Arthur Andre Tait DSO, RN

Born  15 Mar 1904
Died  11 Mar 1943(38)HMS Harvester


15 May 1924 A/S.Lt.
30 Nov 1924 S.Lt.
30 Aug 1926 Lt.
30 Aug 1934 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Cdr.


1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
16 Jun 1942 DSO
1 Jun 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID) (posthumous) (1)

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Andre Tait, RN

HMS Walker (D 27)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer6 Jan 1940Feb 1941
HMS Hesperus (H 57)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerFeb 194115 Feb 1942
HMS Achates (i) (H 12)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer10 Mar 194221 Jul 1942
HMS Harvester (H 19)Cdr.Destroyer9 Aug 194211 Mar 1943 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Walker (D 27)

11 Jan 1940
HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, RN) picks up 32 survivors from the British tanker El Oso that sank 6 nautical miles bearing 280 from the Bar Lightship, Liverpool in position 53°32'N, 03°25'W after hitting a mine laid on 6 January 1940 by German U-boat U-30.

Destroyer HMS Hesperus (H 57)

15 Jan 1942 (position 36.40, -15.52)
German U-boat U-93 was sunk in North Atlantic, in position 36°40'N, 15°52'W by the British destroyer HMS Hesperus (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, RN).

Destroyer HMS Harvester (H 19)

14 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 14 and 15 November 1942, HMS Harvester (Cdr. A.A. Tait, DSO, RN), conducted D/G trials on the D/G range at Holy Loch. (2)

11 Mar 1943 (position 51.14, -29.18)
German U-boat U-444 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 51°14'N, 29°18'W, by ramming and depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Harvester and the Free French corvette Aconit.

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)


  1. London Gazette
  2. ADM 53/115945

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

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