Robert Hearfield Stephenson DSO, RN

Born  3 Jun 1906
Died  9 Nov 1942(36)HMS Cromer


15 Sep 1926 A/S.Lt.
30 May 1927 S.Lt.
16 May 1929 Lt.
16 May 1937 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1941 Cdr.


25 Aug 1942 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Robert Hearfield Stephenson, RN

HMS Cromer (J 128)Cdr.Minesweeper24 Oct 19419 Nov 1942 (+)

Career information

He was known as Robin to his family.

Events related to this officer

Minesweeper HMS Cromer (J 128)

9 Nov 1942
HMS Cromer (Cdr. R.H. Stephenson, DSC, RN) sailed from Alexandria with 2 other units of the 14 Minesweeping Flotilla HMS Cromarty (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Palmer, DSC, RNZNVR) and HMS Boston (Lt. D.H.G. Coughlan, RNR) to clear the route for a coastal convoy heading for Bardia.
At position 31°27'N, 27°16'E, 46 nautical miles west of Marsa Matruh, Cromer detonated a magnetic mine from Italian barrage "MM", laid in the area on 7 August 1942 by the destroyers Antonio Pigafetta (Capt. Enrico Mirti della Valle) and Giovanni da Verrazzano (Cdr. Carlo Rossi).

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