Oliver Bevir, RN

Born  16 Feb 1891
Died  4 Nov 1967(76)

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15 May 1908 Mid.
30 May 1911 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1912 Lt.
15 Feb 1920 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1925 Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Capt.
28 Jul 1942 Rear-Admiral
20 Dec 1945 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 20 Dec 1945


1 Jan 1945 CB
13 Jun 1946 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Oliver Bevir, RN

HMS Resolution (09)Capt.Battleship11 Nov 1939Oct 1940

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Battleship HMS Resolution (09)

16 May 1940
HMS Resolution (Capt. O. Bevir, RN) is damaged by one 1000kg bomb during an attack by German Ju88 aircraft of II./KG 30 off Narvik. The bomb penetrated three decks before detonating.

25 Sep 1940
The Vichy-French submarine HMS B?v?ziers (Lt.Cdr. Lancelot) torpedoed and damaged the British battleship HMS Resolution (Capt. O. Bevir, RN) during the British / Free French attack on Dakar.

Resolution was hit on the port beam. She took a list of 12?. number 1 boiler room caught fire and the battleship lost all power and had to be taken in tow by HMS Barham. She was towed to Freetown where she arrived on 29 September. After temporary repairs there and at Gibraltar, she sailed for Portsmouth in March 1941. Later she went on the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the U.S.A. for full repairs which were completed in September / October 1941.

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