William Derek Stephens, RN

Born  5 Mar 1898
Died  25 Jul 1983(85)

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Nov 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1917 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1918 Lt.
15 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1947


Warship Commands listed for William Derek Stephens, RN

HMS Forth (F 04)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship16 May 193930 Jan 1940
HMS Mauritius (80)Capt.Light cruiser6 Feb 194122 Mar 1943
HMS Illustrious (87)Capt.Aircraft Carrier31 Jul 19457 Jan 1947

Career information

During WW1 he survived the loss of HMS Formidable on 1/1/15. Between the wars he commanded HMS H28 4/20, HMS R10 9/23, HMS L20 2/24, HMS L22 2/28, HMS Pandora 2/31. He had been CO of HMS Lucia & Capt. S2 14/2/38-12/5/39.

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