)

15 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia to patrol to the east of Martinique to try to intercept the Vichy-French merchant vessel Duc d'Aumale (4452 GRT, built 1913) which was due to leave Martinique for France. (25)

16 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Portsmouth, Dominica from patrol. (26)

17 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Portsmouth, Dominica to resume her patrol off Martinique. (26)

18 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia from patrol. (26)

24 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia for Bermuda. (26)

28 Jun 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda for a short refit. (25)

25 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda for Kingston, Jamaica. (27)

28 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Kingston, Jamaica. (28)

31 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for the Grand Cayman Islands. (27)

2 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Georgetown, Cayman Islands. (29)

3 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Georgetown, Cayman Islands for Port of Spain, Trinidad. (30)

7 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad. (29)

8 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for Castries, St. Lucia. (29)

9 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. (29)

10 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia for St. Thomas. (30)

11 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at St. Thomas. (29)

12 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed St. Thomas to escort the transport Fort Lamy (British, 5242 GRT, built 1919) to the Virgin passage and then to proceed to Castries, St. Lucia. (30)

13 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. (30)

14 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia for Port of Spain, Trinidad. (30)

15 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad. (30)

18 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for Castries, St. Lucia. (30)

19 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. (30)

24 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia for Bermuda. (30)

27 Aug 1941
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from Castries, St. Lucia.

[No logs are available for the period September 1941 to March 1942 so some datails might be missing.] (30)

15 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda to make rendezvous the following day with the transport Lady Drake (Canadian, 7985 GRT, built 1928) in position 32°N, 70°W.

She was then to escort the transport to position 43°N, 62°W. (19)

18 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Halifax from escort duty. (31)

23 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Halifax for Bermuda. (32)

26 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from Halifax. (32)

8 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda for Port of Spain, Trinidad. (32)

13 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Port of Spain, Trinidad from Bermuda. (32)

15 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Port of Spain, Trinidad for Castries, St. Lucia. (32)

16 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Castries, St. Lucia. (32)

19 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Castries, St. Lucia for Bermuda. (31)

23 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at Bermuda from Castries, St. Lucia. (32)

26 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) departed Bermuda for New York where she is to refit at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (32)

28 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN) arrived at New York. She went to the Brooklyn Navy Yard the following day for refit and turbine repairs. (31)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/111707 + ADM 199/367
  2. ADM 53/111707
  3. ADM 53/111708
  4. ADM 53/111709
  5. ADM 53/111709 + ADM 199/367
  6. ADM 53/111710
  7. ADM 53/111710 + ADM 53/367
  8. ADM 53/111711 + ADM 199/367
  9. ADM 53/111711
  10. ADM 53/111712
  11. ADM 53/111713 + ADM 199/367
  12. ADM 53/111713
  13. ADM 53/113815
  14. ADM 53/113815 + ADM 199/402
  15. ADM 53/113816
  16. ADM 53/113816 + ADM 53/114072
  17. ADM 53/113817 + ADM 199/402
  18. ADM 53/113817
  19. ADM 199/402
  20. ADM 53/113818 + ADM 199/402
  21. ADM 53/113818
  22. ADM 53/113819 + ADM 53/114442 + ADM 199/402
  23. ADM 53/113819 + ADM 199/402
  24. ADM 53/113819
  25. ADM 53/113820 + ADM 199/402
  26. ADM 53/113820
  27. ADM 53/113821 + ADM 199/402
  28. ADM 53/113821
  29. ADM 53/113822
  30. ADM 53/113822 + ADM 199/402
  31. ADM 199/2549
  32. ADM 199/402 + ADM 199/2549

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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