Humphry Gilbert Boys-Smith DSO, DSC, RD, RNR

Born  20 Dec 1904
Died  24 Jun 1999(94)

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5 Mar 1928 S.Lt.
17 Nov 1929 Lt.
17 Nov 1937 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1941 Cdr.
31 Dec 1946 Capt.

Retired: 23 Jan 1952


16 Aug 1940 DSO
3 Mar 1941 RD
4 Mar 1941 Bar to DSO
3 Nov 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
16 Mar 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Humphry Gilbert Boys-Smith, RNR

HMS Tourmaline (T 42)Lt.Cdr.ASW Trawler13 Feb 194010 May 1940
HMS Anemone (K 48)Lt.Cdr.Corvette20 Jun 194025 Feb 1942
HMS Spey (K 246)Cdr.Frigate25 Mar 194230 Aug 1943

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Corvette HMS Anemone (K 48)

7 Jan 1941 (position 60.15, -15.27)
The Italian submarine Nani was sunk south off Iceland in position 60°15'N, 15°27'W by the British corvette HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO, RNR).

Frigate HMS Spey (K 246)

11 Jul 1942 (position 33.30, -22.52)
German U-boat U-136 was sunk in the Atlantic west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 33°30'N, 22°52'W by the Free French destroyer Leopard (Lt.Cdr. Richard), the British frigate HMS Spey (Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO and Bar, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN).

29 Mar 1943
The British merchant Empire Whale is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-662 about 425 nautical miles north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 46°44'N, 16°38'W. HMS Spey (Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO and Bar, RNR) picks up 10 survivors.

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