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)
6 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Aurora (Capt. Sir W.G. Agnew, RN, now flying the flag of A/Admiral J.C. Tovey, KCB, DSO, RN, C-in-C Home Fleet) departed the Seidisfiord around 1000/6 for Scapa Flow where she arrived around 1030/7.
A/Admiral Tovey and his staff were then disembarked. (1)
18 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1300/18, the light cruiser HMS Aurora (Commodore W.G. Agnew, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Troubridge (Capt. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN), HMS Quilliam (Capt. S.H. Carlill, DSO, RN), HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Leonard, RN), ORP Piorun (Cdr. S.T. Dzienisiewicz), HMS Ilex (Lt.Cdr. V.A. Wight-Boycott, OBE, RN) and HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. R.H.C. Wyld, RN) departed Malta for a sweep along the south coast of Calabria. No shipping was sighted. One aircraft was shot down by HMS Ilex.
Around 1045/19, HMS Troubridge, HMS Tumult, HMS Quilliam, HMS Offa and ORP Piorun were detached to hunt a reported U-boat.
HMS Aurora, HMS Ilex and HMS Echo returned to Malta around 1420/19.
HMS Troubridge, HMS Tumult, HMS Quilliam, HMS Offa and ORP Piorun returned to Malta around 0145/20. (2)
- ADM 53/113679
- ADM 53/116991 + ADM 199/640
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