Philip Frederick Powlett DSO, DSC, RN

Born  13 Nov 1906

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1 Jan 1927 A/S.Lt.
16 Sep 1927 S.Lt.
16 Jun 1929 Lt.
16 Jun 1937 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Cdr.
30 Jun 1949 Capt.


11 Oct 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
29 Jul 1941 DSC
24 Mar 1942 DSO
1 Sep 1942 Bar to DSO
31 Dec 1960 CB

Warship Commands listed for Philip Frederick Powlett, RN

HMS Shearwater (L 39 / K 39)Lt.Cdr.Patrol vessel5 Sep 193920 Jan 1941
HMS Blankney (L 30)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer27 Feb 194111 Mar 1943
HMS Cassandra (R 62)Cdr.Destroyer12 Jun 1944early 1945
HMS Dauntless (D 45)Cdr.Light cruiser31 Mar 1945

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Destroyer HMS Cassandra (R 62)

11 Dec 1944
British destroyer HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) was hit by a Gnat torpedo fired by German U-boat U-365. The entire bow ahead of the forward magazine, including 'A' gun turret were blown off and the structure abaft this to the forward bulkhead of the fuel tanks was wrecked. Cassandra was taken in tow (stern first) by the British frigate HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR). Later the tow was passed over to a Soviet tug which towed her to the Kola Inlet. 62 men lost their lives in this attack.

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