Harold Bruce Farncomb DSO, RAN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 6 Apr 1951
Warship Commands listed for Harold Bruce Farncomb, RAN
|HMAS Perth (D 29)||Capt.||Light cruiser||29 Jun 1939||6 Jun 1940|
|HMAS Canberra (D 33)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||6 Jun 1940||24 Dec 1941|
|HMAS Australia (D 84)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||24 Dec 1941||8 Mar 1944|
|HMS Attacker (D 02)||Capt.||Escort Carrier||12 May 1944||13 Nov 1944|
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Heavy cruiser HMAS Canberra (D 33)
4 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy US 9.
This convoy departed Sydney on 4 February 1941 and arrived at Bombay on 22 February 1941.
The convoy was made up of the troopships; Aquitania (British, 44786 GRT, built 1914), Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch, 36287 GRT, built 1938) and Queen Mary (British, 81235 GRT, built 1936).
On departure from Sydney the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN).
Off Melbourne the convoy was joined by the troopship Mauretania (British, 35739 GRT, built 1939).
The convoy arrived at Fremantle on 10 February 1941 and departed again on 12 February 1941 but now escorted by the heavy cruiser HMAS Canberra (Capt. H.B. Farncomb, RAN).
In the afternoon of the 16th the convoy made rendezvous with the light cruiser HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) which took the Queen Mary with her to Singapore where they arrived on the 18th.
On the 20th, HMAS Canberra was relieved by the light cruiser HMNZS Leander (Capt. R.H. Bevan, RN).
The convoy arrived at Bombay on 22 February 1941.
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