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

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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.

4 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) departed Plymouth for exercises (including night exercises). (1)

5 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the evening, HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN), returned to Plymouth from exercises. (1)

30 Nov 1940
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) departed Plymouth for Gibraltar. She had on board Admiral of the Fleet the Earl of Cork and Orrery for a Board of Inquiry over the Battle of Spartivento. (1)

2 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (1)

11 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, DSO, RN) arrived at Plymouth from escort duty. (1)

12 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1507/12 an aircraft reported an enemy submarine in position 50°26'N, 05°20'W (to the west of Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall).

To hunt the submarine the destroyers HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN), FSS Le Triomphant (Cdr. P.M.J.R. Auboyneau) departed Plymouth and HMS Wrestler (Lt. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN) departed from Falmouth.

The hunt was discontinued at 1730/13. HMS Jersey and HMS Wrestler then proceeded to cover shipping during the night between the Lizard and Start Point. FFS Le Triomphant proceeded to the Clyde where she arrived in the evening of December, 14th.

HMS Jersey returned to Plymouth at 1122/14.

HMS Wrestler proceeded to Portsmouth where she arrived in the morning of the 15th.

17 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) departed Plymouth at 1035/17 to proceed to the Dartmouth area where they were to conduct A/S exercises with the submarine HMS Seawolf (Lt. P.L. Field, RN).

On completion of the A/S exercises, HMS Jersey, HMS Jupiter and HMS Seawolf proceeded to Dartmouth.

18 Dec 1940
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) and HMS Seawolf (Lt. P.L. Field, RN) departed Dartmouth for A/S exercises.

On completion of the A/S exercises HMS Seawolf proceeded to Dartmouth while HMS Jersey and HMS Jupiter were to make rendez-vous with HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN) off Rame Head at 1700 hours and then to proceed on patrol. HMS Punjabi had just departed from Plymouth.

They were to patrol on about 49°45'N between 04°00'W and 06°00W'. They were to arrive off Rame Head from patrol at 1030/19.

19 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN), HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) returned to Plymouth from patrol at 1100 hours.

20 Dec 1940
HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN), HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) departed Plymouth for patrol at 1700 hours. During the night they were to proceed to position 49.15'N, 03.00'W and then sweep towards Ushant. They were to return to Plymouth at 1030/24.

21 Dec 1940
HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN), HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. W. Evershed, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) returned to Plymouth from patrol at 1110 hours.

Sources

  1. ADM 199/2557

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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