Frank Bentley Collinson DSC, RD, RNR

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27 Nov 1927 Lt.
27 Nov 1935 Lt.Cdr.
3 Aug 1937 Lt.Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 3 Aug 1937


Aug 1941 RD
6 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
25 Aug 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
30 Nov 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Frank Bentley Collinson, RNR

HMS Candytuft (i) (K 09)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Corvette28 Aug 1940late 1941
HMS Oxlip (K 123)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Corvette3 Nov 1941May 1942
HMS Test (K 239)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Frigate1 Oct 19425 May 1945

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Corvette HMS Candytuft (i) (K 09)

8 Jul 1941
HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Collinson, RNR, (retired)) picks up 7 survivors from the Icelandic merchant Hekla that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 June south of Cape Farewell in position 58°20'N, 43°00'W by German U-boat U-564.

9 Sep 1941
While in the North Atlantic, escorting convoy HX 148, HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Collinson, RNR (retired)) suffered a boiler explosion. 11 of the crew were killed in the incident. Candytuft was taken in tow. Repairs were completed at New York in February 1942. (1)

Frigate HMS Test (K 239)

26 May 1943
German U-boat U-436 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 43°49'N, 15°56'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and the corvette HMS Hyderabad (T/Lt. T. Cooper, RNR).


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