John Travis Beaufoy Birch DSO, DSC, RN

Born  14 Jul 1910

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1 Nov 1931 S.Lt.
1 Nov 1933 Lt.
1 Nov 1941 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 2 Aug 1954


1 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Sep 1942 DSO
29 Sep 1942 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Travis Beaufoy Birch, RN

HMS Hurworth (L 28)Lt.Escort destroyer18 Aug 194124 Mar 1943
HMS Kelvin (F 37)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer24 Mar 1943mid 1943
HMS Urchin (ii) (R 99)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Aug 194328 Jun 1944
HMS St. Kitts (R 18)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer31 Jul 1945

Career information

John Travis Beaufoy Birch was born on 14 July 1910 to John Kenneth Beaufoy Birch and Janet Elizabeth Clay

Events related to this officer

Escort destroyer HMS Hurworth (L 28)

30 Oct 1942 (position 32.30, 33.00)
German U-boat U-559 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Port Said, in position 32°30'N, 33°00'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, DSC, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, DSO, OBE, RN), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN), after being located by a British Vickers Wellesley aircraft (47 Sqn RAF/F).

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