Richard Lindsay Stephen Gaisford OBE, RN

Born  6 Apr 1905


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Ranks

15 Sep 1925 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1926 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1928 Lt.
1 Feb 1936 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Cdr.
30 Jun 1949 Capt.

Retired: 5 Aug 1955


Decorations

2 Oct 1942 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Richard Lindsay Stephen Gaisford, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Clyde (N 12)Lt.Cdr.Submarine3 Feb 194018 Apr 1940
HMS Vansittart (D 64)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer30 Aug 194028 Apr 1942

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Clyde (N 12)


8 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (1)

11 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) is docked at Portsmouth for repairs to her after hydroplane gear.

[The date of undocking is currently not known to us.] (1)

15 Mar 1940
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) departed Porsmouth for Blyth.

No map can be displayed as there is no log available for HMS Clyde for this period. (2)

18 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) arrived at Blyth. (2)

21 Mar 1940
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) departed Blyth for Scapa Flow.

No map can be displayed as there is no log available for HMS Clyde for this period. (2)

23 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. She was escorted in by HMS Buttermere (Lt. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN). (2)

7 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. (3)

8 Apr 1940
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) is ordered to patrol off the south-west coast of Norway making this her 6th war patrol.

No map can be displayed as there is no log available for HMS Clyde for this period. (3)

9 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) is ordered to patrol in position 58°26'N, 04°50'E.

Later the same day she is ordered to close Egersund. Nothing however was seen off Egersund so HMS Clyde then proceeded to patrol off Lister as ordered. (3)

10 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) is ordered to patrol in position 58°00'N, 06°30'E. (3)

11 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) is ordered once again to patrol off Egersund. (3)

14 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) is ordered to leave patrol and proceed to Blyth. (3)

16 Apr 1940
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Blyth. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16265
  2. ADM 199/2550
  3. ADM 199/1877

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


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