John Arthur Symons Eccles, RN

Born  20 Jun 1898


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Ranks

15 Mar 1917 Mid.
15 May 1918 S.Lt.
15 May 1920 Lt.
15 May 1928 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1933 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.
8 Jan 1949 Rear-Admiral
22 Apr 1952 Vice-Admiral
1 Dec 1955 Admiral

Retired: 28 Feb 1958


Decorations

1 May 1945 CBE
16 Jul 1953 KCVO
1 Jan 1955 KCB

Warship Commands listed for John Arthur Symons Eccles, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Durban (D 99)Capt.Light cruiser1 May 194013 Oct 1941
HMS Indomitable (92)Capt.Aircraft Carrier2 Nov 194324 Jan 1944
HMS Indomitable (92)Capt.Aircraft Carrier30 Jan 194428 Dec 1945

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Durban (D 99)


4 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore to patrol in the Sunda Strait. (1)

14 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) returned to Singapore from patrol. (1)

23 May 1940
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (2)

24 May 1940
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (2)

30 May 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Labuan. (1)

1 Jun 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Labuan. (3)

3 Jun 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Labuan to return to Singapore. (3)

5 Jun 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) returned to Singapore. (3)

7 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Penang. (3)

8 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (3)

9 Jun 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang for a patrol in the Andaman Sea. (3)

10 Jun 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) anchored off Hastings Island. (3)

11 Jun 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Hastings Island to continue her patrol. (3)

15 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) returned to Penang from patrol. (3)

17 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang to patrol in the Andaman Sea. (3)

19 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) anchored off the Nicobar Islands. (3)

20 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed the Nicobar Islands to continue her patrol. (3)

25 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) returned to Penang from patrol. (3)

26 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang for Singapore. (3)

27 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore. (3)

5 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) is taken in hand for refit at Singapore. (4)

9 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) is docked in the floating dock at Singapore. (4)

25 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) is undocked. (4)

19 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) completed her refit at Singapore. (5)

22 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted post refit engine and steering trials at Singapore. On completion of these she ran over the degaussing (DG) range several times. (5)

23 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials off Singapore. (5)

26 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Hong Kong. (5)

30 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Hong Kong. (5)

3 Sep 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. These included a range an inclination exercises with HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN). (6)

4 Sep 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (6)

5 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (6)

11 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (7)

12 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (7)

16 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Hong Kong to patrol in the East China Sea. (8)

23 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) returned to Hong Kong from patrol. (8)

1 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 1/2 October 1940, HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN), conducted a patrol off Hong Kong. (9)

4 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Hong Kong for the Yangtse estuary. (9)

7 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) made rendezvous with the river gunboats Cricket (Lt. J.L. Goatley, RN) and Tern (Lt.Cdr. M.H.R. Crichton, RN) off the Yangtse estuary. They then set course for Hong Kong. (9)

10 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN), Cricket (Lt. J.L. Goatley, RN) and Tern (Lt.Cdr. M.H.R. Crichton, RN) arrived at Hong Kong. (9)

21 Oct 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. She is escorting the river gunboat Tarantula (Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C.F. Creer, RAN). (10)

29 Oct 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and Tarantula (Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C.F. Creer, RAN) arrived at Singapore. (10)

9 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Penang. (11)

10 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (11)

11 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang to patrol in the Indian Ocean to the west of Northern Sumatra following a signal from the tanker Ole Jacob (Norwegian, 8306 GRT, built 1939), which was en-route from Singapore to Suez, that she was being attacked by an emeny raider (This was Atlantis, which captured the tanker) in position 06°29'N, 90°16'E. The following day a distress message was received from the transport Automedon from approximate position 04°00'N, 90°00'E which was sunk by the same raider. (12)

15 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Nancowry Island where she fuelled from the RFA tanker Pearleaf (5911 GRT, built 1917). HMS Durban resumed her patrol in the Indian Ocean, west of Northern Sumatra, the following day. (11)

28 Nov 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang from patrol. After fuelling she immediately departed again to escort the transport Alipore (British, 5273 GRT, built 1920) part of her way into the Indian Ocean. The Alipore was a valuable cargo of explosives on board.

