George Ernest Sutcliff, RN

Born  9 Aug 1885

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30 Jun 1902 Mid.
30 Aug 1905 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1908 Lt.
1 Apr 1916 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1921 Cdr.
9 Aug 1931 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 9 Aug 1931


28 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for George Ernest Sutcliff, RN

HMS Mooltan (F 75)Capt. (retired)Armed Merchant Cruiser4 Jan 1940Jan 1941
HNMS Sumatra (40)Capt. (retired)Light cruiser18 Apr 19449 Jun 1944

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Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Mooltan (F 75)

1 Mar 1940

Convoy SLF 22.

This convoy departed Freetown on 1 March 1940.

It was made up of the following transports; Buteshire (British, 6590 GRT, built 1912), Canonesa (British, 8286 GRT, built 1920), Corrientes (British, 6863 GRT, built 1920), Devon (British, 9036 GRT, built 1915), Idomeneus (British, 7792 GRT, built 1926), Nagara (British, 8791 GRT, built 1919) and Royal Star (British, 7900 GRT, built 1919).

On departure from Freetown the convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Mooltan (Capt.(Retd.) G.E. Sutcliff, RN).

Around 1030Z/11, the convoy merged with convoy SL 22. [For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy SL 22 ' for 27 February 1940.]

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