Magnus Andrew Smith RD, RNR

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7 Dec 1935 Ch.Skr.
??? A/Skr.Lt.
31 Dec 1942 Skr.Lt.

Retired: 10 Jun 1946


Jul 1942 RD
14 Jun 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Magnus Andrew Smith, RNR

HMS King Sol (FY 235)Ch.Skr.ASW Trawler16 Oct 193924 Oct 1939
HMS Victorian (FY 114)A/Skr.Lt.ASW Trawler31 Mar 1940early 1942
HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (FY 236)A/Skr.Lt.ASW Trawler12 Jun 194210 Sep 1943
HMS Huddersfield Town (FY 197)Skr.Lt.ASW Trawler12 Sep 1943early 1945

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ASW Trawler HMS Huddersfield Town (FY 197)

6 Jun 1944
Took part in operation Neptune (D-Day landings)giving A.S support to the U.S Bach (Utah). Escorted tug towing earth moving equipment to beach. Escorted hospital ship carrying the wounded back to England. Then resumed escort work in the Western Approaches. (1)

9 Jan 1945
HMS Huddersfield Town picks up 62 men from the American merchant Jonas Lie that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-1055 at the entrance to the Bristol Channel in position 51°45'N, 05°27'W.

A salvage attempt was undertaken despite the fact that the vessel had drifted into a minefield. The Jonas Lie finally foundered on 14 January 1945 after the salvage attempts failed.


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