John Martin Michell DSC, RN

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Ranks

16 Dec 1939 S.Lt.
1 Jul 1941 Lt.
1 Jul 1949 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1952 Cdr.

Retired: 29 Jun 1970


Decorations

15 Jun 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Martin Michell, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 50 (N 50)Lt.Submarine25 Apr 19436 Sep 1943
HMS Vox (P 73)Lt.Submarine6 Sep 194315 May 1945

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Submarine HMS H 50 (N 50)


27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Banff (Lt. P. Brett, RNR) and HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RD, RNR). (1)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Banff (Lt. P. Brett, RNR) and HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RD, RNR). (1)

29 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN), FFS Roselys, FFS Aconit, FFS Renoncule and HMS Keppel (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (1)

30 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. G.J. Luther, RN) and HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR). (1)

1 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. G.J. Luther, RN) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (2)

3 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

On leaving, and before making rendez-vous with Z 5, HMS H 50 briefly grounded. She came off within the hour. The cause of the grounding was a defect to the steering mechanism. (2)

4 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

14 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

14 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

16 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN). (3)

18 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

20 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown where she conducted A/S exercises with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

21 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

22 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

23 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

24 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

25 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

27 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (3)

28 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

29 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (3)

30 Jun 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and aircraft. (3)

1 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (4)

2 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

5 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

6 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

8 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft and (at least) HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (4)

9 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (4)

11 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (4)

12 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (4)

13 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

14 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (4)

15 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (4)

16 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (4)

18 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (4)

20 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

21 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

22 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Spaniel. (4)

23 Jul 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with (at least) HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

24 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (4)

26 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

30 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked. (4)

10 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is undocked at Kames Bay. She then immediately returned to Rothesay. (5)

11 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted post-repair trials in the Clyde area. (5)

22 Aug 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Londonderry. (5)

23 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS La Malbaie (T/Lt. J.S. Davis, RCNVR), HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR) and HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (5)

25 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN) and aircraft. (5)

31 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR) and HMS Fame (Cdr. R.A. Currie, RN). (5)

1 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fame (Cdr. R.A. Currie, RN) and HMS Bentinck (Cdr.(Retd.) H.J.R. Paramore, RN). (6)

4 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR). (6)

6 Sep 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. After these exercises had been completed Lt. Varley took over command of HMS H 50 from Lt. Michell. (6)


Submarine HMS Vox (P 73)


3 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire off Monemvassia, Greece.

4 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank a German sailing vessel off Santorini Island, Greece.

10 Jul 1944 (position 37.53, 25.01)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank the German collier Anita (1165 GRT, built 1899, former Italian Arezzo) between Andros and Tinos Islands, Greece in position 37°53'N, 25°01'E.

1 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) claims the sinking of a sailing vessel with gunfire south of Santorini Island, Greece.

3 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) fires two torpedoes at what is identified as an enemy auxiliary patrol vessel south of Santorini Island, Greece. The torpedoed both missed their target.

4 Aug 1944 (position 35.52, 25.15)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank the German guard boat GK 61/P?trel 8 (75 tons) and the German sailing vessels Thetis and SA 83 north of Iraklion, Crete in position 35°52'N, 25°15'E.

9 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) claims to have damaged a small German merchant with gunfire off Candia, Crete, Greece.

31 Aug 1944 (position 35.29, 25.11)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire off Crete in position 35°29'N, 25°11'E.

24 Sep 1944 (position 39.44, 23.30)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire about 15 nautical miles south of the Kassandra Peninsula, Greece in position 39°44'N, 23°30'E.

25 Sep 1944 (position 39.34, 23.04)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank the Greek sailing vessel Vol (54 GRT) with gunfire about 12 nautical miles south-east of Ayiokambos, Larisis, Greece in position 39°34'N, 23°04'E.

12 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) was put on the slipway at Fremantle. (7)

13 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) was put back in the water. (7)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17827
  2. ADM 173/17828
  3. ADM 173/17829
  4. ADM 173/17830
  5. ADM 173/17831
  6. ADM 173/17832
  7. ADM 199/1919

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


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