Victor Alexander Christian Henry George de Mauny, RN
|Born||19 Apr 1899|
Warship Commands listed for Victor Alexander Christian Henry George de Mauny, RN
|HMS Saltburn (J 58)||Lt.Cdr. (emergency)||Minesweeper||25 Aug 1941||1 Jan 1942|
|HMS Saltburn (J 58)||Lt.Cdr. (emergency)||Minesweeper||5 Feb 1942||30 Mar 1943|
|HMS Mallard (L 42 / K 42)||Lt.Cdr. (emergency)||Patrol vessel||30 Mar 1943||1 Jul 1945|
|HMS Impulsive (D 11)||A/Cdr. (emergency)||Destroyer||1 Jul 1945||24 Oct 1945|
De Mauny was born in France in 1899, the son of the self-styled Count De Mauny who was naturalised as an Englishman. He joined the RN as a cadet in 1912 and, on the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, was appointed to the battleship London. He assisted in landing the Australians at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and himself spent several days at Anzac Cove. Later in the war he served in the battlecruiser Renown and the destroyers Midge and Prince. In 1919 he resigned his commission and went to Ceylon to grow tea. He was placed on the Emergency List on 8 March 1919
He was mobilised in September 1939 and appointed to Fervent (RN base at Ramsgate). He was engaged in the evacuation from Dunkirk 30 May to 4 June 1940, commanded the drifter Ocean Breeze, the launch Haig, and was navigator for a group of Dutch schuyts in Pascholl; mentioned in dispatches (LG 16 August 1940).
Promoted Lieutenant Commander on 1 October 1940, De Mauny then served in Brighton from Oct. 1940 to August 1941. He then commanded Saltburn ( a minesweeper, but deployed as tender to the navigation school for training ) and the patrol vessel Mallard, deployed in the North Sea (30 March 1943). He was awarded the DSC for his services in this vessel (LG 11 Dec. 1945). He took command of Impulsive in July 1945. After the war he returned to the tea business in Ceylon and became Chairman of the Rosehough Tea Company. He died in 1978.
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