Stanley Herbert King Spurgeon DSO, RAN

Born  15 May 1902Gosport, England, U.K.

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13 Dec 1915 Cadet
1 Jan 1920 Mid.
1 May 1922 A/S.Lt.
1 Nov 1922 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1924 Lt.
1 Feb 1932 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Cdr.
28 Oct 1956 Capt. (Emergency)

Retired: 15 May 1962


22 Oct 1939 DSO (1)
10 Jun 1954 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Stanley Herbert King Spurgeon, RAN

HMS Echo (H 23)Cdr.Destroyer3 Apr 193911 Feb 1941
HMAS Stuart (D 00)Cdr.Destroyer5 Jan 194221 Jan 1943

Career information

Transferred to the Emergency List on 15 May 1952

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Echo (H 23)

19 Nov 1939
The British merchant Pensilva that was torpedoed and sunk northwest of Cape Ortegal in position 46°51'N, 11°36'W by German U-boat U-49. HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, RAN) later picks up the survivors.


  1. DSO awarded on 22 December 1939

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