Rudland Dallas Cairns DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Jan 1941 S.Lt.
16 Apr 1942 Lt.
16 Apr 1950 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1958 Cdr.
30 Jun 1965 Capt.

Retired: 15 Apr 1969


Decorations

29 Jun 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Rudland Dallas Cairns, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS P 556 (P 556)Lt.Submarine19 Jun 194327 Aug 1943
HMS Virtue (P 75)Lt.Submarine1 Dec 19433 Aug 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Virtue (P 75)


26 Jul 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) fires four torpedoes at the German sailing vessel Doxa (504 GRT) off Suda Bay, Crete. All torpedoes missed their target.

29 Jul 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) attacked a German sailing vessel with torpedoed and gunfire 13 nautical miles south-south-west of Milos, Greece but fails the sink the enemy vessel.

30 Jul 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) fires a torpedo against the small German merchant Dresden (120 GRT) east of Ananes Island, Greece. The torpedo however misses its target.

16 Aug 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) sank three sailing vessels with gunfire and ramming nine miles south of Milos, Greece.

19 Aug 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire south of Milos Island, Greece.

21 Aug 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire off Cape Spatha, Crete, Greece.

12 Sep 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) fires three torpedoes ' against what is identified as ' a auxiliary patrol vessel north-west of Psathoura Island, Greece. The torpedoes missed their target.

13 Sep 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) fires three torpedoes against the German auxiliary net layer Piraeus (670 GRT) in the Skiathos Channel, Greece. All torpedoes fires missed their target.

9 Oct 1944 (position 35.25, 24.57)
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) sank the Greek sailing vessel Aghios Matthaios (35 GRT) with gunfire west of Cape Stavros, Crete in position 35°25'N, 24°57'E.

10 Oct 1944 (position 35.31, 25.12)
While operating off Crete HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) sank the Greek sailing vessel Sophia (150 GRT) with gunfire in position 35°31'N, 25°12'E and the Greek sailing vessel Aghia Anna (50 GRT) with gunfire in position 35°32'N, 25°03'E.

11 Oct 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) sank a water carrier and two smaller vessels with gunfire off Cape Dhia, Crete, Greece.


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