Andrew George Prideaux DSC, RN

Born  10 Mar 1918
Died  17 May 2016(98)


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Ranks

1 Sep 1936 Cadet
1 May 1937 Mid.
1 May 1939 S.Lt.
16 Nov 1940 Lt.
16 Nov 1948 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 28 May 1958


Decorations

20 Jul 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Andrew George Prideaux, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Unrivalled (P 45)Lt.Submarine14 Aug 194230 Aug 1942
HMS L 26 (N 26)Lt.Submarine2 Aug 194314 Oct 1944
HMS Seneschal (P 255)Lt.Submarine15 May 19453 Dec 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Unrivalled (P 45)


22 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 45 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, RN) is undocked. (1)

29 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 45 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, RN) shifted from Ardrossan to Holy Loch. (1)

30 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) conducted deep diving trials in the Clyde area. (1)


Submarine HMS L 26 (N 26)


8 Aug 1943
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for St. John's, Newfoundland. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) until 0930/9.

For the daily positions of HMS L 26 during the passage from Rothesay to St. John's see the map below.

(2)

19 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland. (2)

27 Aug 1943
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed St. John's, Newfoundland for New York, U.S.A.

[As there is no log nor a passage report available for this period, no map can be displayed.] (3)

2 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at New York. (3)

3 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed New York for Philadelphia. (3)

5 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at Philadelphia. (3)

6 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) is taken in hand for refit at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (3)

22 Jan 1944
Having completed her refit, HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN), departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

24 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut for a post refit training period.

5 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed New London, Connecticut for Halifax. (2)

7 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at Halifax. (2)

10 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) shifted from Halifax to St. Margarets Bay. She was escorted by HMCS Trois Rivieres (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR). (2)

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

13 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

14 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

16 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

17 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay with HMCS Trois Rivieres (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR). (2)

19 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

21 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay. (2)

22 Feb 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay with HMCS Alberni (T/A/Lt.Cdr. I.H. Bell, RCNVR). (2)

24 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay with HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.D.H. Gardiner, RCNVR) and HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. J.A. Tullis, RCNR). (2)

25 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off St. Margarets Bay with HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.D.H. Gardiner, RCNVR) and HMCS Port Colborne (T/Lt.Cdr. C.J. Angus, RCNR). (2)

27 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) suffered a battery explosion in no.1 battery tank. One rating was killed in this incident. (2)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) shifted from St. Margarets Bay to Halifax. She was escorted by HMCS Port Colborne (T/Lt.Cdr. C.J. Angus, RCNR). (2)

26 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed Halifax for Philadelphia, U.S.A. (3)

30 Mar 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for repairs to the damage sustained during the battery explosion of 27 February 1944. (3)

17 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With the repairs completed, HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN), departed Philadelphia for Halifax. (3)

21 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at Halifax. (3)

12 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed Halifax for Bermuda. She was escorted by HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. T/Lt. D.W.G. Storey, RCNVR). (2)

15 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at Bermuda. (2)

17 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises off Bermuda. (2)

18 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) proceeded to the Bermuda Dockyard for repairs to her after hydroplanes. (2)

20 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With the repairs to her after hydroplanes completed, HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN), conducted dive trials off Bermuda. (2)

22 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

23 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

24 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

25 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

26 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

27 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) proceeded to the Bermuda Dockyard for minor repairs. (2)

31 May 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

1 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

2 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

3 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

5 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

6 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

7 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

8 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) proceeded to the Bermuda Dockyard for minor repairs. (2)

9 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

10 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

11 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

14 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

15 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

17 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

19 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

20 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

22 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

29 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

30 Jun 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

1 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

2 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

7 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

8 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

10 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

11 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

12 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

13 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

14 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

15 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

16 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda. (2)

20 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed Bermuda for Philadelphia, U.S.A. She was escorted out by USS PCE-846 (Lt. F.D. Andruss, USNR). (2)

24 Jul 1944
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the fitting of a new battery. (2)

6 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for Bermuda. (3)

10 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at Bermuda for another period of A/S exercises.

[No further details regarding these exercises are currently available to us]. (3)

30 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) departed Bermuda for Pictou. (3)

6 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 26 (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) arrived at Pictou. (3)


Submarine HMS Seneschal (P 255)


4 Oct 1945
HMS Seneschal (Lt. A.G. Prideaux, DSC, RN) completed a period of trials and training in the Clyde area. (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17409
  2. ADM 199/1830
  3. ADM 199/2560
  4. ADM 199/2570

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


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