John Terry, RN

Born  1 Oct 1900

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15 Sep 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1920 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1921 Lt.
15 Oct 1929 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1950


29 Jan 1936 MVO
1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Dec 1945 OBE

Warship Commands listed for John Terry, RN

HMS Dido (37)Capt.Light cruiser26 Oct 194211 Nov 1943
HMS Dido (37)Capt.Light cruiser15 Nov 19438 Nov 1944

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Light cruiser HMS Dido (37)

17 Nov 1942
17 November 1942 / 20 November 1942;
Operation Stone Age;

On 17 November 1942 a convoy of 4 merchants (MW-13) left Alexandria for Malta. This convoy was escorted by the British light cruisers HMS Arethusa, HMS Euryalus, HMS Dido and 10 destroyers.

On the 18th HMS Arethusa was hit by a aerial torpedo. She was heavily damaged and towed back to Alexandria.

The convoy arrived safe at Malta on the 20th. This meant the end of the Malta siege.

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