Edward Reignier Conder DSO, DSC, RN

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15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.
15 Apr 1931 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Cdr.

Retired: 10 Apr 1951


11 Jul 1940 DSC
27 Aug 1940 DSO
3 Dec 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
13 Jun 1946 MBE

Warship Commands listed for Edward Reignier Conder, RN

HMS Kittiwake (L 30 / K 30)Cdr.Patrol vessel5 Jan 1939late 1939
HMS Whitshed (D 77)Cdr.Destroyer15 Nov 1939Sep 1940
HMS Southdown (L 25)Cdr.Escort destroyer10 Sep 19405 Feb 1941

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Patrol vessel HMS Kittiwake (L 30 / K 30)

20 Sep 1939
At 18.52 hours on 20 September 1939 HMS Kittiwake (Cdr. E.R. Conder, RN) was damaged by a British mine in the defensive barrage between Goodwins and Ruytingen in the Strait of Dover, 2 nautical miles east of South Goodwin Light vessel. Five ratings were lost. The commander was blown off the bridge and later rescued by a trawler. 39 crewmen were taken off by HMS Harrier, which towed the vessel to Dover. On 7 October, she was towed by the British steam tugs Gondia and Simla to Sheerness where the ship was under repair until 18 Jan, 1941.

Destroyer HMS Whitshed (D 77)

31 Jul 1940
HMS Whitshed (Cdr. E.R. Conder, DSC, RN) struck a mine off Harwich and was badly damaged. She was towed back to port by HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Younghusband, DSC, RN). Repairs were completed in mid-December.

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