John Creswell, RN

Born  1 Mar 1895

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15 Sep 1912 Mid.
15 Sep 1914 A/S.Lt
15 Mar 1915 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1916 Lt.
15 Apr 1924 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1929 Cdr.
7 Oct 1940 A/Capt.
??? Capt. (retired)


Warship Commands listed for John Creswell, RN

HMS Worcestershire (F 29)A/Capt.Armed Merchant Cruiser7 Oct 1940mid 1941
HMS Southern Prince (M 47)A/Capt.Minelayer19 May 194115 Jul 1942

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Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Worcestershire (F 29)

9 Mar 1941

Convoy BHX 114.

This convoy departed Bermuda on 9 March 1941 and joined convoy HX 114, which came from Halifax, on 14 March 1941.

On departure from Bermuda the convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Adellen (British (tanker), 7984 GRT, built 1930), Carelia (British (tanker), 8062 GRT, built 1938), Comanchee (British (tanker), 6837 GRT, built 1936), Dephnella (British (tanker), 8078 GRT, built 1938), Hidlefjord (British (tanker), 7639 GRT, built 1928), Inverlee (British (tanker), 9158 GRT, built 1938), Kaia Knudsen (Norwegian (tanker), 9063 GRT, built 1931), Lincoln Ellsworth (British (tanker), 5580 GRT, built 1927), Otina (British (tanker), 6217 GRT, built 1938), President de Vogue (Norwegian (tanker), 9320 GRT, built 1935), San Conrado (British (tanker), 7982 GRT, built 1936), Thalatta (Norwegian, 5671 GRT, built 1922), Thorshavet (Norwegian (tanker), 11015 GRT, built 1938) and Velox (Norwegian, 3831 GRT, built 1922 ).

On departure from Bermuda the convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Worcestershire (A/Capt. J. Creswell, RN).

3 Apr 1941 (position 58.19, -27.25)
HMS Worcestershire (Capt. J. Cresswell, RN) was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-74 south-west of Iceland in position 58°19'N, 27°25'W while escorting convoy SC-26. Worcestershire was under repair until mid-July 1941.

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