Percy Todd DSO, RN

Born  19 Jun 1895
Died  24 Oct 1943(48)HMS Eclipse

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15 Jan 1913 Mid.
15 Jan 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1915 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1916 Lt.
15 Oct 1924 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1929 Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Capt.


8 Mar 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
9 Jul 1940 DSO
19 Jul 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1942 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Percy Todd, RN

HMS Inglefield (D 02)Capt.Destroyer7 Nov 193919 May 1942
HMS Tyne (F 24)Capt.Destroyer Depot Ship1 Jun 194223 Jul 1942

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Destroyer HMS Inglefield (D 02)

20 Nov 1939
German U-boat U-18 attacks the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN) off Rattray Head with a spread of torpedoes but they miss their intended target.

18 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN) picks up four survivors from the British destroyer HMS Daring that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-23 about 40 nautical miles east of the Pentland Firth in position 58°40'N, 01°35'W.

6 Jan 1942

Operation Repeat Kitbag.

The object of this operation was an anti-shipping sweep in the Helle Fjord area.

The destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN) and HMS Intrepid (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewes, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow around 0300A/6. In the afternoon, after having completed exercises off Scapa Flow, the light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) proceeded to a position so as to provide cover for the destroyers.

The Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) was deployed as a navigational beacon to guide the destroyers in.

The destroyers first proceeded to the anchorage near Botnane but found it empty. They then proceeded to bombard the anchorage quays at Floro. A merchant vessel of about 2000 tons was claimed to have been sunk and damage was done to two trawlers, a cold storage plant and a canning factory. The destroyers retired from the area around midnight.

HMS Sheffield returned to Scapa Flow early in the afternoon of the 7th.

The destroyers returned to Scapa Flow around 1530A/7.

In fact the German transport Hedwigshütte (2240 GRT, built 1923) had been damaged while the patrol vessel V 5104 / Orkan had been grounded. (1)


  1. ADM 53/116622 + ADM 199/427 + ADM 199/429

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