Arthur Frederick St. George Orpen DSC, RN

Born  19 Mar 1903

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15 May 1923 A/S.Lt.
30 Jan 1924 S.Lt.
30 Oct 1925 Lt.
30 Oct 1933 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1952


21 Nov 1941 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Frederick St. George Orpen, RN

HMS Gannet (T 08)Cdr.River gunboat15 Feb 1938early 1940
HMS Wanderer (D 74)Cdr.Destroyer14 Nov 194010 Feb 1942
HMS Hesperus (H 57)Cdr.Destroyer15 Feb 1942Jul 1942

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Destroyer HMS Wanderer (D 74)

2 Jun 1941 (position 56.38, -10.24)
German U-boat U-147 torpedoed and sank the Belgian merchant ship Mokambo in position 56°38'N 10°24'W. In the follow-up attack by the convoy escort the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Wanderer (Cdr. A.F.St.G. Orpen, RN) and the corvette HMS Periwinkle (Lt.Cdr. P.G. MacIver, RN) depth charged the U-147 to destruction.

3 Jun 1941
The British tanker Inversuir is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-75 north of the Azores in position 48°30'N, 28°30'W. HMS Wanderer (Cdr. A.F.St.G. Orpen, RN) later picks up 9 survivors.

3 Aug 1941 (position 50.27, -19.50)
German U-boat U-205 was damaged in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°27'N, 19°50'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer (Cdr. A.F.St.G. Orpen, RN) and the Norwegian destroyer St. Albans (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill).

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