Kenneth Lanyon Harkness DSC, RN

Born  24 Aug 1900

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1 May 1917 Mid.
15 Sep 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1920 S.Lt.
15 Aug 1921 Lt.
15 Aug 1929 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1934 Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jul 1949


9 Aug 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Kenneth Lanyon Harkness, RN

HMS Fearless (H 67)Cdr.Destroyer17 Aug 193815 Jul 1940
HMS Ceylon (30)Capt.Light cruiser1 May 194513 Nov 1945

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Destroyer HMS Fearless (H 67)

11 Sep 1939
HMS Fearless (Cdr K.L. Harkness, RN) picks up 34 survivors from the British merchant Firby that was sunk by German U-boat U-48 about 270 miles west of the Hebrides in position 59°40'N, 13°50'W.

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