Newton James Wallop William-Powlett DSC, RN

Born  26 Jun 1896Christchurch, England, U.K.
Died  10 Nov 1963(67)


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Ranks

15 Jan 1914 Mid.
15 Jan 1916 A/S.Lt.
30 Aug 1916 S.Lt.
30 Mar 1917 Lt.
30 Mar 1925 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1948


Decorations

31 May 1916 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Newton James Wallop William-Powlett, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Calypso (D 61)Capt.Light cruiser31 Jul 193913 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (D 45)Capt.Light cruiser23 Nov 19421 Aug 1943
HMNZS Gambia (48)Capt.Light cruiser24 Aug 194315 Mar 1945

Career information

Survived the loss of HMS Tipperary on 31/5/16.
Commanded HMS Sussex from 1/47.

Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Calypso (D 61)


5 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having arrived at Scapa Flow from patrol earlier in the day HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Scapa Flow to Kirkwall. (1)

6 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kirkwall for the Northern Patrol. She was to patrol north of the Hebrides. (1)

10 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from the Northern Patrol. (1)

12 Sep 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Northern Patrol. She was to patrol south of the Faeroer Islands. (1)

19 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from the Northern Patrol. (1)

21 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. The practice torpedoes were lost during the exercises, they could not be found despite a thorough search. (1)

22 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol between Iceland and the Faeroer Islands. (1)

24 Sep 1939 (position 62.00, -15.34)
In the mid afternoon, HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN), intercepted the German merchant Minden (4165 GRT, built 1921) south of Iceland in position 62°00'N, 15°34'W. However before the ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew. The German crew is picked up by HMS Dunedin (Capt. C.E. Lambe, CVO, RN) which had also arrived at the scene.

28 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) returned to Scapa Flow from the Northern Patrol. (1)

4 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol between Iceland and the Faeroer Islands. (2)

11 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) returned to Scapa Flow from the Northern Patrol. (2)

13 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol south of the Faeroer Islands. (2)

19 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Sullom Voe from the Northern Patrol. (2)

21 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol between Iceland and the Faeroer Islands. (2)

28 Oct 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) returned to Sullom Voe from the Northern Patrol. (2)

31 Oct 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol south-west of the Faeroer Islands. (2)

6 Nov 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) returned to Sullom Voe from the Northern Patrol. (3)

12 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol south of the Faeroer Islands. (3)

16 Nov 1939
Late in the morning, HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN), intercepted to the Norwegian merchant vessel Siremalm (2468 GRT, built 1906). She is taken to the Orkneys for inspection. (3)

17 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Loch Ewe from the Northern Patrol. (3)

20 Nov 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol. She is ordered to patrol between Iceland and the Faeroer Islands. (3)

22 Nov 1939 (position 63.00, -12.00)
The German merchant vessel Konsul Hendrik Fisser (4458 GRT, built 1928) is captured between Iceland and the Faeroer Islands in approximate position 63°00'N, 12°00'W by HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN). The vessel could not be boarded due to the weather conditions but her crew did not scuttle the ship, probably also due to the weather conditions. She was eventually boarded the next day by which time also three trawlers from the Northern Patrol had arrived. The ship was then taken to Leith by a prize crew.

28 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Sullom Voe from the Northern Patrol. (3)

29 Nov 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Sullom Voe for patrol in the Norwegian Sea to search for German surface warships. (3)

1 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is ordered to leave patrol and proceed to Newcastle-on-Tyne for a short refit. (4)

2 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Newcastle-on-Tyne. (4)

4 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around noon, HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) completed de-ammunitioning at Newcastle-on-Tyne. She then commenced a short refit. (4)

6 Dec 1939
HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is docked at the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company at Newcastle-on-Tyne. (5)


Light cruiser HMS Dauntless (D 45)


25 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. (6)

27 Nov 1942
The transport Sontay (British, 8917 GRT, built 1921) departed Kilindini for Aden. She was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyer RHS Kanaris.

At 0845C/3, RHS Panther joined. HMS Dauntless then parted company to proceed to Aden where she arrived in the afternoon of the 4th.

