Robert Don Oliver DSC, RN

Born  17 Mar 1895Linton, Scotland
Died  6 Oct 1980(85)Kelso, Scotland


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Ranks

15 Sep 1912 Mid.
15 Sep 1914 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1915 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1916 Lt.
15 Apr 1924 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1929 Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Capt.
2 Jan 1945 Rear-Admiral
26 Sep 1948 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 26 Sep 1948


Decorations

10 Apr 1918 DSC
11 Jun 1942 CBE
25 Aug 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1948 CB

Warship Commands listed for Robert Don Oliver, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Devonshire (39)Capt.Heavy cruiser23 Oct 19401 Nov 1942
HMS Swiftsure (08)Capt.Light cruiser22 Mar 19444 Feb 1945

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Heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire (39)


31 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral W.F. Wake-Walker CB, OBE, RN, hoisted his flag in HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN). (1)

23 Jul 1941
HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN) sailed from Scapa Flow escorting the carriers Victorious and Furious in a raid against Petsamo and Kirkenes.

5 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1830B/5, HMS Victorious (Capt. H.C. Bovell, RN), HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral W.F. Wake-Walker CB, OBE, RN), HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSO, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) arrived at Seidisfjord from operation EF.

They departed Seidísfjord around 1500B/6 for Scapa Flow where they arrived around 2300B/7. (2)

2 Nov 1941
HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN) was flying the flag of the Senior Officer when an entire Vichy French convoy was captured east of the Cape of Good Hope.

21 Nov 1941 (position -4.12, -18.42)
On the way home after 622 days of patrol, the German raider Atlantis (Capt. Bernard Rogge) met German U-boat U-126 to refuel her north of Ascension Island. During that operation, a lookout reported a warship that turned out to be the British heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN) that arrived due to intelligence report on the rendezvous. Devonshire fired from 17000 feet, out of range from German guns. The second and third salvoes hit the German raider, her magazine exploded and Atlantis sank quickly in position 04°12'S, 18°42'W. As U-126 submerged, Dorsetshire made off at high speed, leaving it to German U-boat to pick up the survivors. (3)

Apr 1942
HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, DSC, RN) took part in Operation "Ironclad", the British attack on Madagascar. She did not have a chance to engage since the carrier planes did all the damage.


Light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (08)


2 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1100B/2, HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) is commissioned for trials at Newcastle on Tyne. (4)

7 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) proceeded from Newcastle on Tyne to North Shields. (4)

15 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off North Shields. (4)

16 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) proceeded from North Shields to Rosyth. (4)

18 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Firth of Forth. (4)

22 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Firth of Forth. On completion of these trials the ship was accepted from the shipyard. (4)

23 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Scapa Flow. (4)

29 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

30 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. Also some divebombing attacks were made on her. (4)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (4)

5 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (5)

6 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (5)

12 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. She also made several runs over the measured mile. (5)

14 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (5)

19 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (5)

20 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (5)

21 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (5)

24 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (5)

28 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow.

Also an underway refuelling exercise was carried out with Wrangler (Lt.Cdr. D.W. Austin, RN). (5)

1 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

2 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (6)

4 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (6)

8 Aug 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN), Whirlwind (Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN) and Wrangler (Lt.Cdr. D.W. Austin, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (6)

9 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 9/10 August 1944, HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. These included night exercises. (6)

11 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (6)

12 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow. (6)

26 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for Plymouth. (6)

28 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth from Rosyth. (6)

30 Aug 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Algiers. She was escorted until 2230B/30 by the destroyer ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski) which then returned to Plymouth.

HMS Swiftsure is to join the Eastern Fleet. (6)

2 Sep 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Algiers. She departed for Alexandria later the same day.

At 1850B/3, she is joined by the destroyer HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) coming from Malta. (7)

5 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (7)

7 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN), HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) and HMS Penn (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta.

