Clifford Caslon, RN
|Born||11 May 1896|
Retired: 15 Aug 1950
Warship Commands listed for Clifford Caslon, RN
|HMS Kempenfelt (i) (I 18)||Capt.||Destroyer||23 Aug 1939||20 Sep 1939|
|HMS Tartar (F 43)||Capt.||Destroyer||29 May 1940||5 Sep 1940|
|HMS Somali (F 33)||Capt.||Destroyer||5 Sep 1940||23 Jan 1941|
|HMS Somali (F 33)||Capt.||Destroyer||19 Feb 1941||24 Jul 1941|
|HMS Tyne (F 24)||Capt.||Destroyer Depot Ship||25 Jul 1941||30 May 1942|
|HMS Nelson (28)||Capt.||Battleship||22 Nov 1944||15 Oct 1946|
Caslon in HMS Somali was the Naval Commander for Operation Claymore, the Commando Raid on the Lofoten Islands 1 - 6 March 1941 (en.wikipedia.org).
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Somali (F 33)
24 Oct 1940
HMS Somali (Capt. C. Caslon, RN) HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN) and HMS Matabele (Cdr. R.St.V. Sherbrooke, DSO, RN) sink the German weather ship WBS 5 / Adolf Vinnen (391 BRT) some 25 miles north-west of Stadlandet, Norway.
This sinking is often credited to the British submarine HMS Seawolf but this is not correct.
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