Sontay, RHS Kanaris and RHS Panther arrived at Aden on 5 December. (7)

5 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Aden to return to Kilindini. (8)

10 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini. (8)

11 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Durban. (8)

16 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban. She departed for Simonstown later the same day. (8)

18 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Simonstown where she is taken in hand for refit. (8)

22 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is docked at Simonstown. (8)

27 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is undocked. (8)

2 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted DG trials in False Bay. (9)

3 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Simonstown. (9)

7 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises off Simonstown. (9)

9 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Simonstown upon completion of which course was set for Durban. (9)

11 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban. (9)

14 Feb 1943

Convoy CM 39.

This convoy departed Durban on 14 February 1943 and arrived at Bombay on 3 March 1943.

The convoy was made up of the following transports / troopships; Felix Rousell (French, 17083 GRT, built 1930) and Yoma (British, 8131 GRT, built 1928).

The convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN), escort destroyer HMS Catterick (Lt. A. Tyson, RN) and corvette HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR).

HMS Catterick and HMS Jasmine parted company with the convoy at 2359C/16 after which they returned to Durban.

Around 0900C/21, the transport Eastern Prince (British, 10926 GRT, built 1929) and the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranpura (Capt.(Retd.) H.T.M. Pawsey, RN) joined the convoy after which HMS Dauntless parted company and proceeded to Kilindini where she arrived around 1200C/22.

The convoy arrived at Bombay on 3 March 1943. (10)

25 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 25/26 February 1943, HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. These included night exercises. (9)

26 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Aden. (9)

4 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (11)

5 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Bombay. (11)

9 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bombay. (11)

11 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (11)

15 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bahrein. (11)

17 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bahrein for Abadan. (11)

18 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Abadan. (11)

19 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded to Basra. (11)

22 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Basra for Bandar Abbas. (11)

24 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bandar Abbas. (11)

31 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Bandar Abbas to Khor Kuwai. (11)

2 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Khor Kuwai to Bandar Abbas. (12)

4 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Bandar Abbas to Khassab Bay. (12)

5 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) landed a medical party at Bakhah to treat people due to an outbreak off smallpox. (12)

8 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded to Sharjah. (12)

10 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded to Khor Kuwai. (12)

11 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bahrein. (12)

18 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bahrein for Khorramshahr. (12)

19 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Khorramshahr. (12)

21 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Khorramshahr for Khor Kuwai. (12)

23 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Khor Kuwai. (12)

25 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Khor Kuwai to Bandar Abbas. (12)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bandar Abbas for Bahrein. (12)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bahrein. (12)

29 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bahrein for Khor Kuwai. (12)

30 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Khor Kuwai. (12)

1 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Khor Kuwai for Aden. (12)

4 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (12)

5 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Kilindini. (12)

10 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini. (12)

13 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Durban.

HMS Dauntless is to proceed to the UK. (13)

19 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban. (12)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Durban for Simonstown. (12)

22 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Simonstown. (12)

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Simonstown for Pointe Noire. (12)

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) made a short stop at Pointe Noire before departing for Takoradi. (14)

5 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Takoradi. (14)

6 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Takoradi for Freetown. (14)

8 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Freetown. (14)

9 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Freetown for Dakar. (14)

10 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dakar. (14)

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Dakar for Casablanca. (14)

14 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Casablanca. (14)

15 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Casablanca for the Clyde. (14)

20 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. Her destination had been changed while en-route. (14)

21 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Sheerness. (14)

22 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Sheerness. (14)

23 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Sheerness to the Chatham Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit and conversion to a training ship. (14)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/107937
  2. ADM 53/107938
  3. ADM 53/107939
  4. ADM 53/107940 + ADM 199/390
  5. ADM 53/107940
  6. ADM 53/115735
  7. ADM 53/115735 + ADM 199/426
  8. ADM 53/115736
  9. ADM 53/117312
  10. ADM 53/117312 + ADM 199/643
  11. ADM 53/117313
  12. ADM 53/117314
  13. ADM 53/117314 + ADM 199/643
  14. ADM 53/117315

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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