Sir William Gladstone Agnew DSO, RN
|Born||2 Dec 1898||Paddington, London|
|Died||12 Jul 1960||(61)|
Retired: 11 Jan 1950
Warship Commands listed for William Gladstone Agnew, RN
|HMS Corfu (F 86)||Capt.||Armed Merchant Cruiser||18 Sep 1939||15 Sep 1940|
|HMS Aurora (12)||Capt.||Light cruiser||1 Oct 1940||11 Nov 1943|
|HMS Dido (37)||Capt.||Light cruiser||11 Nov 1943||15 Nov 1943|
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Light cruiser HMS Aurora (12)
9 Nov 1941 (position 37.08, 18.09)
The British Force K, made up of the British light cruisers HMS Aurora (Capt. W.G. Agnew, RN) and HMS Penelope (Capt. A.D. Nicholl, RN) and the British destroyers HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN), intercept an Italian convoy about 130 nautical south-west off Calabria in approximate position 37°08'N, 18°09'E. The Italian convoy is bound from Naples to Tripoli.
In the resulting battle the Italian destroyer Fulmine is sunk as well as the German transports Duisburg (7389 GRT) and San Marco (3113 GRT), the Italian transports Maria (6339 GRT), Sagitta (5153 GRT) and Rina Corrado (5180 GRT), and the Italian Conte di Misurata (5014 GRT) and Minatitlan (7599 GRT). The Italian destroyers Grecale and Euro are damaged.
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