Errol Concanon Lloyd Turner DSO, RN

Born  22 Dec 1900

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1 Jan 1917 Mid.
15 Nov 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1919 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1921 Lt.
15 Jun 1929 Lt.Cdr.
17 Oct 1940 A/Cdr.
12 May 1942 A/Capt.
22 Dec 1945 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 22 Dec 1945


25 Aug 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 Feb 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Aug 1944 DSO
7 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Errol Concanon Lloyd Turner, RN

HMS Active (H 14)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer1 May 1939Feb 1941
HMS Boadicea (H 65)A/Cdr.DestroyerFeb 19414 Jul 1941
HMS Glengyle (4.196)A/Capt.Landing Ship Infantry5 Feb 19433 Jan 1944

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Destroyer HMS Active (H 14)

26 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Turner, RN) arrived at Gibraltar with the whale factory ship Sevilla (British, 5135 GRT, built 1900) which was coming from Freetown with a valuable cargo of whale oil. The destroyer had made rendezvous with her in position 34°29'N, 09°00'W. (1)

27 Nov 1940
The British merchant Diplomat is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-104 128 nautical miles west-north-west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°42'N, 11°37'W. HMS Active (A/Cdr. E.C.L. Turner, RN) later picks up 39 survivors.


  1. ADM 199/654

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