Eric James Patrick Brind, RN

Born  12 May 1892Paignton, Devon, England, U.K.
Died  4 Oct 1963(71)Lye Green, Sussex, England, U.K.


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Ranks

15 Sep 1909 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 A/S.Lt.
30 Dec 1912 S.Lt.
30 Sep 1914 Lt.
30 Sep 1922 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1927 Cdr.
31 Dec 1933 Capt.
6 Feb 1942 Rear-Admiral
16 Oct 1945 Vice-Admiral
20 Mar 1949 Admiral

Retired: 22 Jun 1953


Decorations

14 Oct 1941 CBE
25 Jul 1944 CB
13 Jun 1946 KCB
1 Jan 1951 GBE

Warship Commands listed for Eric James Patrick Brind, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Birmingham (19)Capt.Light cruiser3 Jan 19384 Mar 1940

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Birmingham (19)


6 Sep 1939
At 1005G/6, HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) sighted a merchant vessel south-west of Padang, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, which turned out to be the German Franken (7789 GRT, built 1926). The German ship returned to Padang on sighting the British cruiser.

At 2128G/6, HMS Birmingham parted company with HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN). HMS Birmingham then proceeded south towards the Sunda Strait to establish a patrol there. (1)

15 Sep 1939
During the night of 15/16 September 1939, HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) fuelled from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Appleleaf (5892 GRT, built 1917). (1)

22 Sep 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) left the Sunda Strait patrol for a patrol along the west coast of Sumatra. (1)

26 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) passed the Sunda Strait eastbound to proceed to Singapore. (1)

28 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Singapore after a lenghty patrol. (1)

4 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Singapore for the Sunda Strait patrol. (2)

6 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived in the Sunda Strait. (2)

20 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed the Sunda Strait patrol to return to Singapore. (2)

22 Oct 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Singapore from patrol. (2)

28 Oct 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) departed Singapore for a patrol around Sumatra. (2)

1 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) parted company with each other. HMS Birmingham proceeded south to the Sunda Strait while HMAS Hobart proceeded north to return to Singapore via the Malacca Strait. (3)

6 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Singapore from patrol. (3)

7 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Singapore for Hong Kong. (3)

10 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Hong Kong. (3)

13 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Hong Kong for a patrol south of Japan. (3)

21 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) is ordered to make rendezvous of Shanghai with the French transport André Lebon (14365 GRT, built 1915) and escort her to Hong Kong. (4)

26 Nov 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) anchored off the Yangstse estuary, north-east of Zhousan Island (Saddle Islands) in position 30°10'N, 122°24'E. Later she is joined by the French transport André Lebon (14365 GRT, built 1915) and both ships then set course for Hong Kong. (3)

28 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) and the French transport André Lebon (14365 GRT, built 1915) arrived at Hong Kong. (3)

6 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Hong Kong for a patrol south of Japan. (5)

17 Dec 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at the Saddle Islands off the Yangtze estuary. There she fuelled from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Francol (2607 GRT, built 1917). The two ships however collide and HMS Birmingham sustained damage to her bow. Emergency repairs are made and HMS Birmingham is able to resume her patrol south of Japan. (6)

27 Dec 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Hong Kong from patrol. At Hong Kong she is immediately docked for repairs to her bow and to change a propeller. (5)

30 Dec 1939
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) is undocked. (5)

3 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. She had been ordered to return to the U.K. for service with the Home Fleet. (7)

6 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Singapore. (8)

8 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Singapore for Colombo. (8)

11 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Colombo. She departed for Aden later the same day. (8)

16 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed for Suez later the same day. (8)

19 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Suez. She transited the Suez Canal northbound later the same day and arrived at Port Said from where she departed for Malta. (8)

21 Jan 1940
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Malta where she temporary joined the Mediterranean Fleet. At Malta she first commenced a short refit. (8)

4 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN, hoisted his flag in HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) which then departed Malta for Alexandria. (9)

6 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN, flying the flag of A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (9)

11 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN, flying the flag of A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta. (9)

13 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN, flying the flag of A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) arrived at Malta. (9)

14 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN, struck his flag in HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN). (10)

15 Feb 1940
During 15/16 February 1940, HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN), conducted exercises off Malta. These included night exercises. (9)

19 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) departed Malta for Portsmouth. (9)

24 Feb 1940
HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. At the Portsmouth Dockyard degaussing equipment was fitted. Also the crew painted the ship. The crew was also given foreign service leave. (9)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/107768
  2. ADM 53/107769
  3. ADM 53/107770
  4. ADM 199/374
  5. ADM 53/107771
  6. ADM 53/107771 + ADM 199/374
  7. ADM 53/111571 + ADM 199/2547
  8. ADM 53/111571
  9. ADM 53/111572
  10. ADM 199/2547

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


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