Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie DSC, OBE, RN

Born  21 Sep 1907

Ranks

1 Dec 1928 S.Lt.
1 Jan 1930 Lt.
1 Jan 1938 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Cdr.
31 Dec 1949 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1959


Decorations

22 Jul 1941 OBE
6 Apr 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Sheldrake (L 06 / K 06)Lt.Cdr.Patrol vessel5 Apr 193821 Oct 1940
HMS Malcolm (D 19)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer22 Oct 194028 Dec 1940
HMS Enchantress (L 56 / U 56)Lt.Cdr.Sloop9 Jan 19417 Nov 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

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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