Walter Evershed DSO, RN

Born  19 Apr 1907

Ranks

1 Sep 1927 A/S.Lt.
1 Mar 1928 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1929 Lt.
1 Apr 1937 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1940 Cdr.
30 Jun 1948 Capt.
8 Jul 1957 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 26 Oct 1960


Decorations

26 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
3 Dec 1940 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Walter Evershed, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Wivern (D 66)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer31 Jul 193917 Jan 1940
HMS Vansittart (D 64)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer17 Jan 194030 Aug 1940
HMS Jersey (F 72)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer30 Aug 19408 Jan 1941

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Vansittart (D 64)


1 Jul 1940 (position 48.33, -10.26)
German U-boat U-102 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 48°33'N, 10°26'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Knowling, RN).

HMS Vansittart also picks up 26 survivors from the British merchant Clearton that was U-102's last victim.


Destroyer HMS Jersey (F 72)


10 Oct 1940
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) set off a mine when leaving the Humber and sustained some damage, repairs were carried out in the docks in London. Jersey arrived at Plymouth on the 13th October.


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