Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, RN

Born  16 Feb 1893London, England
Died  14 Feb 1981(87)Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

Ranks

15 May 1910 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 A/S.Lt.
30 Aug 1913 S.Lt.
10 Aug 1914 Lt.
10 Aug 1922 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1927 Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Capt.
2 Jan 1945 Rear-Admiral
2 Sep 1948 Vice-Admiral
15 Mar 1952 Admiral (Retired)

Retired: 15 Oct 1951


Decorations

1 Jan 1944 CBE
12 Jun 1947 CB
1 Jan 1951 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Kent (54)Capt.Heavy cruiser15 May 194110 Jul 1943

Career information

He finished his career in 1951 as Flag Officer Scotland and Admiral Superintendent Rosyth dockyard.

Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser HMS Kent (54)


29 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) is undocked from North Lock and berthed in No.10 Dock.

She shifted from No.10 Dock to No.9 Dock later the same day.

[As there is no log available for September 1941, some details for this month will be missing.] (1)

30 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) which had completed battle damage repairs and refit and the brand new destroyer HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) departed Plymouth for Scapa Flow where both ships were to work-up.

In the Bristol Channel they engaged a German aircraft but were not attacked. (2)

1 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Plymouth. (3)

7 Oct 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. She also did a speed trial on the measured mile. (4)

9 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted aircraft launching and recovering exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

10 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

14 Oct 1941
In the morning, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), conducted underway refuelling exercises at Scapa Flow with the RFA tanker Gold Ranger (3417 GRT, built 1941).

In the afternoon and evening HMS Kent and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. These included RIX (range and inclination) exercises. (5)

16 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

17 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

21 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

22 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the morning HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted underway refuelling exercises at Scapa Flow with the destroyer HMS Punjabi (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN). (4)

23 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

24 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the evening, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

29 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

30 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted speed trials on the measured mile and aircraft launching and recovering exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

31 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted full power trials and gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

7 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) and HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord on completion of which HMS Berwick proceeded to patrol in the Denmark Stait. HMS Kent returned to Hvalfjord. (6)

17 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed her patrol area to return to Hvalfjord. Her patrol area was taken over by HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN). (7)

18 Nov 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from patrol. (8)

23 Nov 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord to patrol in the Iceland - Faeroer gap relieving HMS Norfolk (Capt. A.J.L. Phillips, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral W.F. Wake-Walker CB, OBE, RN). (9)

30 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from patrol. (8)

4 Dec 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and several destroyers (of which HMS Eskimo (Cdr. E.G. Le Geyt, RN) was one) conducted underway refuelling exercises off Scapa Flow with an oiler. (10)

8 Dec 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) embarked a delegation for transportation to Northern Russia. After embarking them she immediately departed. The delegation was made up of the Right Hon. Anthony Eden (Foreign Secretary), the Russian Ambassador, and a party of ten other delegates most of which were staff members for the Foreign Secretary.

The deligation had been brought out from Invergordon to Scapa Flow in the destroyer HMS Somali (Capt. D.K. Bain, RN). (11)

12 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Vaenga Bay near Murmansk. There the delegation disembarked the ship. (10)

17 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The British minesweepers HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) and HMS Speedy (Lt. J.G. Brookes, DSC, RN) had departed Archangelsk on 16 December to make rendezvous with convoy PQ 6 encountered the German destroyers Z 23, Z 24, Z 25 and Z 27 in approximate posituion 68°12'N, 40°00'E.

In the resulting gunfight HMS Speedy was damaged by four hits and had to return to Archangelsk. HMS Leda (Lt.Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, RN) was then sent from Archangelsk to take over her escort duties with convoy PQ 6.

At 2315C/17, the British heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and the Russian destroyers Grozniy and Sokrushitelny departed the Kola Inlet to support the minesweepers but they did not encountered the German destroyers as they had already retired from the area. They returned to the Kola Inlet around 1300C/18.

[For more information on convoy PQ 6 see the event ' Convoy PQ 6 ' for 8 December 1941.] (11)

25 Dec 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed the Kola Inlet with the delegation (see 8 December 1941) embarked to take them back to the U.K.

Also on board were Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret CB, RN and his staff. (12)

29 Dec 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived in the Clyde from the Kola Inlet. The delegation then disembarked from the ship as did Rear-Admiral Syfret and his staff. (12)

31 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed the Clyde for Scapa Flow. (12)

1 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from the Clyde. (13)

7 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, second in command Home Fleet, transferred his flag from the base ship HMS Dunluce Castle to HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN). (14)

8 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, second in command Home Fleet) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (15)

9 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, second in command Home Fleet) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord. (14)

11 Jan 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, second in command Home Fleet) arrived at Hvalfjord from Scapa Flow.

Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, then transferred his flag to HMS Renown (Capt. C.S. Daniel, CBE, DSO, RN). (16)

14 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for the Denmark Strait patrol to relieve HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN). (14)

21 Jan 1942
Very late in the evening, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), returned to Hvalfjord from the Denmark Strait patrol. (14)

31 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for the Denmark Strait patrol to relieve HMS Suffolk (Capt. R.M. Ellis, DSO, RN). (14)

4 Feb 1942
A patrolling aircraft reported a submerging U-Boat in position 67°07'N 24°43'W and attacking it with depth charges.

The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), which was on patrol in the Denmark Stait, flew off her aircraft to aid in the hunt.

The corvettes HNoMS Eglantine and HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR), which were also on patrol in the Denmark Stait, were ordered to search for the enemy.

At 2017N/14, HMS Eglantine reported that she had obtained an RDF contact in position 67°38'N 24°52'W and was chasing at full speed. The contact could not be seen in the bad visibility of only 1000 yards. The contact outran the corvette.

[So far we have been unable to identify any German submarine operating in this position on this day.] (17)

8 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from patrol. (18)

19 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for the Denmark Strait patrol to relieve HMS Suffolk (Capt. R.M. Ellis, DSO, RN). (18)

26 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from the Denmark Strait patrol. (18)

6 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for the Denmark Strait patrol to relieve HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN). (19)

7 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), on the Denmark Strait patrol, was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed at 24 knots to position 70°00'N, 00°00'E and be ready to fuel destroyers. (20)

12 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for the Denmark Strait patrol. (19)

19 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from patrol. (19)

20 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for Scapa Flow. (19)

22 Mar 1942
Around 0845A/22, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Hvalfjord.

Around 2245A/22, the heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN) departed Scapa Flow to overtake the Battleforce that had sailed earlier.

[For more information see the event ' Convoys PQ 13 and QP 9 ' for 20 March 1942.] (19)

6 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (21)

7 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (21)

9 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (21)

20 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from operations. (21)

21 Apr 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Clyde to give leave to her crew, some minor engine repairs and to make changes to her RDF outfit. (22)

22 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Greenock. (22)

23 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) proceeded from Greenock to Govan. (21)

2 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) proceeded Govan to Greenock. (23)

3 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Greenock for Scapa Flow. (24)

4 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Greenock. (24)

8 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 2315B/8, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), HMS Liverpool (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN), HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC and Bar, RN), departed Seidisfiord, Iceland to provide cover for the damaged light cruiser HMS Trinidad (Capt. L.S. Saunders, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CVO, DSO, RN) from northern Russia to Iceland.

The operation was however postponed and the Force returned to Seidisfjord around 0400B/9. (25)

22 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN), HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and HMS Liverpool (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN) left Hvalfiord for convoy cover operations.

[For more info see the event ' Convoy operation to and from northern Russia, convoy's PQ 16 and QP 12 ' for 21 May 1942.] (26)

29 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from operations. (24)

4 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Hvalfjord to patrol to the south of Iceland. (27)

12 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed her patrol area for Scapa Flow. (27)

13 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from patrol. (27)

19 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (28)

3 Jul 1942
Very late in the eveing, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), departed Hvalfjord for the Denmark Strait patrol ('Patrol White'). (29)

7 Jul 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) is ordered to return to Hvalfjord to fuel and then resume patrol.

She returned to Hvalfjord later the same day. (29)

8 Jul 1942
Having fuelled, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), departed Hvalfjord to resume the Denmark Strait patrol.

Later in the day she is ordered to return to Hvalfjord to fuel and to proceed to Scapa Flow afterwards. (29)

9 Jul 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) returned to Hvalfjord, fuelled and then departed for Scapa Flow. (29)

10 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Hvalfjord. (29)

12 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Liverpool. (29)

13 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Liverpool from Scapa Flow. At Liverpool (Birkenhead) she was to refit at the Cammell Laird Shipyard. (29)

15 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) is docked in No.7 Dock at the Cammell Laird Shipyard at Birkenhead. (30)

28 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) is undocked. (31)

7 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), departed Liverpool for Scapa Flow. (32)

8 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Liverpool. She now commenced a post-refit work-up period. (32)

13 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (33)

14 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted D/G trials at Scapa Flow. (33)

16 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (33)

17 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (33)

19 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (33)

21 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and HMS Ajax (Capt. J.J. Weld, MVO, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (34)

