Eric Arthur Divers OBE, RNR

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7 Mar 1927 S.Lt.
21 Jun 1928 Lt.
21 Jun 1936 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1941 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.
31 Dec 1946 Capt.

Retired: 2 Feb 1959


11 Jun 1942 OBE
4 May 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1958 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Eric Arthur Divers, RNR

HMS Northern Reward (4.85)Lt.Cdr.ASW Trawler19 Jun 19401 Oct 1940
HMS Registan (F 106)A/Cdr.Ocean boarding vessel28 Nov 1940mid 1941
HMS Largs (F 43)A/Cdr.Ocean boarding vessel24 Jun 194125 Sep 1943
HMS Glengyle (4.196)A/Capt.Landing Ship Infantry3 Jan 194428 Jun 1945

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Ocean boarding vessel HMS Registan (F 106)

27 May 1941
On 27 May 1941, HMS Registan (A/Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR) was bombed by German aircraft off Cape Cornwall. The ship caught fire and 63 crew members were lost. The survivors were rescued by HMS Wivern (Cdr. M.D.C. Meyrick, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) and HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and landed at Milford Haven. The badly damaged ship was towed to Falmouth by the British tug Goliath, where she was rebuilt to a merchant and was returned to the owner in November 1941.

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