Stuart Henry Paton, RN

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15 Jul 1916 Mid.
15 May 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1919 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1920 Lt.
15 Feb 1928 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Cdr.
31 Dec 1940 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1950


10 Nov 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Dec 1945 CBE
8 Jul 1965 KCVO

Warship Commands listed for Stuart Henry Paton, RN

HMS Curacoa (D 41)Capt.Light cruiser20 Feb 194213 Jun 1942
HMS Nigeria (60)Capt.Light cruiser28 Jun 19421 May 1944

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Light cruiser HMS Nigeria (60)

12 Aug 1942 (position 37.26, 10.22)
During Operation Pedestal, escorting a convoy bound for Malta, HMS Nigeria was torpedoed (one hit) by the Italian submarine Axum, in position 37°26'N, 10°22'E. She made back to Gibraltar escorted by three destroyers. She was sent from there to the United States for repairs, which took nine months to complete. (1)

12 Mar 1943
HMS Nigeria picks up 30 survivors from the American merchant James B. Stephens that was torpedoed and sunk on 8 March 1943 by German U-boat U-160 about 150 nautical miles north-east of Durban, South-Africa in position 28°53'S, 33°18'E.


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