William York La Roche Beverley, RN

Born  14 Dec 1895

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15 May 1913 Mid.
15 May 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Dec 1915 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1917 Lt.
15 Jun 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.
8 Jan 1948 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1950 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 16 Dec 1954


26 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
31 Oct 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1947 CBE
9 Jun 1949 CB
5 Jun 1952 KBE

Warship Commands listed for William York La Roche Beverley, RN

HMS Resource (F 79)Capt.Repair Ship12 May 193921 Feb 1940
HMS Protector (T 98)Capt.Netlayer22 Feb 194013 Aug 1940
HMS Sussex (96)Capt.Heavy cruiser7 Jul 194229 Nov 1943
HMS Cumberland (57)Capt.Heavy cruiser23 Dec 194310 Jul 1944

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Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (96)

26 Feb 1943 (position 41.45, -20.58)
HMS Sussex (aided by code-breaking) intercepted the German supply ship Hohenfriedberg (7892 GRT) north-east of the Azores in position 41°45'N, 20°58'W. The ship scuttled when challenged and the same time Sussex was narrowly missed by a spread of torpedoed from U-264 which was accompanying the supply ship.

Transferred to the Eastern Fleet until the end of the war, covered the reoccupation of the Netherlands East Indies before returning home.

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