John Sherbrook Morris Richardson DSO, RN
|Born||13 May 1907|
Retired: 7 Jul 1958
Warship Commands listed for John Sherbrook Morris Richardson, RN
|HMS Bulldog (H 91)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||14 Mar 1939||30 Apr 1940|
|HMS Kimberley (F 50)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||1 May 1940||early 1942|
|HMS Venus (R 50)||Cdr.||Destroyer||8 Dec 1943||16 Oct 1944|
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Destroyer HMS Bulldog (H 91)
1 Sep 1939
On the outbreak of the Second World War HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, RN) was serving in the Mediterranean as aircraft guard ship for the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious (Capt. G. D'Oyly-Hughes DSO, DSC, RN).
21 Feb 1940
HMS Bulldog received orders to return to Dover to join the 19th DF.
Destroyer HMS Kimberley (F 50)
20 Oct 1940
The Italian destroyer Francesco Nullo was beached after a surface action with HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, RN) in the Red Sea. Kimberley was damaged by an Italian shore battery and had to be towed to Port Sudan. The damaged Italian destroyer was sunk the next day be the RAF.
12 Jan 1942
At 01.57 hours on 12 January 1942 German U-boat U-77 sighted two destroyers off Tobruk and fired at 02.38 hours a spread of four torpedoes of which one hit the stern of HMS Kimberley (Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, DSO, RN). The explosion blew her stern off and immediately stopped the vessel, which was missed by a coup de gr?ce at 02.45 hours. The destroyer was towed to Alexandria by the British escort destroyer HMS Heythrop (Lt.Cdr R.S. Stafford, RN) and after temporary repairs towed in February 1942 to Bombay, India, where she was repaired and returned to service in January 1944.
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