Sidney Richard James Woods DSC, RD, RNR
|Born||14 Oct 1906||Plymouth, England|
|Died||16 Feb 1968||(61)|
Retired: 14 Oct 1956
Warship Commands listed for Sidney Richard James Woods, RNR
|HMS Aquamarine (4.00)||Lt.||ASW Trawler||5 Sep 1939||17 May 1940|
|HMS Comet||Lt.Cdr.||MS Trawler||May 1940||30 Sep 1940|
|HMS Burwell (H 94)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||9 Oct 1940||mid 1942|
|HMS Witch (D 89)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Jul 1942||late 1943|
|HMS Wren (ii) (U 28)||Lt.Cdr.||Sloop||8 Nov 1943||15 Jan 1944|
|HMS Wren (ii) (U 28)||Lt.Cdr.||Sloop||15 Mar 1944||25 Apr 1946|
He went to HMS Worcester, graduated in 1923 and joined Clan Line. Rose to the rank of Captain. Was RNR and joined RN at start of War. He was in command of HMS Burwell at the capture of U-570.
Returned to command in Clan Line after the war. Retired November 1967 and passed away from emphysema 16 Feb 1968
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Burwell (H 94)
10 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The Belgian merchant Gand was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-556 about 210 miles south-east of Cape Farewell. HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR) later picks up 43 survivors and landed them at Reykjavik on 17 May.
Sloop HMS Wren (ii) (U 28)
10 Aug 1944 (position 46.30, -3.08)
German U-boat U-608 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay north-west of La Rochelle, in position 46°30'N, 03°08'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, DSC, RNR) and a British Liberator aircraft (53 Sqn RAF/C).
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