Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie DSC, OBE, RN
|Born||21 Sep 1907|
Retired: 7 Jan 1959
Warship Commands listed for Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie, RN
|HMS Sheldrake (L 06 / K 06)||Lt.Cdr.||Patrol vessel||5 Apr 1938||21 Oct 1940|
|HMS Malcolm (D 19)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||22 Oct 1940||28 Dec 1940|
|HMS Enchantress (L 56 / U 56)||Lt.Cdr.||Sloop||9 Jan 1941||7 Nov 1943|
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Sloop HMS Enchantress (L 56 / U 56)
3 Mar 1941
HMS Enchantress (Lt.Cdr. A.E.F. Christie, RN) successfully locates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Taku (Lt. J.F.B. Brown, RN) damaged and adrift in the Atlantic. With the corvette HMS Gladiolus and tug HMS Slavonia, HMS Enchantress successfully escorts HMS Taku into Londonderry on the 10th March. (1)
13 Dec 1942 (position 36.58, 5.07)
The Italian submarine Corallo (offsite link) was rammed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria in position 36°58'N, 05°07'E by the British sloop HMS Enchantress (Lt.Cdr. A.E.F. Christie, OBE, RN). HMS Enchantress was an escort for convoy KMS 4 Gibraltar-Algiers). The Corallo was forced to the surface due to the depth charge attacks made by Enchantress. Some reports claim the gun crew tried to bring her deck gun into action against the Enchantress. Next the Enchantress rammed the Corallo sinking her with all hands lost.
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