Charles Gordon Walker, RN
If you can help with photo or any information on this Officer please
use our comment form.
|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.||Submarine||2 Feb 1940||29 Feb 1940|
|HMS L 23 (N 23)||Lt.||Submarine||26 Mar 1940||14 Jul 1940|
|HMS Bulldog (H 91)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||14 Mar 1944||late 1944|
|HMS Torrington (K 577)||Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||Sep 1945||late 1945|
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
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.
You can help improve officers Charles Gordon Walker's page
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this officer.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve his page.