Arthur Vernon Hemming, RN

Born  28 Apr 1884Steyning, Hove, Sussex, England, U.K.
Died  4 Feb 1959(74)Hove, Sussex, England, U.K.

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4 Sep 1914 Lt.
4 Sep 1922 Lt.Cdr.
28 Apr 1929 Cdr. (retired)
??? A/Capt. (retired)

Retired: 28 Apr 1929


Warship Commands listed for Arthur Vernon Hemming, RN

HMS Bath (I 17)Cdr. (retired)Destroyer23 Sep 19409 Jan 1941
HMS Pretoria Castle (F 61)A/Capt. (retired)Armed Merchant CruiserFeb 1941Jul 1942

Career information

He attended Lancing College in 1898/1899. Was a naval cadet at Swanscombe in 1901. He married Mary Edith Welks in 1906. Took part in Gallipoli campaign in WWI & was awarded the Grecian Order of the Redeemer.

Served as 1st Lt. on HMS Wakeful in Operation Dynamo, sunk by torpedo from E-boat S30.

Events related to this officer

Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Pretoria Castle (F 61)

17 Jun 1941
The Vichy French merchant Desirade (9645 GRT) was seized by HMS Pretoria Castle (A/Capt A.V. Hemming, RN) east of the Antilles.

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