Humfrey Greenwood Hopper DSO, RN
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|2 Aug 1914|| ||Mid.|
|15 Mar 1917|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 Nov 1917|| ||S.Lt.|
|15 Nov 1919|| ||Lt.|
|15 Nov 1927|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1933|| ||Cdr.|
Retired: 25 Nov 1948
Warship Commands listed for Humfrey Greenwood Hopper, RN
|HMS Cheshire (F 18)||A/Capt.||Armed Merchant Cruiser||May 1942||10 Nov 1942|
Commander Humfrey Greenwood Hopper, Royal Navy was in command of HMS City of Durban as of 21 September 1939. HMS City of Durban was a 'Q' ship (U-boat trap) and later on an Armed Merchant Cruiser. While a Q ship she also used the cover name RFA Brutus. He served as her CO until March 1942.
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Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Cheshire (F 18)
18 Aug 1942
At 18.52 hours on 18 August 1942 German U-boat U-214 fired four torpedoes at the convoy SL-118 from between the columns and claimed the sinking of four ships totalling 20,000 grt. In fact, one torpedo damaged HMS Cheshire (A/Capt. H.G. Hopper, RN) another sank the Hatarana and two torpedoes sank the Balingkar.
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