John Wentworth Farquhar DSO, RN

Born  23 Apr 1897

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31 Jul 1914 Mid.
15 Jul 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1917 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1918 Lt.
15 Feb 1926 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1949


14 Nov 1944 DSO

Warship Commands listed for John Wentworth Farquhar, RN

HMS Diomede (D 92)Capt.Light cruiser30 Jan 194026 Feb 1940
HMS Despatch (D 30)Capt.Light cruiser26 Feb 194021 Jun 1940
HMS Diomede (D 92)Capt.Light cruiser21 Jun 194030 Oct 1940
HMS Diomede (D 92)Capt.Light cruiser13 Nov 194016 Jun 1941

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Light cruiser HMS Despatch (D 30)

1 Mar 1940
HMS Despatch (Capt. A. Poland, RN) intercepts the German merchant Troja (2390 GRT) off Aruba, Dutch West Indies. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.

Light cruiser HMS Diomede (D 92)

5 Dec 1940
HMS Diomede (Capt. J.W. Farquhar, RN) intercepts the German passenger / cargo ship Idarwald (5033 GRT) off Cape Corrientes, Cuba. Unfortunately before the German ship can be captured it is set on fire by her crew and finally sank on December 9th.

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