Harold Geeves Chesterman DSC, RNR

Born   1917Malvern East, Victoria, Australia

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21 Jul 1938 Lt.
??? A/Lt.Cdr.
21 Jul 1946 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1952 Cdr.
31 Dec 1958 Capt.

Retired: 28 Feb 1972


27 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
2 Jun 1943 DSC
19 Oct 1943 Bar to DSC
24 Jun 1950 RD
21 Oct 1966 2nd Clasp to RD
3 Jun 1978 MBE

Warship Commands listed for Harold Geeves Chesterman, RNR

HMS Kingston Turquoise (4.91)Lt.ASW Trawler31 Jul 1940early 1941
HMS Burdock (K 126)Lt.Corvette18 Mar 194114 May 1941
HMS Snowflake (K 211)Lt.Corvette20 Oct 194121 Sep 1943
HMS Hurst Castle (K 416)Lt.Corvette1 Feb 19441 Sep 1944
HMS Ambuscade (D 38)A/Lt.Cdr.DestroyerFeb 1945mid 1945
HMS Loch Achray (K 426)A/Lt.Cdr.Frigate28 Sep 1945Apr 1946

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Corvette HMS Snowflake (K 211)

5 Apr 1943
HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR) picks up 62 survivors from the British tanker British Ardour that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-706 in the North Atlantic in position 58°08'N, 34°04'W.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

(£ 38.25)

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