Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray DSC, RN

Born  20 Dec 1911Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Died   1997(85)North Dorset, Dorset, England

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1 May 1933 S.Lt.
1 Jul 1935 Lt.
1 Jul 1943 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1949 Cdr.
30 Jun 1953 Capt.
7 Jan 1963 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 10 Feb 1965


1 Jan 1941 DSC
7 Apr 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Sep 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
24 Apr 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
13 Jun 1964 CB

Warship Commands listed for Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray, RN

HMS Stork (L 81 / U 81)Lt.SloopNov 1940Sep 1941
HMS Westminster (L 40)Lt.Destroyer28 Jan 1941Feb 1941 ?
HMS Badsworth (L 03)Lt.Escort destroyer8 Jan 1942mid 1943
HMS Lamerton (L 88)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer30 Nov 194326 Feb 1945
HMS Cossack (ii) (R 57)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerMay 194520 Sep 1945

Career information

On 5 Jan 1938 Lieut Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray, R.N. was granted a temporary commission as a Flying Officer on attachment to the Royal Air Force (London Gazette, Jan 1938).

Events related to this officer

Escort destroyer HMS Badsworth (L 03)

2 May 1942
On 2 May 1942 the British merchant Jutland in convoy PQ-15 was torpedoed and damaged by a German torpedo aircraft of I/KG 26 south of Bear Island. One passenger was lost. The master, 53 crew members and eight passengers abandoned ship and were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Badsworth (Lt. G.T.S. Gray, DSC, RN) and landed at Murmansk on 6 May. At 00.14 hours on 3 May 1942, the abandoned Jutland was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-251 in position 73°02'N, 19°46'E.

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