Derek Bathurst Wyburd DSO, DSC, RN

Born  9 Oct 1904


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Ranks

15 Nov 1925 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1927 Lt.
15 Nov 1935 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Cdr.

Retired: 9 Oct 1954


Decorations

1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
2 Oct 1942 DSC
14 Nov 1944 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Derek Bathurst Wyburd, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Jupiter (F 85)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer16 May 193928 Oct 1940
HMS Ursa (R 22)Cdr.Destroyer27 Dec 1943Oct 1945

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Destroyer HMS Jupiter (F 85)


31 Aug 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) completed her work-up period at Portland and departed from there for Grimsby. (1)

1 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) arrived at Grimsby from Portland. (2)

4 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to fuel. She departed Scapa early the next day to rejoin the 2nd cruiser squadron and her sister ships at sea. (2)

18 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). (2)

19 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). (2)

20 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). (2)

24 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) shifted from the Tyne to Rosyth. (2)

28 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN).

The cruisers returned to port after a local patrol vessel obtained an A/S contact. The destroyers briefly joined the hunt for the submarine but later also returned to port. (2)

29 Sep 1939
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN).

Again the cruisers returned to port after the A/S trawler HMS Amethyst (Ch.Skr. A. Liston, RNR) obtained an A/S contact. The destroyers joined the hunt for the submarine but in the evening they returned to port. (2)

2 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). (3)

2 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The aircraft carrier HMS Furious (Capt. M.L. Clarke, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for Loch Ewe where she was to join the Home Fleet. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) and HMS Sturdy (Lt.Cdr. G.T. Cooper, RN). (4)

3 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Furious (Capt. M.L. Clarke, DSC, RN), HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) and HMS Sturdy (Lt.Cdr. G.T. Cooper, RN) arrived at Loch Ewe.

The 'J'-class destroyers departed later the same day to return to Rosyth. (4)

4 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (3)

6 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN), HMS Edinburgh (Capt. F.C. Bradley, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth. (3)

22 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Rosyth for Immingham.

En-route she was diverted to go to the assistance of her sister ship HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) which had collided with a merchant vessel.

HMS Jupiter took HMS Javelin in tow until she was relived by a tug after which she screened the tow proceeding to the Humber. (3)

23 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. D. de Pass, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham to search for a reported enemy submarine. They did not made contact with the supposed enemy and returned to Immingham later the same day. (3)

24 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 24/25 October 1939, HMS Adventure (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, RN), departed Immingham for a minelay off Flamborough Head, During the lay she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. D. de Pass, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). On completion of the lay all ships returned to Immingham.

27 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 27/28 October 1939, HMS Adventure (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, RN), departed Immingham for a minelay off Flamborough Head, During the lay she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. D. de Pass, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). On completion of the lay all ships returned to Immingham.

29 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN), HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for operation AG, during which they were to patrol along the Dutch coast.

A German seaplane bombed HMS Jersey but no damage was done to her.

The destroyers returned to Immingham on 30 October. (3)

31 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for convoy escort duty for east coast coastal convoys.

At 1330/31, HMS Jupiter was ordered to detach from the convoy she was escorting to search for a reported enemy submarine.

HMS Jupiter returned to Immingham on 1 November 1939. (5)

6 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham to provide cover for coastal convoys and to proceed towards Rosyth at the same time. (6)

7 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The minelaying cruiser HMS Adventure (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, RN) departed Rosyth for Immingham. Off the Firth of Forth she was joined by the destroyers HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) which were to escort her.

HMS Adventure, HMS Juno and HMS Jupiter arrived at Immingham later the same day. (6)

8 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1700/8, HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for a night patrol.

They returned to Immingham at 1000/9. (6)

12 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for patrol and to provide cover for convoys. They returned to Immingham later the same day. (6)

14 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0530 hours, HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), departed Immingham for convoy escort duty.

At sea they joined convoy FN 36 and escorted it until 1730 hours when they set course to return to Immingham arriving there around 2200 hours. (6)

16 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for patrol and to provide cover for convoys. They returned to Immingham later the same day. (6)

19 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for patrol and convoy cover. (6)

20 Nov 1939
In the evening, HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), returned to Immingham. (6)

25 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1730/25, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), departed Immingham for a night patrol. 6)

26 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1500/25, HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), departed Immingham for a night patrol. 6)

29 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1515/29, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), departed Immingham for a night patrol. 6)

30 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1500/30, HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for patrol.

They returned to Immingham around 1815/1. (7)

3 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Between 1315 and 1350 hours, first HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and then HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham for patrol.

They returned to Immingham around 1930/4. (8)

5 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1500/5, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), departed Immingham for a night patrol. 8)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/109416
  2. ADM 53/109417
  3. ADM 53/109418
  4. ADM 53/108819
  5. ADM 53/109418 + ADM 53/109419
  6. ADM 53/109419
  7. ADM 53/109419 + ADM 53/109420
  8. ADM 53/109420

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


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