Charles Edward Lambe, RN

Born  20 Dec 1900
Died  29 Aug 1960(59)

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15 May 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1921 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1922 Lt.
15 Feb 1930 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.
8 Jul 1947 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1950 Vice-Admiral
30 Mar 1954 Admiral
10 May 1960 Admiral of the fleet


28 Sep 1938 CVO
11 Jul 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1944 CB
1 Jan 1953 KCB
13 Jun 1957 GCB

Warship Commands listed for Charles Edward Lambe, RN

HMS Dunedin (D 93)Capt.Light cruiser2 Jan 19393 Sep 1940
HMS Illustrious (87)Capt.Aircraft Carrier9 Jul 194431 Jul 1945

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Dunedin (D 93)

2 Mar 1940
The British light cruiser HMS Dunedin (Capt. C.E. Lambe, CVO, RN) intercept the German merchant Heidelberg (6530 GRT) west of the Windward Passage. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.

8 Mar 1940
The British light cruiser Dunedin (Capt. C.E. Lambe, CVO, RN) and the Canadian destroyer Assiniboine (Cdr. E. Mainguy, RCN) intercept and capture the German merchant Hannover near Jamaica.

The Hannover later became the first British escort carrier, British escort carrier HMS Audacity.

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