The deployment of HMS Swiftsure with the Eastern Fleet is cancelled. She is to return home for some modifications before she will form part of the new to be formed British Pacific Fleet. (7)

9 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN), HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) and HMS Penn (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, DSO, RN) arrived at Malta from Alexandria. (7)

10 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) departed Malta for Naples. (7)

11 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN) arrived at Naples from Malta. (7)

12 Sep 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) departed Naples for Gibraltar. (7)

14 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar from Naples. She departed for Plymouth later the same day. (7)

16 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth from Gibraltar. (7)

17 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Scapa Flow. (7)

18 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Plymouth. (7)

19 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)

Operation Divan.

This operation had three objectives;
1) To create a diversion during the passage of convoy JW 60 to Northern Russia.
2) Mining the Leads at Finnenarennen and Gibostad.
3) Harassing the Germans and destruction of military installations in the Tromso Area.

On 19 September 1944, the aircraft carrier HMS Indefatigable (Capt. Q.D. Graham, CBE, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton, KCB, RN), light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Caprice (Lt.Cdr. G.W. McKendrick, RN), HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN), HMS Zephyr (Lt.Cdr. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Onslow (Capt. H.W.S. Browning, OBE, RN), HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC, RN), HMS Orwell (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Gower, DSC, RN), HMS Opportune (Cdr. R.E.D. Ryder, VC, RN) and HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow.

They arrived in the operations area but the weather was found unsuitable to carry out the operation so it had to be cancelled.

The Force returned to Scapa Flow on 24 September 1944. (8)

24 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Plymouth. (7)

26 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth from Scapa Flow. At Plymouth she was taken in hand at the Devonport Dockyard to prepare her for service with the British Pacific Fleet. (7)

16 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) is docked in No.9 Dock at the Devonport Dockyard. (9)

19 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) is undocked. (9)

23 Oct 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Plymouth. (9)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted D/G trials and gunnery exercises off Plymouth. (9)

26 Oct 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) departed Plymouth for Gibraltar. She is to proceed to the Far East. (9)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Gibraltar from Plymouth. She departed for Malta later the same day. (9)

31 Oct 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Malta from Gibraltar. (9)

2 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Malta. In the evening a night encounter exercise was carried out with HMS Brocklesby (Lt.Cdr. K.R.S. Leadlay, RN) and HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Hickey, RNR). (10)

3 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Malta on completion of which she set course for Alexandria. (10)

5 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Alexandria from Malta. (10)

9 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) departed Alexandria for Suez. (10)

10 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) passed the Suez Canal southbound and arrived at Suez. She departed for Aden later the same day. (10)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Aden. (10)

14 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) departed Aden for Colombo. (10)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Colombo from Aden. (10)

27 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted D/G trials off Colombo. Also a night encounter exercise was carried out with HMS Teviot (Cdr.(Retd.) T. Taylor, DSC, RN) on completion of which HMS Swiftsure set course for Trincomalee. (10)

29 Nov 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Trincomalee from Colombo. (10)

1 Dec 1944
During 1/2 December 1944 the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (Capt. C.E. Lambe, CB, CVO, RN), light cruisers HMS Nigeria (Capt. H.A. King, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.D. Read, CB, RN), HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN), HMS Newcastle (Capt. J.G. Roper, OBE, RN), HMNZS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. C.E.R. Sharp, RN) and HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. During the exercises HMS Illustrious had a close escort made up of the destroyers HMS Raider (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Cartwright, DSC, RN) and HMS Rapid (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, DSC and Bar, RN). (11)

5 Dec 1944
The light cruisers HMS Nigeria (Capt. H.A. King, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.D. Read, CB, RN), HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Paladin (Lt.Cdr. M.C. Morris, RN) and HMS Pathfinder (Lt.Cdr. T.F. Hallifax, RN) conducted underway refuelling exercises with the RFA tanker Echodale (8150 GRT, built 1941).

