Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey DSC, RN

Born  20 Feb 1904
Died  27 Nov 1984(80)

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15 May 1924 A/S.Lt.
25 Jan 1925 S.Lt.
15 Mar 1927 Lt.
15 Mar 1935 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1954


9 Jul 1940 DSC
16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Feb 1944 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, RN

HMS Vanquisher (D 54)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer11 Oct 193911 Aug 1940
HMAS Nestor (G 02)Cdr.Destroyer15 May 194120 May 1941
HMS Tyne (F 24)Cdr.Destroyer Depot Ship30 May 19421 Jun 1942
HMS Limbourne (L 57)Cdr.Escort destroyer1 Sep 194220 Oct 1943
HMS Formidable (67)Cdr.Aircraft CarrierJan 194429 Jan 1944
HMS Campania (D 48)Capt.Escort Carrier7 Mar 1945May 1945
HMS Trumpeter (D 09)Capt.Escort Carrier28 May 1945Oct 1945 ?

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Destroyer HMS Vanquisher (D 54)

8 Jul 1940
HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, OBE, RN) and HMS Vanquisher (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, RN) together pick up 43 survivors from the British merchant Humber Arm that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 60 miles south of Fastnet in position 50°36'N, 09°24'W.

Destroyer HMAS Nestor (G 02)

19 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Nestor (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN) is docked in the floating dock at Scapa Flow. (1)


  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Nestor for May 1941

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