Lachlan Donald Mackintosh DSO, DSC, RN

Born  11 Nov 1896Tientsin, China
Died  20 Mar 1957(60)Moy, Scotland


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Ranks

15 May 1914 Mid,
15 Mar 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1916 S.Lt.
15 May 1918 Lt.
15 Dec 1925 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1930 Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Capt.
8 Jul 1947 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1950 Vice-Admiral (Retd.)

Retired: 1 Dec 1950


Decorations

17 Mar 1919 DSC
28 May 1943 DSO
18 Dec 1945 CB

Warship Commands listed for Lachlan Donald Mackintosh, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Charybdis (88)Capt.Light cruiser15 Aug 194127 Jun 1942
HMS Eagle (94)Capt.Aircraft Carrier27 Jun 194211 Aug 1942
HMS Victorious (38)Capt.Aircraft Carrier23 Nov 19421 Nov 1943
HMS Implacable (86)Capt.Aircraft Carrier13 Apr 194431 Oct 1944

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Charybdis (88)


15 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) is commissioned for trials at her builders yard at Birkenhead. (1)

29 Nov 1941
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted compas swing trials off Liverpool. (1)

30 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Liverpool on completion of which course was set for Greenock where she arrived later the same day. En-route various trials were carried out. (1)

2 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S and full fower trials in the Clyde area. (2)

3 Dec 1941
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted full fower trials on the Arran measured mile following which the ship was accepted for service. (2)

5 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Greenock. (2)

9 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted compas swing and D/F calibration trials off Greenock. (2)

10 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. A throw off shoot was part of the exercises during which HMS Cardiff (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO, RN) served as target. (2)

12 Dec 1941
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

13 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

17 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

18 Dec 1941
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area. Also log trials were carried out on the Arran measured mile. (2)

19 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

22 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

23 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted damage control exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

24 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

26 Dec 1941
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Cardiff (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO, RN).

On completion of these trials HMS Charybdis conducted torpedo firing exercises. (2)

31 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials with aircraft in the Clyde area. (2)

1 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

6 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted exercises with aircraft and torpedo firing exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

7 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises / RDF trials in the Clyde area. (4)

8 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises in the Clyde area. Also RDF trials were carried out. (4)

16 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

17 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

18 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

19 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

20 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

22 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

24 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

26 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

28 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

29 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (4)

30 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

31 Jan 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

1 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

2 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

4 Feb 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

5 Feb 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

6 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

7 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) proceeded from Lamlash to Greenock. (5)

10 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) proceeded Greenock to Lamlash. En-route exercises were carried out. She also rescued the crew of a Beaufighter aircraft which had crashed. (5)

11 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

13 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

14 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

20 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) proceeded from Greenock to Lamlash. (5)

21 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

22 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

23 Feb 1942
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

24 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

25 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

26 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (5)

27 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) proceeded from Lamlash to Greenock. (5)

3 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Greenock after which she proceeded to Lamlash. (6)

5 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (6)

7 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) proceeded from Lamlash to Greenock. (6)

10 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

11 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (6)

12 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) departed Lamlash for Scapa Flow. (6)

13 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from the Clyde. (6)

14 Mar 1942

Minelaying operation SN 81.

Minelaying operation by the 1st Minelaying Squadron.

On 14 March 1942, the auxiliary minelayers Southern Prince (A/Capt. J. Cresswell, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral T.B. Drew, OBE, RN), HMS Menestheus (Capt.(Retd.) R.H.F. de Salis, DSC, OBE, RN), HMS Port Quebec (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Watson, RN) and HMS Agamemnon (Capt.(Retd.) F. Ratsey, RN) departed Port ZA. (Loch Alsh) to lay minefield SN 84. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Lancaster (A/Cdr. N.H. Whatley, RN) and HMS Wells (Lt. L.J. Pearson, RN).

They were joined around 1500A/14 by the destroyer HMS St. Marys (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN) and escort destroyer HMS Ledbury (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, RN). The had departed Scapa Flow around 0900A/14.

Cover for the operation was provided by the AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) which had departed Scapa Flow around 1800A/14. She joined the 1st Minelaying Squadron the following morning.

Rendezvous was made around 1300A/15 with the survey vessel HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN) which had been deployed to the position of the minelay to archive extreme accuracy for the upcoming minelay which commenced shortly afterwards.

