Laurence Bernard Hill DSO, OBE, RN

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15 Jan 1910 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1913 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1914 Lt.
15 Feb 1922 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1927 Cdr.
1 Jan 1938 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 1 Jan 1938


1 Jan 1938 OBE
11 Nov 1941 DSO
28 Nov 1944 CBE
14 Nov 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Laurence Bernard Hill, RN

HMS Cutty Sark (FY 007)Capt. (retired)Armed Yacht22 Apr 19402 Jun 1940
HMS Glenearn (4.250)Capt. (retired)Landing Ship Infantry5 Aug 1940May 1941
HMS Pozarica (4.261)Capt. (retired)Anti-Aircraft ship2 Oct 194213 Feb 1943
HMS Abercrombie (F 109)Capt. (retired)MonitorJul 44 ?Sep 44 ?

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Monitor HMS Abercrombie (F 109)

21 Aug 1944
After the damage from the mine hit on 9 September 1943 was repaired HMS Abercombie arrived at Malta on 15 August 1944. Bad luck continued to follow her as on 21 August, while on an exercise south-east of Malta, she struck two mines. One hit on the starboard bow, creating a hole 16 feet by 4 feet but the other struck the bottom. Although, the hole was only 10 feet by 4 feet, the explosion bent both shafts and broke the starboard support strut. Trawlers found four more German mines in the area. She reached Valetta for another 11 months in the dockyard. After repairs were completed she was sent to the Pacific but had only reached Aden, Yemen when the Japanese surrendered.

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