Newton James Wallop William-Powlett DSC, RN

Born  26 Jun 1896
Died  10 Nov 1963(67)


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Ranks

15 Jan 1914 Mid.
15 Jan 1916 A/S.Lt.
30 Aug 1916 S.Lt.
30 Mar 1917 Lt.
30 Mar 1925 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1948


Decorations

31 May 1916 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Newton James Wallop William-Powlett, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Calypso (D 61)Capt.Light cruiser31 Jul 193912 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (D 45)Capt.Light cruiser4 Oct 19421 Aug 1943
HMNZS Gambia (48)Capt.Light cruiser24 Aug 194315 Mar 1945

Career information

Survived the loss of HMS Tipperary on 31/5/16.
Commanded HMS Sussex from 1/47.

Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Calypso (D 61)


24 Sep 1939 (position 62.00, -15.34)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) intercepts the German merchant Minden (4165 GRT) south of Iceland in position 62°00'N, 15°34'W. However before the ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.

22 Nov 1939 (position 63.00, -7.00)
The German merchant Konsul Hendrik Fisser (4458 GRT) is captured off the Faroes in position 63°00N, 07°00W by the British light cruiser HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN)


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