Vivian Dickinson Hamlin Bidwell DSC, RNR
|Born||28 Jan 1900||Tientsin, China|
|Died||Mar 1968||(68)||Chelsea, London, England, U.K.|
Warship Commands listed for Vivian Dickinson Hamlin Bidwell, RNR
|HMS Turquoise (T 45)||T/Lt.||ASW Trawler||6 Nov 1940||mid 1941|
|HMS La Malouine (K 46)||T/Lt.||Corvette||3 Jul 1941||10 May 1943|
|HMS Labuan (K 584)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||5 Feb 1944||mid 1945|
Career informationMarried Berenice Francis Rhoda Thomas in Tientsin on 27 April 1929.
Events related to this officer
ASW Trawler HMS Turquoise (T 45)
19 Jun 1941
HMS Vanessa is damaged by a German aircraft while on patrol in the North Sea. She suffered a direct amidships, blowing up boilers, the fore funnel was blasted overboard, and the deck opened up. Eleven ratings and the engineer officer were killed and many of the crew were injured and burned. The damaged destroyer collided with anti-submarine trawler HMS Turquoise. Vanessa was towed to Yarmouth by destroyer HMS Vesper.
Corvette HMS La Malouine (K 46)
5 Aug 1941
HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) picks up 59 survivors from the British merchant Kumasian that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-74 west of Ireland in position 53°26'N, 15°40'W.
9 Jul 1942
HMS La Malouine (Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) picks up 30 survivors from the American merchant John Witherspoon that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-255 about 20 nautical miles from the shore of Novaya Zemlya in position 72°05'N, 48°30'E.
2 Apr 1943
HMS La Malouine (Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Katha that was torpedoed by German U-boat U-124 and sunk about 320 nautical miles west of Oporto, Portugal in position 41°02'N, 15°39'W.
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