Walter James Taylor, RN

Born   1907
Died   1992(85)

Lt. Walter James Taylor, RN


31 Dec 1937 Lt.
31 Dec 1945 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 5 Nov 1952


Warship Commands listed for Walter James Taylor, RN

HMS Witch (D 89)Lt.Destroyer6 May 19444 Mar 1946
HMS Nepal (G 25)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer4 Mar 1946
HMS Bramble (ii) (J 273)Lt.Cdr.Minesweeper19481950

Career information

Walter James Taylor was the Royal Navy one mile and half mile running champion earlier on in his career.

Taylor served on HMS Falmouth - Gunner- 1937-39; HMS Obdurate - Lieutenant - 1943; HMS Diomede -Lieutenant -1943-1944; HMS Roseneath -Lt Cmdr - 1946 - 1948 and ended his career as the Training Commander at HMS Barracks Devonport 1950-1952. His notes refer to Operation Husky - torpedoed in Med en route to Sicily - HMS Obdurate.

He was appointed to Scapa Flow at the outbreak of war to organise & build a detached specialist gunnery school and was with HMS Ajax 1939-43 - no details other than 'various theatres of war'.

He was lieutenant in command, on the HMS Witch, that did the first sea speed trial around the British Isles, probably starting out of Queensferry in Scotland.

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