William John Patrick Church DSO, DSC, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 17 Mar 1961
Warship Commands listed for William John Patrick Church, RN
|HMS Fareham (J 89)||Lt.||Minesweeper||28 Dec 1939||24 Aug 1941|
|HMS Hursley (L 84)||Lt.||Escort destroyer||3 Feb 1942||Dec 1943|
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Escort destroyer HMS Hursley (L 84)
14 Jan 1943
While detached from escorting convoy ME-15 off Malta HMS Hursley (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Church, DSC, RN) together with HMS Pakenham (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and a Beaufort of No.39 Squadron sank the Italian submarine Narvalo (Lt.Cdr. Ludovico Grion) (810 tons) south-east of Malta. Aboard the submarine, who is returning to Italy from a supply mission to North Africa, there are 11 English officers who are prisoners of war, 8 of them went down with the Narvalo along with 28 Italians. (1)
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