Royston Hollis Wright DSC, RN

Born  29 Sep 1908

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1 Mar 1930 S.Lt.
1 Jun 1931 Lt.
1 Jun 1939 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1940 Cdr.
31 Dec 1946 Capt.
7 Jan 1956 Rear-Admiral
31 Jan 1959 Vice-Admiral
26 Jan 1962 Admiral


31 Dec 1940 DSC
4 Apr 1944 Bar to DSC
12 Jun 1958 CB
10 Jun 1961 KCB
13 Jun 1964 GBE

Warship Commands listed for Royston Hollis Wright, RN

HMS Beagle (H 30)Lt.Destroyer27 Apr 1939Feb 1941
HMS Derwent (L 83)Cdr.Escort destroyer11 Nov 1941Mar 1943
HMS Hurworth (L 28)Cdr.Escort destroyer24 Mar 194322 Oct 1943

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Destroyer HMS Beagle (H 30)

6 Feb 1940
HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Kingdon, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) sail from Boulogne with the Prime Minister, War cabinet and Chief of Staff for Dover.

22 Jul 1940
HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) destroyed a German Junkers JU-87 by pom-pom fire.

13 Sep 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940 the destroyers HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN), HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN), HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) bombard Cherbourg in a sweep through the Seine Bay.

3 Nov 1940
German U-boat U-99 torpedoed and sank the British merchant Casanare about 240 nautical miles west-southwest of Bloody Foreland in position 53°58'N, 14°13'W. HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) later picks up 54 survivors.

5 Nov 1940
HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) picks up 28 survivors from the British tanker Scottish Maiden that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 225 nautical miles west by south of Bloody Foreland in position 54°36'N, 14°23'W.

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