Arthur Kenneth Baxendell, RAN

Born  1 Oct 1900Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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31 Dec 1913 Cadet
1 Jan 1918 Mid.
1 Sep 1919 A/S.Lt.
1 Dec 1919 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1921 Lt.
1 Sep 1929 Lt.Cdr.
16 Jul 1931 Lt.Cdr. (Retd.)
2 Nov 1940 A/Cdr. (Retd.)

Retired: 16 Jul 1931


Warship Commands listed for Arthur Kenneth Baxendell, RAN

HMS Hector (F 45)A/Cdr. (Retd.)Armed Merchant Cruiser2 Apr 19425 Apr 1942
HMS Corfu (F 86)A/Cdr. (Retd.)Armed Merchant Cruiser11 Nov 194215 Jan 1943
HMS Asturias (F 71)A/Cdr. (Retd.)Armed Merchant Cruiser10 Sep 194323 Jan 1944

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Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Hector (F 45)

4 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hector (A/Cdr. (Retd.) A.K. Baxendell, RAN) is undocked. (1)

5 Apr 1942
Shortly before 0800F/5, HMS Hector (A/Cdr. (Retd.) A.K. Baxendell, RAN) is attacked and heavily damaged by Japanese aircraft while at anchor at Colombo. The ship caught fire and had to be abandoned. She finally sank on an even keel on 7 April 1942.

She was formally paid of as of 5 April 1942. (1)


  1. ADM 53/116056

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

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