Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN

Born  7 Apr 1901
Died  8 Jun 1969(68)


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Ranks

15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1922 Lt.
15 Jun 1930 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.
8 Jul 1949 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 24 Feb 1953


Decorations

23 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1946 DSO
1 Jan 1951 CB

Warship Commands listed for Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Mashona (F 59)Cdr.Destroyer1 Mar 193923 Jan 1940
HMS Cairo (D 87)Capt.Light cruiser1 Feb 194014 Jan 1941
HMS Spartan (95)Capt.Light cruiserMay 194329 Jan 1944
HMS Swiftsure (08)Capt.Light cruiser4 Feb 1945late 1946

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Cairo (D 87)


28 May 1940
HMS Cairo (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) was damaged by German aircraft off Narvik, Norway. (1)


Light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (08)


5 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Manus. She departed for Sydney later the same day. (2)

10 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Sydney from Manus. (2)

20 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) departed Manus for Sydney. (3)

26 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) arrived at Sydney where she is to be taken in hand for a short refit. (3)

30 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
On completion of de-ammunitioning, HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN), is taken in hand for refit at Sydney. (3)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) is docked in the Sutherland dock at the Cockatoo Island Dockyard.

[No log is available for August 1945 so the date of undocking is currently not known to us.] (4)

15 Aug 1945
The aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral C.H.J. Harcourt, CB, CBE, RN), light carriers HMS Venerable (Capt. W.A. Dallmeyer, DSO, RN), HMS Vengeance (Capt. D.M.L. Neame, DSO and Bar, RN), light cruisers HMS Bermuda (Capt. J.S. Bethell, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral C. Moody, CB, RN), HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) and the destroyers HMS Kempenfelt (Capt. E.G. McGregor, DSO, RN), HMS Whirlwind (Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN), HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN), HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Pomeroy DSC, RN), HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN) and HMS Tyrian (Cdr. R.H. Mills, RN) departed Sydney for Manus where they arrived on 19 August 1945. (5)

Sources

  1. Personal communication
  2. ADM 53/122346
  3. ADM 53/122350
  4. ADM 53/122351
  5. ADM 53/120982 + ADM 53/121564 + ADM 53/122451 + ADM 53/122463 + ADM 187/51

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


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