Charles Gordon Walker, RN

Born  26 Nov 1909

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1 Jan 1931 A/S.Lt.
1 Aug 1931 S.Lt.
1 May 1934 Lt.
18 Jan 1943 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1947 Cdr.
30 Jun 1953 Capt.

Retired: 29 Jan 1958


Warship Commands listed for Charles Gordon Walker, RN

HMS L 27 (N 27)Lt.Submarine2 Feb 194029 Feb 1940
HMS L 23 (N 23)Lt.Submarine26 Mar 194014 Jul 1940
HMS Bulldog (H 91)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Mar 1944late 1944
HMS Torrington (K 577)Lt.Cdr.FrigateSep 1945late 1945

Career information

Subsequent to L-23 command, the whole crew were appointed to new build HMS Unique, but prior to vessel commissioning Walker, Rind (navigating officer) and 4 crew were diagnosed with tuberculosis. Walker was in Sanitarium for about 6 months then released and placed on retirement list. Shortly thereafter was taken on by Adm. Max Horton as staff officer sub ops. After some months Adm. Horton arranged for reinstatement to active, but no more subs. Walker was then appointed 1st Lt. HMS Black Prince in 1943 and remained with that ship until 1946 when the ship was turned over to N.Zealand at Auckland.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Bulldog (H 91)

26 Jun 1944 (position 55.33, 11.02)
German U-boat U-719 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 55°33'N, 11°02'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Bulldog.

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