Terence Douglas Wood DSC, RNVR

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Ranks

19 Feb 1940 T/Lt.
19 Feb 1948 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

1 Jul 1941 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Terence Douglas Wood, RNVR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 33 (N 33)T/Lt.Submarine24 Aug 19427 Oct 1942
HMS Unseen (P 51)T/Lt.Submarine16 Apr 194415 Apr 1945
HMS Surf (P 239)T/Lt.Submarine16 May 194519 Oct 1945

Career information

Transferred to the RANVR on 9 August 1954

Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 33 (N 33)


24 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) proceeded to the Sheerness Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit. (1)


Submarine HMS Unseen (P 51)


28 May 1944
With her refit completed, HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) departed Sheerness for Rosyth was she was to join the 7th Submarine Flotilla for training purposes. She was escorted by HMS Velox until 0730/30, off Dundee, when HMS Loch Monteith took over the escort and also HrMs O 19 joined. The day before at 0840/29, off Blyth, HMS Vulpine had already joined Unseen and Velox. Both the other submarines were to proceed to Holy Loch for a work-up period. (2)

1 Jun 1944
HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

29 Jun 1944
HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) departed Rothesay together with HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) for St. John's, Newfoundland. They were escorted until 2340/30 by HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN).

For the daily positions of HMS Unseen during this passage see the map below.

(2)

9 Jul 1944
HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland. They were escorted in by HMCS Eyebright (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR).

11 Jul 1944
HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) departed St. John's, Canada together with HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) for Halifax, Canada.

14 Jul 1944
HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) arrived at Halifax, Canada.

Unseen was now assigned to A/S training with the Royal Canadian Navy. She operated mainly out of Halifax, St. John (N.B.) and Digby.

At the end of the war (with Japan) HMS Unseen was at Digby, Canada. She returned to the U.K. in October 1945 and was reduced to reserve on 1 November 1945. (3)


Submarine HMS Surf (P 239)


24 Jun 1945
HMS Surf (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, RNVR) departed Holy Loch for Blyth. (4)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Surf (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, RNVR) arrived at Blyth. On VJ-day HMS Surf was still at Blyth. It had been intended that she would sail to the Far East in early August 1945 to arrive there in October but due the war with Japan having ended she was retained in home waters. (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17228
  2. ADM 199/1385
  3. ADM 199/2573
  4. ADM 173/19788

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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