William Howard Farrington, RN

Born  2 May 1907

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1 Sep 1927 A/S.Lt.
16 Apr 1928 S.Lt.
16 Jan 1930 Lt.
16 Jan 1938 Lt.Cdr.
2 May 1952 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 2 May 1952


11 Jun 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for William Howard Farrington, RN

HMS Meynell (L 82)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer14 Aug 194023 Aug 1942
HMS Quadrant (G 11)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer13 Oct 194228 Aug 1944

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Destroyer HMS Quadrant (G 11)

7 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Quadrant (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Farrington, RN) is docked at Dakar to replace her Asdic dome. (1)

9 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Quadrant (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Farrington, RN) is undocked. (1)

12 Mar 1943 (position 11.50, -18.04)
HMS Quadrant (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Farrington, RN) picks up 10 survivors from the American merchant City of Flint that was torpedoed and sunk on 25 January 1943 by German U-boat U-575 about 300 nautical miles south of Flores, Azores in position 34°47'N, 31°10'W.


  1. ADM 199/635

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