A total of 2053 mines were laid along a line joining positions
62°18'2"N, 07°42'2"W,
62°26'3"N, 07°56'3"W,
62°30'3"N, 08°04'8"W and
62°37'7"N, 08°17'7"W.

The minelayers laid as follows; HMS Southern Prince 562 mines, Agamemnon 530 mines, HMS Menestheus 410 mines and HMS Port Quebec 551 mines.

Depth of the mines was 18 to 20 feet. One premature explosion was seen.

The 1st Minelaying Squadron, including HMS St. Marys arrived back at Port ZA on 16 March as did HMS Charybdis and HMS Ledbury which arrived at Scapa Flow also on the 16th. (7)

26 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (6)

29 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)

Minelaying operation SN 87.

Minelaying operation by the 1st Minelaying Squadron.

On 29 March 1942, the auxiliary minelayers Southern Prince (A/Capt. J. Cresswell, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral T.B. Drew, OBE, RN), HMS Menestheus (Capt.(Retd.) R.H.F. de Salis, DSC, OBE, RN), HMS Port Quebec (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Watson, RN) and HMS Agamemnon (Capt.(Retd.) F. Ratsey, RN) departed Port ZA (Loch Alsh) to lay minefield SN 84. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Lancaster (A/Cdr. N.H. Whatley, RN), HMS St. Marys (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN), HMS Castleton (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN) and HMS Wells (Lt. L.J. Pearson, RN).

Off the Butt of Lewis they were joined by the AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) which had departed Scapa Flow earlier that day.

On 30 March a total of 2030 mines were laid along a line joining positions

248 of these were laid between positions 62°18'2"N, 07°55'6"W and 62°27'9"N, 08°17'5"W.

The remaining lines were laid within 3 cables either side of a line joining positions
62°27'9"N, 08°15'8"W,
62°31'5"N, 08°23'5"W,
62°35'6"N, 08°30'7"W and
62°45'8"N, 08°49'0"W.

The minelayers laid as follows; HMS Southern Prince 562 mines, Agamemnon 508 mines, HMS Menestheus 408 mines and HMS Port Quebec 550 mines.

The First Minelaying Squadron arrived back at Port HHZ on 31 March as did HMS Charybdis at Scapa Flow. (7)

1 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted damage control exercises at Scapa Flow. (8)

13 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) departed the Clyde late on the 13th for Gibraltar.

Off Milford Haven, she was joined early in the afternoon by the AA cruiser HMS Cairo (A/Capt. C.C. Hardy, DSO, RN) and then proceeded southwards in company. (9)

18 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The AA cruisers HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) and HMS Cairo (A/Capt. C.C. Hardy, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar from the U.K. (9)

19 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The AA cruisers HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) and HMS Cairo (A/Capt. C.C. Hardy, DSO, RN) departed Gibraltar for operation Calender.

[For more info on this operation see the event ' Operation Calender ' for 14 April 1942. (9)

21 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1630A/21, HMS Renown (Commodore C.S. Daniel, CBE, DSO, RN), HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN), HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN), HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Walmsley, RN), HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN), HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN), HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN) and HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN) arrived at Gibraltar from operations. (10)

30 Apr 1942
HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN) and HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. [No info available on their destroyer screen.] (11)

1 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (12)

5 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Argus (Capt. G.T. Philip, DSC, RN) and HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. [No info available on their destroyer screen.] (13)

8 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0130B/8, ' Force W ' made up of the battlecruiser HMS Renown (Commodore C.S. Daniel, CBE, DSO, RN), aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), light cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) and the destroyers USS Lang, USS Sterret, HMS Echo, HMS Intrepid, HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN), HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN), HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Walmsley, RN), HMS Georgetown (Lt.Cdr. P.G. MacIver, RNR) and HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. M.H.R. Crichton, RN) departed Gibraltar for operation Bowery.

[For more info on this operation see the event ' Operation Bowery ' for 29 April 1942] (14)

10 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) returned to Gibraltar from operations. (12)

17 May 1942

Operation LB.

Aircraft to be flown to Malta.

At 0950B/17, the destroyers HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN), HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN) and HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN) departed Gibraltar for an A/S sweep of the harbour before the departure of the other ships.

At 1015B/17, the aircraft carrier HMS Argus (Capt. G.T. Philip, DSC, RN) and AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar and joined the destroyers.

At 1330B/17, the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN), HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN) and HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar to overtake the other ships. The destroyer HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Walmsley, DSC, RN) was unable to sail with them due to defects. After repairs she sailed at 1535B/17 to overtake and join the other ships but later turned back as it was considered she was in an unreliable condition.

