Konrad Franciszek Namiesniowski, ORP

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  Komandor Podporucznik

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Konrad Franciszek Namiesniowski, ORP


ShipRankTypeFromTo
ORP Garland (H 37)Kmdr ppor.Destroyer7 Oct 194020 Jan 1942
ORP Blyskawica (H 34)Kmdr ppor.Destroyer24 Jun 19434 Jan 1945

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer ORP Garland (H 37)


10 Oct 1940
The British cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) and HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), with the British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN) and HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN) of the 17th DF and the Polish destroyers Garland (Cdr. K. Namiesniowski, ORP) and Burza (Cdr. A. Doroszkowski, ORP) act as a screen to the British battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) during a bombardment of Cherbourg.

30 Oct 1940
Garland (under command of Lt.Cdr. Namiesniowski) left Plymouth and joined the escort of a small convoy. (1)

3 Nov 1940
Garland was ordered to find the damaged Windsor Castle. Unfortunately, the searching was unsuccessful. (1)

5 Nov 1940
Garland was ordered to join a large convoy from the USA to the Clyde. Lt.Cdr. Namiesniowski took command of the convoy escort. This convoy reached the Clyde on the 8th. (1)

8 Nov 1940
Garland formed part of the escort of a convoy heading to the USA. (1)

15 Nov 1940
When the Convoy reached 20°W, the escort turned back to England. Due to a heavy storm, Garland took some damage and lost two men (Chief mechanic, Lt.Cdr. Gierzod and Chief of the ASW weapons, Petty Officer Stasiewicz) overboard. (1)

17 Nov 1940
Garland arrived at Greenock. (1)

3 Dec 1940
The commanding officer of Garland became the escort commander of a convoy heading to the USA. A heavy storm scattered the convoy. Only tiny group of ships stayed together. Despite damaged caused by waves, Garland accompanied them for 5 days. (1)

25 Jan 1941
Due to fuel shortage, L?opard left the group and turned back. (1)

26 Jan 1941
Garland and the troop ship reached 28°W. The Polish destroyer left the ship and turned back to Greenock. (1)

8 Feb 1941
The Polish destroyers Garland and Piorun formed part of the escort of a convoy bound for Canada / USA. (1)

17 Feb 1941
Garland and Piorun were once again part of the Escort for a convoy. (1)

20 Feb 1941
The Polish destroyers Garland and Piorun were ordered to leave a convoy they were escorting and provide escort for two troop ships returning to England. (1)

10 Apr 1941
Garland left Hvalfjord and served as escort for the British battleship HMS Resolution and the British Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Derbyshire on their route to Canada. (1)

2 Sep 1941
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland depart from Liverpool to conduct a ASW patrol.

3 Sep 1941 (position 52.15, -21.10)
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland are ordered to pick up the survivors from the British merchant Fort Richepanche that was torpedoed that day by German U-boat U-567 some 450 miles southwest of Bloody Foreland in position 52°15'N, 21°10'W. Ten crew members, five gunners and seven passengers were picked up by the Polish destroyers on 4 September and landed at Greenock on 5 September.

17 Oct 1941
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland depart from Gourock as part of the escort of a convoy to Canada.

24 Oct 1941
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland were detached from convoy they are escorting in order to reach St. John's, Canada for refuelling. Five and half hours after they reach the harbour they depart from again and head back to the convoy.

26 Oct 1941
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland reach Halifax, Canada with the convoy they are escorting.

4 Nov 1941
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland depart from Halifax, Canada as part of the escort for a convoy to the Clyde.

12 Nov 1941
The Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland enter Greenock harbour.

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