Charles Nugent Lentaigne DSO, RN
|Born||26 Apr 1901|
Retired: 8 Jan 1953
Warship Commands listed for Charles Nugent Lentaigne, RN
|HMS Gurkha (ii) (G 63)||Cdr.||Destroyer||29 Oct 1940||17 Jan 1942|
|HMS Dasher (D 37)||Cdr.||Escort Carrier||11 Aug 1942||12 Mar 1943|
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Destroyer HMS Gurkha (ii) (G 63)
29 Sep 1941
At 0617hours on 29 September 1941, HMS Gurkha got a radar contact with the surfaced Italian submarine Diaspro in position 37°32'N, 06°45'E and was shortly thereafter missed by two torpedoes, which passed under the destroyer. Together with the Dutch destroyer HrMs Isaac Sweers, she engaged the submarine, but without result. The destroyers were part of the Force H (Adm. Somerville), returning from escorting a Malta convoy during Operation Halberd.
30 Sep 1941 (position 37.10, 0.56)
Around 1030hours on 30 September 1941 the Italian submarine Adua was sunk north-west of Algiers in position 37°10'N, 00°56'E by the British destroyers HMS Gurkha (Cdr. C.N. Lentaigne, RN) and HMS Legion (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, RN).
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