John George Hilliard DSC, RNZNVR

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19 Jun 1932 Lt.
19 Jun 1940 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1945 Cdr.
31 Dec 1951 Capt.


1 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1942 DSC
31 May 1956 CBE

Warship Commands listed for John George Hilliard, RNZNVR

HMS Blackthorn (T 100)Lt.Cdr.MS Trawler23 Jul 1940late 1941
HMNZS Tui (T 234)Lt.Cdr.MS Trawler26 Nov 194129 Jul 1944

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MS Trawler HMNZS Tui (T 234)

19 Aug 1943
HMNZS Tui, along with some American OS2U Kingfisher float planes of VS-57, attack and sink the Japanese submarine I-17 40 miles SE of Noumea. The I-17 had been the first Axis warship to shell North America when she shelled the Ellwood Oil Field near Santa Barbara, California. (1)


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