Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry DSC, RD, RNR

Born   1905Totnes, Devon, UK
Died  6 Jan 1952(47)Mombasa, Kenya

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5 Feb 1928 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1930 Lt.
15 Nov 1938 Lt.Cdr.
??? Lt.Cdr. (retired)


21 Sep 1944 RD
10 Oct 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
19 Dec 1944 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry, RNR

HMS Jasmine (K 23)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Corvette26 Feb 1941Jul 1943
HMS Balfour (K 464)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Frigate27 Jul 194310 Jan 1945
HMS LST 364 (LST 364)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Tank landing shipearly 194522 Feb 1945

Career information

Married 1939
2nd Mate Merchant Sailors Certificate 1925
On Royal Navy List from 1923

Events related to this officer

Corvette HMS Jasmine (K 23)

26 Sep 1941
HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)) picks up survivors from the Norwegian merchant Varangberg and the British merchant Avoceta that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 in convoy HG-73 north of the Azores in position 47°50'N, 24°50'W.

27 Sep 1941
HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)) picks up most survivors from the British fighter catapult ship HMS Springbank that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-201 in convoy HG-73 north-north-east of the Azores in position 49°09'N, 20°10'W. The corvette went alongside to take off survivors and later scuttles the vessel by gunfire after an attempt to sink her with depth charges failed.

19 Nov 1942
The British tanker Scottish Chief is torpedoed and sunk about 200 miles east-southeast of Durban, South Africa in position 30°39'S, 34°41'E by German U-boat U-177. HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR) later picks up 5 survivors and HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) later pick up 7 survivors.

Frigate HMS Balfour (K 464)

18 Jul 1944 (position 50.03, -2.30)
German U-boat U-672 was scuttled in the English Channel north of Guernsey, in position 50°03'N, 02°30'W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Balfour (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)).

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