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 Ship||16 May 1939||30 Jan 1940|
|HMS Mauritius (80)||Capt.||Light cruiser||6 Feb 1941||22 Mar 1943|
|HMS Illustrious (87)||Capt.||Aircraft Carrier||31 Jul 1945||7 Jan 1947|
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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