On completion of this exercise HMS Swiftsure fired two practice torpedoes at the destroyer HMS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. C.E.R. Sharp, RN). (12)

7 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) conducted a bombardment exercise off Trincomalee.

On completion of this exercises more exercises were carried out together with HMS Argonaut (Capt. E.W.L. Longley-Cook, CBE, RN) and HMS Black Prince (Capt. D.M. Lees, DSO, RN). These included night exercises. (13)

8 Dec 1944
The escort carrier HMS Atheling (A/Cdr. H.L. Oliver, RN) and the destroyer HMS Wager (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Watkin, RN) departed Cochin to proceed to the Colombo area to make rendezvous with the light cruiser HMNZS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN), escort carrier HMS Battler (A/Capt. H. Norman, RN) and the destroyer HMS Whelp (Cdr. G.A.F. Norfolk, RN) which had departed Colombo on the 9th.

Also on the 9th the light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN), escort carriers HMS Fencer (A/Capt. W.W.R. Bentinck, OBE, RN), HMS Striker (Capt. W.P. Carne, RN) and the destroyers HMS Kempenfelt (Capt. E.G. McGregor, DSO, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN) and HMS Wessex (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN) departed Trincomalee.

In the morning of 10 December 1944, these ships made rendezvous and course was set for Australia.

The destroyers parted company in the early evening of the 11th to return to Ceylon.

In the early evening of the 16th, the cruisers parted company with the carriers to proceed to Fremantle. (14)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) and HMNZS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN) arrived at Fremantle. (15)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) and HMNZS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN) departed Fremantle for Hobart. (15)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) and HMNZS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN) arrived at Hobart from Fremantle. (15)

27 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) departed Hobart for Sydney. (16)

28 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Sydney from Hobart. (16)

13 Jan 1945
The battleship HMS Howe (Capt. H.W.U. McCall, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Admiral B.A. Fraser, GCB, KBE, RN, C-in-C, British Pacific Fleet), light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (Rear-Admiral R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Quilliam (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. the Viscount Jocelyn, RN) and HMS Quadrant (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Hopkins, RN) departed Sydney for Manus. (17)

19 Jan 1945
The battleship HMS Howe (Capt. H.W.U. McCall, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Admiral B.A. Fraser, GCB, KBE, RN, C-in-C, British Pacific Fleet), light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (Rear-Admiral R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Quilliam (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. the Viscount Jocelyn, RN) and HMS Quadrant (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Hopkins, RN) arrived at Manus from Sydney. (17)

25 Jan 1945
HMS Swiftsure (Rear-Admiral R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) departed Manus for Ulithi. (18)

27 Jan 1945
HMS Swiftsure (Rear-Admiral R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Ulithi from Manus. (18)

30 Jan 1945
HMS Swiftsure (Rear-Admiral R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) departed Ulithi for Manus. (18)

1 Feb 1945
HMS Swiftsure (Rear-Admiral R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.J.P. Brind, CBE, CB, RN) arrived at Manus from Ulithi. (19)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/114098 + ADM 199/409
  2. ADM 53/114101 + ADM 53/115156
  3. Personal communication
  4. ADM 53/120599
  5. ADM 53/120600
  6. ADM 53/120601
  7. ADM 53/120602
  8. ADM 53/119604 + ADM 53/120602 + ADM 199/1426 + ADM 199/1427
  9. ADM 53/120603
  10. ADM 53/120604
  11. ADM 53/118758 + ADM 53/119586 + ADM 53/120605
  12. ADM 53/120171 + ADM 53/120605
  13. ADM 53/118880 + ADM 53/120605
  14. ADM 53/118758 + ADM 53/118910 + ADM 53/118957 + ADM 53/119430 + ADM 53/120566 + ADM 53/120605
  15. ADM 53/118758 + ADM 53/120605
  16. ADM 53/120605
  17. ADM 53/121500 + ADM 53/122345
  18. ADM 53/122345
  19. ADM 53/122346

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


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