Around 1815B/17, all ships were now in company with each other.

At At 0830B/18 in position 37°07'N, 01°03'E, HMS Charybdis and HMS Partidge sighted three torpedo tracks. HMS Partidge then combed the tracks and gained a firm contact and then carried out a depth charge attack, but with no visible results. At 1007B/18, the doubtful report of a submarine periscope resulted in HMS Ithuriel dropping one depth charge and an investigation by HMS Westcott, but no confirmation of the presence of a submarine was obtained.

The attack at 0830B/18 was carried out by the Italian submarine Mocenigo which intended to attack HMS Eagle but was unable to do so therefore three stern torpedoes were fired at the cruiser from 1200 meters. Two torpedo explosions were heard and were thought to be hits. The counter attack by HMS Partridge caused damage which forced her to abandon her patrol and return to base for repairs.

At 1320B/18 an attempt was made to fly off the Spitfires, but low wind velocity precluded it. At 1440B/18, the first flight of Spitfires was flown off from position 37°32'N, 01°58'E and the second flight at 1515B/18 from position 37°33'N, 03°02'E. The take offs were without incident.

Six Albacores were flown off at 1930B/18 in position 37°39'N, 04°02'E, but they all returned and landed on defective.

The force had frequently been reported by enemy aircraft, and shadowing aircraft were intermittently seen and engaged when within range. Between 2130A/18 and 2215A/18 the force was attacked by torpedo carrying aircraft believed to be Italian SM 79's. HMS Eagle and HMS Argus were near missed.

Enemy reconnaissance aircraft were again sighted at 0949A/19 and 1119A/19, the latter aircraft being observed in the vicinity until 1315A/19. All were engaged by gunfire when within range.

All ships arrived back at Gibraltar in the early morning of 20 May 1942. (15)

28 May 1942
Around 2000B/28, the light cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN) and HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar to search for an enemy submarine reported by a Sunderland aircraft, this was aircraft 'R' of 10 Squadron (RAAF), which had sighted and depth charged the Italian submarine Argo in position 38°04'N, 02°22'E.

They did not find the enemy and returned to Gibraltar around 2000B/30. (16)

1 Jun 1942
The aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN) and HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (17)

2 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)

Operation Style 2.

Aircraft to be flown to Malta.

At 0445B/2, the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN), HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN), HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN), HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN) and HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN) departed Gibraltar and proceeded to the eastward at 17 knots.

Flying off position 37°48'N, 02°47'E was reached at 0600B/3, and in this area four flights of Spitfires totaling 31 machines, were flown off between 0600B/3 and 0827B/3. 27 aircraft arrived safely at Malta, four having been lost in action against a force of enemy ME 109 fighters near Pantelleria.

On the return journey, the Force was shadowed and reported intermittently by enemy aircraft, which were fired on when within range. An alteration of course was made to avoid enemy submarines which might have been homed by the shadowing aircraft, and the Force entered Gibraltar Harbour at 0615B/4 without further incident. (18)

7 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)

Operation Salient.

Aircraft to be flown to Malta.

Around 2130B/7, the AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar and proceeded to the westward so as to mislead enemy spies. She later proceeded eastwards to re-enter the Mediterranean.

Around 0920B/8, the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), AA cruiser HMS Cairo (A/Capt. C.C. Hardy, DSO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN), HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN), HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN), HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN) and HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN) departed Gibraltar and proceeded to the eastward.

At 1200B/8, HMS Charybdis joined the other ships.

All 32 Spitfires were flown off in ffrom position 37°18'N, 02°30'E between 0600B/9 and 0730B/9. All aircraft arrived safely at Malta.

The Force was shadowed by an enemy aircraft, and reported by an enemy submarine, but no attack followed and the Force arrived safely back at Gibraltar in the morning of June 10th. (19)


Aircraft Carrier HMS Implacable (86)


27 Oct 1944 (position 65.24, 11.59)
German U-boat U-1060 was grounded south of Bronnoysund, Norway in position 65°24'N, 11°59'E after damaged by rockets and depth charges from Firefly and 2 Barracuda aircraft of the British carrier HMS Implacable, 2 British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn 502/D/T) and from 2 Czechoslovakian Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 311/H/Y).

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  19. ADM 53/115471 + ADM 53/115575 + ADM 53/115866 + ADM 199/662

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


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