Alfred Creighton Collinson, RN

Born  17 May 1893


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Ranks

15 Jan 1911 Mid.
15 May 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1914 S.Lt.
30 Oct 1915 Lt.
30 Oct 1923 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1929 Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Capt.

Retired: 5 Jul 1945


Decorations

19 Feb 1946 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Alfred Creighton Collinson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Danae (D 44)Capt.Light cruiser31 Jul 193915 Dec 1939
HMS Durban (D 99)Capt.Light cruiser15 Dec 193926 Jan 1940
HMS Danae (D 44)Capt.Light cruiser7 Feb 194027 Nov 1940

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Durban (D 99)


16 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) departed Hong Kong to make rendezvous of Cape St. Jacques with French transports and escort them to Singapore. (1)

21 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) arrived at Singapore. (2)

26 Dec 1939
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) departed Singapore to patrol in the Sunda Strait and along the south-west coast of Sumatra. (2)

9 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) returned to Singapore from patrol. (3)

12 Jan 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) departed Singapore to escort the troopship Talma (British, 10000 GRT, built 1923) part of the way to Colombo.

The troopships was turned over to the armed merchant cruiser HMS Carthage (Capt.(Retd.) B.O. Bell-Salter, RN) at 0715G/15. (4)

16 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) made a short call at Nancowry Island. (3)

20 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) returned to Singapore after escort duty and patrol. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/108432 + ADM 199/374
  2. ADM 53/108432
  3. ADM 53/112101
  4. ADM 53/111745 + ADM 53/112101

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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