Anthony James Sumption DSC, RNVR

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Ranks

15 May 1940 S.Lt.
3 Jan 1942 Lt.
3 Jan 1950 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 21 Jun 1955


Decorations

18 Feb 1944 DSC
17 Feb 1953 VRD

Warship Commands listed for Anthony James Sumption, RNVR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS P 555 (P 555)Submarine
HMS Trident (N 52)Lt.SubmarineJan 19449 Apr 1944
HMS P 511 (P 511)Lt.Submarine22 Jul 194416 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (P 61)Lt.Submarine17 Aug 19442 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian (P 61)Lt.Submarineearly 1945Apr 1945
HMS Unbending (P 37)Lt.SubmarineApr 19455 May 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Trident (N 52)


7 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Blyth for Scapa Flow. (1)

8 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow where she was to be used for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (1)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Scapa Flow for passage to the Clyde. She made the passage together with HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) which was coming from Lerwick. The submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (1)

16 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

28 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Troon where she was to refit. (2)


Submarine HMS P 511 (P 511)


6 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

7 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

8 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

10 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

11 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (3)

13 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (3)

14 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

15 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and another A/S vessel. (3)

16 Aug 1944
HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR or T/Lt. C.D. Smith, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and another A/S vessel. (3)


Submarine HMS Varangian (P 61)


17 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed Heysham for exercises off Morecambe Bay. (4)

18 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) returned to Heysham. (4)

21 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed Heysham for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS ML 149 (T/Lt. W.H. Mitchell, RNVR). (4)

22 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) arrived at Rothesay. (4)

23 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 23/24 August 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR), served as target during night exercises for HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). (4)

26 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted night gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

27 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

29 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted special A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Ambuscade (Lt. J. Mayling, RN). (4)

30 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted special A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Ambuscade (Lt. J. Mayling, RN). (4)

7 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

8 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (5)

11 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad. (5)

13 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) both conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory. (5)

15 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

16 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

18 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

19 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

20 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

22 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

23 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

24 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

25 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

28 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

29 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (5)

3 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

4 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

5 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

6 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. M.L. Patterson, RNVR). (6)

7 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) returned to Tobermory. (6)

8 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

9 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

10 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

11 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

13 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

14 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

15 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

18 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

19 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

20 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

21 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

23 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

25 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

29 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

[No log is available of HMS Varangian for November 1944 therefore no details on her service can be given other then the events listed here.] (6)

5 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) is docked at Kames Bay. The date of undocking is currently not known to us. (7)

15 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (7)

1 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

5 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

6 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

7 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

8 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

9 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (8)

12 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 12/13 December 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR), conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (8)

16 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (8)

18 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. (8)

19 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

20 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

22 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

23 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

27 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

28 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

29 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

31 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (8)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) commenced refit at Blyth. (9)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1385
  2. ADM 199/1911
  3. ADM 173/18564
  4. ADM 173/19353
  5. ADM 173/19354
  6. ADM 173/19355
  7. ADM 199/1913
  8. ADM 173/19356
  9. ADM 199/2574

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


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