Ralph Spearing Winder DSC, OBE, RNR

Born  22 Jul 1906
Died  22 Jun 1941(34)HMS Visenda

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18 Feb 1937 Lt.


1 Jan 1941 OBE
22 Jul 1941 DSC (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Ralph Spearing Winder, RNR

HMS Kingston Peridot (4.69)Lt.ASW Trawler19 Mar 194019 Jan 1941
HMS Visenda (FY 138)Lt.ASW Trawler19 Jan 194122 Jun 1941 (+)

Career information

Ralph Spearing Winder or 'Spear' as he was known to his family was the son of Ralph Humphries Winder and Edith Winder nee Cole. He was an only child. His mother died when he was 6. He grew up in Belle View, Manchester and attended Macclesfied Grammar School.

Events related to this officer

ASW Trawler HMS Visenda (FY 138)

23 Mar 1941 (position 62.37, -16.47)
German U-boat U-551 was sunk in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 62°37'N, 16°47'W, by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Visenda (Lt. R.S. Winder, OBE, RNR).

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