Robert William Jocelyn, RN

Born  4 Dec 1909Tollymore, Northern Ireland
Died  18 Oct 1993(83)Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Ranks

1 Sep 1930 S.Lt.
1 Dec 1931 Lt.
1 Dec 1939 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1945 Cdr.
31 Dec 1950 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1960


Decorations

20 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Robert William Jocelyn, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Achates (i) (H 12)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer10 Aug 1940late 1941
HMS Panther (G 41)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer25 Oct 19419 Oct 1943
HMS Quality (G 62)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerJun 1944Sep 1945

Career information

Robert William Jocelyn was also known as the Viscount Jocelyn (the 9th Earl of Roden)

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Achates (i) (H 12)


21 May 1941
The British battlecruiser Hood (Capt. R. Kerr, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral L.E. Holland, CB, RN) and the battleship Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) were ordered to proceed to Hvalfjord, Iceland as the German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen were spotted by air reconnaissance at Bergen, Norway. As there were indications that these two were going to 'set sail' for a raid on the ocean trade routes.

The two British capital ships were escorted by the destroyers HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN), HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN), HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN), HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSO, RN), HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN) and HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. R.B.N. Hicks, DSO, RN).

8 Jun 1941
The British merchant Kingston Hill is torpedoed and sunk southwest of the Cape Verde Islands in position 09°35'N, 29°40'W by German U-boat U-38. HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN) later picks up 16 survivors.

25 Jul 1941 (position 64.11, -13.00)
While taking position in the screen of the carriers preparing to launch an air strike against Kirkenes/Petsamo, HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN) was mined and severely damaged off the Seidisfjord, Iceland in position 64°11'N, 13°00'W. Achates was under repair until mid-March 1942.


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