Peter John Fitzgerald, RN

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1 May 1917 Mid.
15 Mar 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1919 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1921 Lt.
15 Sep 1929 Lt.Cdr.
2 Jul 1940 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 22 Apr 1931


Warship Commands listed for Peter John Fitzgerald, RN

HMS Belmont (H 46)Cdr. (retired)Destroyer8 Oct 1940May 1941
HMS Churchill (I 45)Cdr. (retired)Destroyer3 Mar 194227 Feb 1943
HMS Churchill (I 45)Cdr. (retired)DestroyerMar 19431 Jun 1943

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Destroyer HMS Churchill (I 45)

9 Jun 1942
HMS Churchill (Cdr. P.J. Fitzgerald, RN (retired)) picks up 3 survivors from the American tanker Franklin K. Lane that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-502 about 40 nautical miles north-north-east of La Guiara, Venezuela in position 11°12'N, 66°39'W. The destroyer also attacked the U-boat with 27 depth charges, picked up 47 survivors from the Belgian merchant Bruxelles that had been sunk in the same attack and later scuttled the drifting wreck of the tanker with gunfire.

13 Aug 1942
HMS Churchill (Cdr. P.J. Fitzgerald, RN (retired)) picks up 50 survivors from the American merchant Delmundo that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-600 about 18 nautical miles south of Cape Maysi, Cuba in position 19°55'N, 73°49'W.

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