Vernon Hammersley-Heenan, RN

Born  25 Mar 1888Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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15 Nov 1904 Mid.
15 Jan 1908 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1910 Lt.
1 Oct 1918 Lt.Cdr.
2 Nov 1929 Cdr. (retired)
??? A/Capt. (retired)

Retired: 2 Nov 1929


1 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Vernon Hammersley-Heenan, RN

HMS Watchman (D 26)Cdr. (retired)Destroyer17 Jun 19395 Feb 1940
HMS Douglas (D 90)Cdr. (retired)Destroyer5 Feb 194019 Apr 1940
HMS Maloja (F 26)A/Capt. (retired)Armed Merchant Cruiser29 Apr 1940Nov 1941
HMS Port Quebec (M 59)A/Capt. (retired)Minelayer25 May 1942late 1943

Career information

On Oct 10, 1921 while Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMS Westler, he went to the aid of two liners that collided in the Clyde, rescuing 23 people.

Events related to this officer

Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Maloja (F 26)

1 Dec 1940

Convoy BHX 93

This convoy departed Bermuda on 1 December 1940 and merged at sea with convoy HX 103 on 7 December 1940.

Convoy BHX 93 was made up of the following merchant vessels: Adula (British (tanker), 8040 GRT, built 1937), Benedick (British (tanker), 6978 GRT, built 1928), Derrymore (British, 4799 GRT, built 1938), Donacilla (British (tanker), 8113 GRT, built 1939), Dunkeld (British, 4944 GRT, built 1937), Elona (British (tanker), 6192 GRT, built 1937), La Paz (British, 6548 GRT, built 1920), Logician (British, 5993 GRT, built 1928), Lulworth Hill (British, 7628 GRT, built 1940), Lunula (British (tanker), 6363 GRT, built 1927), Queen Victoria (British, 4937 GRT, built 1936), Titus (Dutch, 1712 GRT, built 1930), Tosari (Dutch, 7029 GRT, built 1919), Traveller (British, 3963 GRT, built 1922) and Tuscan Star (British, 11449 GRT, built 1930).

The convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Maloja (A/Capt. V. Hammersley-Heenan, RN).

The convoy merged with convoy HX 93 on 7 December 1940. HMS Maloja then parted company.

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