John Melvill Alliston DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||26 Mar 1910||London, England|
|Died||31 May 2004||(94)|
Retired: 18 Oct 1949
Warship Commands listed for John Melvill Alliston, RN
|HMS Decoy (H 75)||Lt.||Destroyer||Jun 1941||Mar 1942|
|HMS Janus (F 53)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Aug 1942||Dec 1942|
|HMS Javelin (F 61)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Dec 1942||ca. mid 43|
|HMAS Warramunga (I 44)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||30 Sep 1944||3 Oct 1944|
|HMAS Warramunga (I 44)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||5 Oct 1944||13 Oct 1944|
|HMAS Warramunga (I 44)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||17 Oct 1944||19 Apr 1945|
|HMS Urania (R 05)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||19 Jun 1945||early 1946|
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Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Decoy (H 75)
2 Dec 1941
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. John M. Alliston, RN) is damaged in a collision with the Polish steam merchant Warszawa in the harbour of Alexandria.
Destroyer HMS Javelin (F 61)
19 Jan 1943
Javelin and HMS Kelvin on patrol from Malta intercept and sink (13) enemy ships in a night action lasting three hours. (1)
20 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Kelvin and HMS Javelin intercept a small Italian convoy off Tripoli, Libya and completely destroy it. Some 11 ships were sunk among them the small Italian minesweepers RD 31, RD 36, RD 37 and RD 39.
22 Jan 1943
With units of the East Med Fleet in a night action Bombarded the port of ZUARA. (1)
1 May 1943
Convoy escort from Alexandria to Tripoli, attacked by enemy dive bombers off Benghazi two merchant ships sunk and one damaged. (1)
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