Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield, RN
|Born ||27 Apr 1888|
|Died ||6 Dec 1954||(66)|
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|15 Jul 1904|| ||Mid.|
|15 Sep 1907|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 Nov 1907|| ||S.Lt.|
|30 Jun 1910|| ||Lt.|
|30 Jun 1918|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1924|| ||Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1931|| ||Capt.|
| || ||Capt. (retired)|
Warship Commands listed for Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield, RN
|HMS Cumberland (57)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||15 Feb 1939||29 Feb 1940|
|HMS Malaya (01)||Capt. (retired)||Battleship||5 Dec 1944||26 Feb 1945|
|HMS Kent (54)||Capt. (retired)||Heavy cruiser||27 Feb 1945||14 Oct 1945|
Retired 1941/1942 ?
Events related to this officer
5 Dec 1939 (position -39.25, -57.15)
The German passenger ship Ussukuma (7834 GRT) is intercepted in the South Atlantic off Bahia Blanca, Argentina in position 39°25'S, 57°15'W by the British heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland (Capt W.H.G. Fallowfield, RN) and the British light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, RN). However, before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.
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