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
Warship Commands listed for Laurence Bernard Hill, RN
|HMS Cutty Sark (FY 007)||Capt. (retired)||Armed Yacht||18 Apr 1940||29 May 1940|
|HMS Glenearn (4.250)||Capt. (retired)||Landing Ship Infantry||5 Aug 1940||May 1941|
|HMS Pozarica (4.261)||Capt. (retired)||Anti-Aircraft ship||2 Oct 1942||13 Feb 1943|
|HMS Abercrombie (F 109)||Capt. (retired)||Monitor||Jul 44 ?||Sep 44 ?|
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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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