John Fitzroy Duyland Bush DSC, RN

Born  1 Nov 1914
Died  10 May 2013(98)

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1 Jan 1933 Cadet
1 Jan 1934 Mid.
1 Mar 1936 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1936 Lt.
1 Apr 1944 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1946 Cdr.
30 Jun 1952 Capt.
7 Jan 1961 Rear-Admiral
26 Nov 1963 Vice-Admiral
20 Aug 1968 Admiral

Retired: 4 Apr 1970


5 Aug 1941 DSC
8 Jan 1942 Bar to DSC
1 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
4 Apr 1944 2nd Bar to DSC
1 Jan 1963 CB
12 Jun 1965 KCB
1 Jan 1970 GCB

Warship Commands listed for John Fitzroy Duyland Bush, RN

HMS Belvoir (L 32)Lt.Escort destroyer3 Feb 194218 May 1944
HMS Zephyr (R 19)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer18 Jul 194415 Dec 1944
HMS Chevron (R 51)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Jan 1945

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Escort destroyer HMS Belvoir (L 32)

1 Feb 1943
HMS Belvoir and HMS Tetcott pick up 118 survivors from the British minelayer HMS Welshman that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-617 about 45 miles east-north-east of Tobruk in position 32°12'N, 24°52'E.

21 Aug 1943
While escorting convoy MKF-22 in the Mediterranean, HMS Belvoir (Lt. J.F.D. Bush, DSC, RN) accidentally torpedoed the American merchant Cape Mohican.

The convoy escorts had apparently sighted two darkened ships steaming ahead of the convoy and made their torpedo tubes ready, at 22.55 hours when they were trained to port for the second time a torpedo was fired accidentally by HMS Belvoir. She then immediately went to the assistance of Cape Mohican and escorted her to Malta.

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