Walter Smith Thomson OBE, RNR

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8 Sep 1939 T/Lt.
??? T/A/Lt.Cdr.


20 Mar 1945 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Walter Smith Thomson, RNR

HMS Amaranthus (K 17)T/Lt.Corvette13 Aug 194112 Jun 1943
HMS Hadleigh Castle (K 355)T/A/Lt.Cdr.Corvette12 Jul 19432 Nov 1943
HMS Bahamas (K 503)T/A/Lt.Cdr.FrigateNov 1943mid 1945
HMS Loch Tarbert (K 431)T/A/Lt.Cdr.Frigate23 Jul 1945Dec 1945

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Frigate HMS Bahamas (K 503)

11 Nov 1944 (position 71.57, 32.04)
British destroyer HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) was hit by a Gnat torpedo fired by German U-boat U-365 in position 71°57'N, 32°04'E. The entire bow of the destroyer was blown off. Cassandra was taken in tow (stern first) by the British frigate HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR). Later the tow was passed over to a Soviet tug which towed her to the Kola Inlet.

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