23 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (33)

24 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted full power trials and gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (33)

26 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises with aircraft and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (33)

1 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (35)

8 Dec 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Ajax (Capt. J.J. Weld, MVO, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (36)

15 Dec 1942
The battleship HMS Howe (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, CB, RN), heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. J.J. Weld, MVO, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. During the exercises HMS Howe was escorted by the destroyers HMS Matchless (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, DSO, RN) and HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN). (37)

28 Dec 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted underway refuelling exercises at Scapa Flow with the RFA tanker Blue Ranger (3417 GRT, built 1941). (35)

30 Dec 1942
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (35)

6 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from operations. (38)

13 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (39)

16 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) proceeded from Scapa Flow to Loch Ewe so as Rear Admiral Hamilton could be present at the convoy conference for convoy RA 52. (40)

18 Jan 1943
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) proceeded from Loch Ewe to Scapa Flow.

After topping off with fuel she departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfjord together with HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN). (41)

20 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) arrived at Seidisfjord from Scapa Flow. (41)

21 Jan 1943
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) departed Seidisfjord to provide close cover for convoy JW 52.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy JW 52 ' for 17 January 1943.] (42)

26 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) arrived in the Kola Inlet from convoy cover operations. (41)

30 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) departed the Kola Inlet to provide close cover for convoy RA 52.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy RA 52 ' for 29 January 1943.] (41)

4 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) and HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from convoy cover operations. (43)

7 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Howe (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, CB, RN), heavy cruisers HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Intrepid (Cdr. C.A.de W. Kitcat, RN), HMS Fury (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord. (44)

10 Feb 1943
The battleship HMS Howe (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, CB, RN), heavy cruisers HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Intrepid (Cdr. C.A.de W. Kitcat, RN), HMS Fury (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from Scapa Flow. (44)

2 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. (45)

15 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. (45)

2 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (46)

9 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (46)

12 Apr 1943
During 12/13 April 1943, the battleship HMS Duke of York (Capt. G.E. Creasy, DSO, RN), heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. These included night exercises. During the exercises HMS Duke of York was escorted by, most likely, the destroyers HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. W.B.L. Holms, RCN), HMS Obedient (?) and HMS Echo (Lt. R.H.C. Wyld, RN). (47)

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (46)

22 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Berwick (Capt. H.J. Egerton, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (48)

2 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock to give leave to the crew, make some minor repairs and have a minor alteration done to her radar outfit. (49)

3 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Greenock from Scapa Flow. (49)

4 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) proceeded from Greenock to Govan. (50)

13 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) proceeded from Govan to Greenock. She departed for Scapa Flow later the same day. (50)

14 May 1943
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Greenock. (49)

19 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord. (49)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from Scapa Flow. (49)

26 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. (51)

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruiser HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) and the destroyer HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Hvalfjord for Akureyri. (52)

29 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruiser HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) and the destroyer HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Akureyri from Hvalfjord. (52)

31 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruiser HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) and the destroyer HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Akureyri for Hvalfjord. (52)

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruiser HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) and the destroyer HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from Akureyri. (53)

10 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. (54)

15 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruiser HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN) departed Hvalfjord for Scapa Flow. (53)

17 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruiser HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, DSO, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Hvalfjord. (53)

21 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (55)

5 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (56)

Sources

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  4. ADM 53/114485
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  6. ADM 53/114486 + ADM 199/409
  7. ADM 199/409
  8. ADM 53/114486
  9. ADM 53/114486 + ADM 199/396
  10. ADM 53/114487
  11. ADM 53/114487 + ADM 199/396 + ADM 199/409
  12. ADM 53/114487 + ADM 199/409
  13. ADM 53/116107 + ADM 199/644
  14. ADM 53/116107 + ADM 199/427 + ADM 199/644
  15. ADM 53/116107
  16. ADM 53/116107 + ADM 53/116519 + ADM 199/427 + ADM 199/644
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  27. ADM 53/116112 + ADM 199/644
  28. ADM 53/116112
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  30. ADM 53/116113
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  39. ADM 53/117571 + ADM 53/117689
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  46. ADM 53/117692
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  49. ADM 53/117693 + ADM 199/766
  50. ADM 53/117693
  51. ADM 53/117678 + ADM 53/117693
  52. ADM 53/117678 + ADM 53/117693 + ADM 199/766
  53. ADM 53/117679 + ADM 53/117694 + ADM 199/766
  54. ADM 53/117679 + ADM 53/117694
  55. ADM 53/117694
  56. ADM 53/117695

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


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