Rodney Rhoades DSC, RAN
|Born||8 Apr 1909||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
Retired: 8 Apr 1964
Warship Commands listed for Rodney Rhoades, RAN
|HMAS Vendetta (D 69)||Lt.||Destroyer||30 Mar 1940||31 Aug 1941|
|HMAS Quickmatch (G 92)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||13 May 1942||11 Mar 1944|
Career informationTransferred to the Emergency List on 22 June 1963.
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMAS Quickmatch (G 92)
1 Dec 1942 (position 44.00, -20.00)
The Italian blockade breaker Cortellazzo had departed Bordeaux bound for Japan on 29 November 1942. The next day the ship was spotted by a Sunderland flying boat. The British submarines HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriott, RN), HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), and HMS Sealion (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN), were ordered to intercept but failed to do so.
The British destroyer HMS Redoubt (Lt.Cdr. N.E.G. Ropner, DSO, RN) and the Australian destroyer HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, DSC, RAN) were detached from convoy KMF-4 to intercept the Italian ship. They did so on 1 December and after the Italians had abandoned ship she was sunk by torpedo by HMS Redoubt about 470 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre, Spain in position 44°00'N, 20°00'W.
6 Jul 1943
The Canadian merchant Jasper Park is torpedoed and sunk south-south-west of Cap Sainte Marie, Madagascar in position 32°52'S, 42°15'E by German U-boat U-177. Later the Australian destroyers HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN) and HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, DSC, RAN) together pick up 51 survivors.
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