Alan Douglas Bruford, RNVR

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16 Nov 1928 Lt.
16 Nov 1936 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Cdr.

Retired: 9 Nov 1949


Warship Commands listed for Alan Douglas Bruford, RNVR

HMS Northern Spray (FY 129)Lt.Cdr.ASW Trawler22 Sep 19391 Jan 1940
HMS Calendula (K 28)Lt.Cdr.Corvette9 Apr 194012 Mar 1942
HMS Argus (D 49)Cdr.Aircraft Carrier20 Nov 1944mid 1945

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Corvette HMS Calendula (K 28)

19 Jun 1940
HMS Calendula (Lt.Cdr. A.D. Bruford, RNVR) picks up 23 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Tudor that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-48 north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 45°10'N, 11°50'W.

3 Jul 1940
HMRT Marauder (Lt. W.J. Hammond, RNR) takes the damaged Dutch merchant Amstelland in tow to Falmouth, where they arrived on 5 July. The Amstelland was torpedoed and damaged on 1 July by German U-boat U-65 about 380 nautical miles southwest of Lands End in position 47°53'N, 13°23'W. During the tow the ships were escorted by the British corvette HMS Calendula (Lt.Cdr. A.D. Bruford, RNVR).

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