Robert Kirk Dickson DSO, RN

Born  18 Feb 1898
Died  17 Sep 1952(54)

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Nov 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1917 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1919 Lt.
15 Feb 1927 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.
8 Jan 1949 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 22 Apr 1952


25 Nov 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
22 May 1942 DSO
23 Feb 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jun 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Jun 1950 CB

Warship Commands listed for Robert Kirk Dickson, RN

HMS Manxman (M 70)Capt.Minelayer15 Oct 194025 Dec 1942

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Minelayer HMS Manxman (M 70)

1 Dec 1942 (position 36.39, 0.15)
At 17.05 hours on 1 December 1942 in position 36°39'N, 00°15'E German U-boat U-375 fired a spread of four torpedoes at HMS Manxman (Capt. R.K. Dickson, DSO, RN) identified as a London class cruiser and heard two hits after 51 seconds despite the fact that the British ship was zig-zagging at 21 knots. Two coups de grace fired at 17.41 and 18.42 hours missed. The severely damaged ship reached Oran under tow.

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