William John Patrick Church DSO, DSC, RN

Birth details unknown


16 Nov 1934 Lt.
16 Nov 1942 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1948 Cdr.

Retired: 17 Mar 1961


1 Jan 1942 DSC
12 Dec 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
6 Jul 1943 Bar to DSC
29 Feb 1944 DSO

Warship Commands listed for William John Patrick Church, RN

HMS Fareham (J 89)Lt.Minesweeper28 Dec 193924 Aug 1941
HMS Hursley (L 84)Lt.Escort destroyer3 Feb 1942Dec 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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