Michael Southcote Townsend DSO, DSC, OBE, RN
|Born||18 Jun 1908|
Retired: 7 Jul 1961
Warship Commands listed for Michael Southcote Townsend, RN
|HMS Viscount (D 92)||Lt.||Destroyer||24 Aug 1939||mid 1941|
|HMS Badsworth (L 03)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||10 Jun 1941||8 Jan 1942|
|HMS Kelvin (F 37)||Cdr.||Destroyer||24 Apr 1942||24 Mar 1943|
|HMS Barfleur (R 80)||Cdr.||Destroyer||1 Aug 1944||28 Dec 1945|
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Destroyer HMS Viscount (D 92)
2 Dec 1940
HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) picks up survivors from the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland in position 54°35'N, 18°18'W.
HMS Viscount also picks up 16 survivors from the British merchant Kavak that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 about 340 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°00'N, 19°30'W.
Destroyer HMS Kelvin (F 37)
20 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Kelvin and HMS Javelin intercept a small Italian convoy off Tripoli, Libya and completely destroy it. Some 11 ships were sunk among them the small Italian minesweepers RD 31, RD 36, RD 37 and RD 39.
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