Arthur Frederick St. George Orpen DSC, RN
|Born||19 Mar 1903|
Retired: 8 Jan 1952
Warship Commands listed for Arthur Frederick St. George Orpen, RN
|HMS Gannet (T 08)||Cdr.||River gunboat||15 Feb 1938||early 1940|
|HMS Wanderer (D 74)||Cdr.||Destroyer||14 Nov 1940||10 Feb 1942|
|HMS Hesperus (H 57)||Cdr.||Destroyer||15 Feb 1942||Jul 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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