Jocelyn Latham Storey DSO, RN

Born  19 Mar 1898
Died  20 Sep 1969(71)


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Ranks

2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Nov 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1917 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1918 Lt.
15 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1949


Decorations

6 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 Mar 1943 DSO
13 Jun 1946 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Jocelyn Latham Storey, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Jamaica (44)Capt.Light cruiser27 Feb 194212 Dec 1943

Career information

During WW1 he survived the loss of battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary, only 8 survived her exploding during the Battle of Jutland.

He was the last CO of HMS Venerable during 3/46-5/47.

Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Jamaica (44)


8 Nov 1942
HMS Jamaica assisted in the invasion of North Africa. She was part of the Centre Task Force (Oran area).

30 Dec 1942
On 30 December 1942 the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper attacked convoy JW.51B and was held at bay by the British destroyers HMS Onslow, HMS Obedient, HMS Obdurate and HMS Orwell. When renewing her attack she was engaged by the British cruisers HMS Sheffield and HMS Jamaica and was badly damaged them. The only success of the operation was the sinking of the destroyer HMS Achates and the minesweeper HMS Bramble, the destroyers HMS Onslow, HMS Obedient, HMS Obdurate and HMS Orwell were damaged in the action.


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