James Claude Durie Esdaile OBE, RAN
|Born ||3 Oct 1899||Bendigo, Victoria, Australia|
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|31 Dec 1912|| ||Cadet|
|1 Jan 1917|| ||Mid.|
|1 Sep 1918|| ||S.Lt.|
|1 Feb 1920|| ||Lt.|
|1 Feb 1928|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1933|| ||Cdr.|
|1 Nov 1940|| ||A/Capt.|
Retired: 3 Oct 1959
Warship Commands listed for James Claude Durie Esdaile, RAN
|HMAS Adelaide (D 47)||A/Capt.||Light cruiser||4 Jun 1942||22 Jul 1944|
Transferred to the Emergency List on 3 October 1949.
Events related to this officer
28 Nov 1942 (position -23.30, 99.21)
The Australian light cruiser HMAS Adelaide (A/Capt. J.C.D. Esdaile, OBE, RAN) and the Dutch light cruiser HrMs Jacob van Heemskerck (Capt. E.J. van Holthe, RNN) intercept the German blockade runner Ramses (7983 GRT) in the Indian Ocean about 830 nautical miles west-south-west of North West Cape, Australia in position 23°30'S, 99°21'E. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.
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