Robert Charles Meadows White, RN
|Born ||30 Dec 1904|
|Died ||12 Dec 1939||(34)||HMS Duchess|
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|15 May 1925|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|30 Dec 1925|| ||S.Lt.|
|30 Sep 1927|| ||Lt.|
|30 Sep 1935|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for Robert Charles Meadows White, RN
|HMS Duchess (H 64)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||28 Sep 1938||12 Dec 1939 (+)|
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1 Sep 1939
HMS Duchess (Lt.Cdr. R.C.M. White, RN) was on China station at the outbreak of the war. Ordered by the Admiralty to return to UK forthwith with her Flotilla, proceeded via Singapore, Colombo, Aden, Suez and Malta. At Malta, HMS Duchess, HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN) and HMS Delight (Cdr. M. Fogg-Elliot, RN) were detached to escort the battleship HMS Barham (Capt. H.T.C. Walker, RN) to the Clyde, leading directly to her loss, see above.
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