She parted company with the Alipore at 2000 hours (zone -7 1/3) on 30 November in position 06°45'N, 92°00'E (11)

3 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore. (13)

5 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) is docked in the floating dock at Singapore. (13)

7 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) is undocked. (13)

12 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (13)

13 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (13)

23 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (13)

24 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted full power trials off Singapore. (13)

2 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Penang. (14)

3 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (14)

5 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang for Rangoon. (15)

8 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Rangoon. (15)

13 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Rangoon for patrol in the Andaman Sea. (15)

15 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Port Blair. (14)

16 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Port Blair to resume her patrol. (14)

18 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) anchored off Nancowry Island. (14)

21 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Nancowry for Penang. (14)

23 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (14)

25 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang to patrol in the Indian Ocean to the west of Northern Sumatra. (15)

2 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore from patrol. (16)

11 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore escorting the troopship Queen Elizabeth (British, 83673 GRT, built 1939) from Singapore until 08°00'S. (16)

13 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1915 hours (zone -7u20min), HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN), parted company with the troopship Queen Elizabeth (British, 83673 GRT, built 1939) in approximate position 08°40'S, 105°30'E. (17)

14 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) made a short stop off Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island. (17)

16 Feb 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) made rendezvous with convoy US 9 and the troopship Queen Mary (British, 81235 GRT, built 1936) then parted company with the convoy to proceed to Singapore escorted by HMS Durban.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy US 9 ' for 4 February 1941.] (17)

18 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and the troopship Queen Mary (British, 81235 GRT, built 1936) arrived at Singapore. (17)

27 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (17)

28 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (17)

3 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore to make rendezvous with convoy WS 5BX and take over the escort.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 5B ' for 4 January 1941.] (18)

11 Mar 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang after convoy escort duty.

After fuelling she departed again to make rendezvous with convoy BM 4.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy BM 4 ' for 8 March 1941. (18)

17 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang with the ' Penang section ' of convoy BM 4. (19)

17 Mar 1941

Convoy BM 5.

This troop convoy departed Bombay on 17 March 1941 and arrived at Singapore on 27 March 1941.

The following transports / troopships were part of this convoy; Devonshire (British, 11275 GRT, built 1939), Jalakrishna (British, 4991 GRT, built 1937), Jalapadma (British, 3935 GRT, built 1929) and Neuralia (British, 9182 GRT, built 1912).

On departure from Bombay the convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Hector (Capt.(Retd.) F. Howard, DSC, RN).

On the 20th, HMS Hector was relieved by the light cruiser HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN) in position 06°30'N, 77°35'E.

On 22 March 1941 the light cruiser HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) joined the convoy in position 07°10'N, 84°55'E. HMS Enterprise parted company with the convoy the following day.

The convoy arrived at Singapore on 25 March 1941. (20)

19 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang for escort duty with convoy BM 5.

[See the event ' Convoy BM 5 ' for 17 March 1941 for more info on this convoy.] (18)

27 Mar 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore with convoy BM 5. (18)

7 Apr 1941

Convoy US 10.

This convoy departed Wellington, New Zealand on 7 April 1941. It arrived at Colombo / Trincomalee on 26 April 1941.

On departure from Wellington the convoy was made up of the troopships; Mauretania (British, 35739 GRT, built 1939) and Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch, 36287 GRT, built 1938).

They were escorted by the heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (Capt. R.R. Stewart, RN) and the light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) and HMNZS Achilles (Capt. H.M. Barnes, RN).

In the morning of the 10th, HMNZS Achilles parted company in position 35°15'S, 152°45'E and proceeded to Jervis Bay where the troopship Queen Mary (British, 81235 GRT, built 1936) is anchored under the protection of the light cruiser HMAS Sydney (Capt. J.A. Collins, CB, RAN). When HMNZS Achilles arrived HMAS Sydney departed Jervis Bay for Sydney.

The remainder of the convoy meanwhile went to Sydney where they arrived later on the 10th.

On the 11th the convoy departed Sydney with two more troopships in it, these were the Ile de France (British, 43450 GRT, built 1926) and Queen Elizabeth (British, 83673 GRT, built 1939). Escort was HMAS Australia.

In the afternoon of the 11th they were joined in position 35°24'S, 152°05'E by the Queen Mary and HMNZS Achilles. HMNZS Achilles then parted company to proceed to Sydney.

