Miles Ambrose Gregory Child, RN
|Born||8 May 1901|
Retired: 8 May 1946
Warship Commands listed for Miles Ambrose Gregory Child, RN
|HMS Warwick (D 25)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||14 Jul 1939||14 Jan 1942|
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Destroyer HMS Warwick (D 25)
16 Sep 1939 (position 49.11, -13.38)
At 08.15 hours German U-boat U-31 torpedoed and sank the British merchant Aviemore about 220 nautical miles south-west of Cape Clear in position 49°11'N, 13°38'W. The master and 22 crew members were lost. Eleven crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Warwick (Lt.Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN) and landed at Liverpool on the 18th. This was the first attack on a convoy in World War II.
1 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Warwick (Lt.Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN) picks up 23 survivors from the Swedish merchant Sigyn, which had been sunk by German U-boat U-59 earlier that day about 70 nautical miles north-west of Tory Island in position 56°10'N, 09°25'W.
18 Aug 1940
HMS Warwick (Lt.Cdr M.A.G. Child, RN) picks up 11 survivors from the British merchant Empire Merchant, which had been sunk by German U-boat U-100 two days earlier 186 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°23'N, 13°24'W.
19 Aug 1940 (position 56.10, -10.40)
Just before 0200 hours on 19 August 1940 the British merchant ship Ampleforth, a straggler from convoy OA-199, was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-101 west of the Hebrides in position 56°10'N, 10°40'W. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 28 crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Warwick (Lt.Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
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