Francis Stephen Walter de Winton, RN

Born  7 May 1896

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15 Sep 1913 Mid.
15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1916 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1917 Lt.
15 Nov 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1948


Warship Commands listed for Francis Stephen Walter de Winton, RN

HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)Capt.Destroyer31 May 19391 Dec 1939
HMS Rotherham (H 09)Capt.Destroyer23 Jun 194219 Mar 1943
HMS Rotherham (H 09)Capt.Destroyer18 May 194316 Aug 1944

Career information

Capt Francis De Winton was CO Keppel & SO 13DF 31/5/39-1/12/39 when he moved ashore as Capt D13 @ Gibraltar "Cormorant" from 1/12/39-1/41. For specific operations he was afloat on either HMS Keppel or HMS Gallant. From 18/1/41-24/1/42 he commanded Rosyth Escort Force "Cochrane". From 9/10/44-16/8/45 he was Capt(D) Liverpool from the shore base "Defender". From 25/9/45-circa 4/46 he was Capt in Charge Freetown "Eland" until the post was disbanded.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)

24 Oct 1939 (position 35.44, -7.23)
HMS Keppel (Capt. F.S.W. De Winton, RN) picks up 32 survivors from the British merchant Tafna that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-37 100 miles west-southwest of Gibraltar in position 35°44'N, 07°23'W.

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