The convoy arrived at Fremantle on 16 April and departed from there in the same composition on 19 April.

In the afternoon of 22 April the convoy made rendezvous in position 08°30'S, 104°45'E with the light cruiser HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) which then took the Nieuw Amsterdam with her to Singapore. They arrived at Singapore on 24 April.

In the afteroon of the 25 April the convoy made rendezvous in position 03°00'N, 84°45'E with the heavy cruiser HMAS Canberra (Capt. H.B. Farncomb, RAN) which then took the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary with her to Trincomalee where they arrived on 26 April.

HMS Australia with the Ile de France and Mauretania proceeded to Colombo where they arrived on 26 April. (20)

9 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore to patrol off Phuket where three Italian merchant vessels are though to be making preparations to escape.

The next day, the 10th, HMS Durban was joined by HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN) coming from Penang.

They arrived off Phuket in the evening.

They remained on patrol until 13 April after which HMS Tenedos returned to Penang and HMS Durban to Singapore. (21)

14 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore from patrol. (22)

18 Apr 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore to make rendezvous with convoy US 10 in the Indian Ocean.

Rendezvous was effected in the afternoon of 22 April and HMS Durban then took the troopship Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch, 36287 GRT, built 1938) with her to escort this ship to Singapore where they arrived on 24 April.

[For more information on this convoy see the event ' Convoy US 10 ' for 7 April 1941.] (22)

29 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (22)

30 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (22)

1 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (23)

6 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Penang. (23)

7 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (23)

9 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang to make rendezvous with the troopship Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch, 36287 GRT, built 1938) which departed Singapore on the same day.

They made rendezvous in the morning of the 10th in approximate position 06°35'N, 96°46'E. They parted company with each other in the afternoon of the 11th. (23)

13 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) returned to Penang. (23)

15 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted trials of Penang. (23)

25 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang to make rendezvous with the troopship Duchess of York (British, 20021 GRT, built 1929) later in the day and then escort her to Colombo. (23)

29 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and the troopship Duchess of York (British, 20021 GRT, built 1929) arrived at Colombo. (23)

31 May 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Colombo for Penang.

[No logbooks are available for June, July and August so some datails might (and will) be missing for these months.] (23)

4 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (24)

21 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Penang together with the transport Ellenga (British, 5196 GRT, built 1911). HMS Durban was to escort this ship until about 85°E. (25)

29 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore. (24)

11 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore to make rendezvous in the Indian Ocean between Ceylon and Northern Sumatra with HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.D. Stephens, RN) escorting the troop transport Sibajak (Dutch, 12226 GRT, built 1927) and the RAF tender Shengking (British, 2999 GRT, built 1931).

Rendezvous was effected in position 04°25'N, 86°50'E in the afternoon of July 16th. (26)

19 Jul 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore escorting the troop transport Sibajak (Dutch, 12226 GRT, built 1927) and the RAF tender Shengking (British, 2999 GRT, built 1931). (24)

28 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Miri. (27)

30 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Miri. (27)

31 Jul 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Miri for Singapore.

2 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Singapore from Miri. (27)

2 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore to make rendezvous Northern Sumatra with HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.D. Stephens, RN) escorting the troop transports Capetown Castle (British, 27002 GRT, built 1938) and Empress of Japan (British, 26032 GRT, built 1930).

Rendezvous was effected in position 06°40'N, 95°46'E in the morning of August 4th. (28)

5 Aug 1941
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and the troop transports Capetown Castle (British, 27002 GRT, built 1938) and Empress of Japan (British, 26032 GRT, built 1930) arrive at Singapore.

Subsequently HMS Durban is then taken in hand for refit. [As no log is available for August 1941, no further details are known.] (25)

29 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) completed her refit at Singapore. Ammunitioning of the ship then began. (29)

30 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) conducted full power trials off Singapore. She also ran over the degaussing range eight times. (29)

3 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.R. Pretor-Pinney, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore.

HMS Durban also conducted D/F calibration trials. (29)

4 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.R. Pretor-Pinney, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (29)

5 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) and HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.R. Pretor-Pinney, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (29)

6 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) departed Singapore for Penang. (29)

7 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) arrived at Penang. (29)

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  8. ADM 53/112109 + ADM 199/374
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  21. ADM 53/114180 + ADM 199/411
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ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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