George William Emil Castens DSO, RN

Born  15 Aug 1898

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15 Jan 1917 Mid.
15 May 1918 S.Lt.
15 May 1920 Lt.
15 May 1928 Lt.Cdr.
5 Oct 1932 Lt.Cdr. (retired)
6 Jan 1943 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 5 Oct 1932


1 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Dec 1943 DSO

Warship Commands listed for George William Emil Castens, RN

HMS Ripley (G 79)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Destroyer27 Jan 194223 Apr 1943
HMS Buxton (H 96)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Destroyer23 Apr 194228 Apr 1942
HMS Stork (L 81 / U 81)Cdr. (retired)Sloop28 Apr 194310 Jul 1944
HMS Wild Goose (U 45)Cdr. (retired)Sloop8 Aug 194425 Aug 1944
HMS Starling (U 66)Cdr. (retired)Sloop25 Aug 194428 Oct 1944
HMS Exe (K 92)Cdr. (retired)Frigate23 Feb 1945Jun 1945

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Sloop HMS Stork (L 81 / U 81)

30 Aug 1943 (position 40.13, -19.24)
German U-boat U-634 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of the Azores, in position 40°13'N, 19°24'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. G.W.E. Castens, (retired), RN) and the British corvette HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR).

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