Hugh Webb Faulkner DSO, RN

Born  13 Jun 1900Mount Bsichoff, Tasmania, Australia
Died  24 May 1969(68)Taunton, Somerset, England, U.K.


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Ranks

15 Jul 1916 Mid.
15 May 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1919 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1920 Lt.
15 Jun 1928 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1934 Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Capt.
8 Jul 1949 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 27 Jun 1952


Decorations

25 Nov 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
30 Jul 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
16 Mar 1943 DSO
21 Dec 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
25 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
4 Sep 1945 CBE
7 Jun 1951 CB

Warship Commands listed for Hugh Webb Faulkner, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Edinburgh (16)Capt.Light cruiser31 May 19412 May 1942

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Light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (16)


1 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfiord, Iceland. (1)

3 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) arrived at Hvalfiord, Iceland. (1)

4 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) departed Hvalfiord, Iceland to patrol in the Denmark Strait. She was to relieve HMS Hermione (Capt. G.N. Oliver, RN) which was currently on patrol in the Denmark Strait. (1)

12 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) arrived at Hvalfiord, Iceland from patrol. (1)

16 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) and HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN) departed Hvalfiord, Iceland to patrol in the Denmark Strait.

The next day they arrived in their patrol area but the Admiralty had decided to half the ships on the Denmark patrol so at 2200Z/17, HMS Edinburgh and HMS Inglefield parted company with HMS Edinburgh setting course to proceed to Scapa Flow. (1)

18 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from the Denmark Strait patrol. (2)

20 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN hoisted his flag on board HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN). Commodore C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN, then left the ship. (2)

23 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) conducted torpedo firing and A/S exercises at Scapa Flow.

The A/S exercises must have been with HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) as this was the only submarine at Scapa Flow at the time. [No log is available for the submarine for this period and the log of HMS Edinburgh does not give the name of the submarine.] (2)

24 Jun 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) conducted 4" HA gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

25 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock. (2)

26 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) arrived at Greenock. (2)

30 Jun 1941

Convoy WS 9B.

This convoy was formed off Oversay on 30 June 1941. It arrived at Freetown on 13 July 1941.

On assembly it was made up of the following (troop)transports; Arundel Castle (British, 19118 GRT, built 1921), Athlone Castle (British, 25564 GRT, built 1936), Ceramic (British, 18713 GRT, built 1913), Clan Forbes (British, 7529 GRT, built 1938), Elizabeth Bakke (Norwegian, 5450 GRT, built 1937), Mataroa (British, 12390 GRT, built 1922), Monarch of Bermuda (British, 22424 GRT, built 1931), Oronsay (British, 20043 GRT, built 1925), Pampas (British, 6345 GRT, built 1941), Pulaski (Polish, 6345 GRT, built 1912), Rangitata (British, 16737 GRT, built 1929) and Tamaroa (British, 12405 GRT, built 1922).

The transport Anselm (British, 5954 GRT, built 1935) had been unable to keep the required speed up during the passage from Liverpool to the rendezvous point and was ordered to proceed to the Clyde. She was not allowed to join the convoy.

On assembly the convoy was escorted by the light cruisers HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN), HMS Galatea (Capt. E.W.B. Sim, RN), AA cruiser HMS Cairo (A/Capt. I.R.H. Black, RN), armed merchant cruisers HMS Cathay (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.M. Merewether, RN), HMS Chitral (Capt.(Retd.) G. Hamilton, RN), HMS Moreton Bay (Capt.(Retd.) C.C. Bell, RN), armed boarding vessel HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr. E.J.R. Pollitt, RNR) and the destroyers HMS Vanquisher (Cdr. N.V. Dickinson, DSC, RN), HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, OBE, DSC, RN), HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rowland, RN), HMS Castleton (Cdr. (Retd.) F.H.E. Skyrme, RN), HMS Reading (Lt.Cdr. D.V. Clift, RN), HMCS St.Francis (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Pullen, RCN), HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. R.E. Courage, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), ORP Piorun (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski, ORP).

HMS Wolverine was detached with defects at 1324Z/31.

HMS Wells parted company with the convoy around 2200Z/1.

HMS Vanquisher, HMS Winchelsea, HMS Castleton and HMCS St. Francis parted company around 0400Z/2.

HMS Maori was detached at 1600Z/2.

HMS Cairo, ORP Piorun and ORP Garland parted company with the convoy around 1900Z/2 in position 49°20'N, 26°20'W.

HMS Reading was detached at 0400Z/3.

HMS Edinburgh parted company around 2315Z/3.

HMS Cathay parted company around 0630Z/4.

HMS Chitral and HMS Corinthian parted company around 0100Z/6.

Around 1115Z/10, in position 17.28'N, 20.50'W the destroyers HMS Wivern (Cdr. M.D.C. Meyrick, RN), HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN), HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) and corvette HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) joined.

The convoy arrived at Freetown on 13 July 1941.

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The convoy left Freetown in the same composition as in which it had arrived.

It was now escorted by the light cruiser HMS Galatea and the destroyers HMS Brilliant, HMS Boreas (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill Crichton, DSC, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) and HMS Velox (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN).

All destroyers parted company on the 18th, HMS Brilliant and HMS Velox at 1200/18 and HMS Boreas and HMS Vansittart at 1600/18.

At 0515/27, HMS Galatea parted company with the convoy and proceeded to Simonstown to fuel.

The transports Ceramic, Clan Forbes, Pampas, Elizabeth Bakke, Pulaski and Rangitata were detached to Capetown.

HMS Galatea departed Simonstown at 1530/27 and rejoined the remaining ships of the convoy at 0900/28.

The remaining ships and HMS Galatea arrived at Durban on 30 July 1941.

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The Clan Forbes, Elisabeth Bakke, Pampas and Pulaski departed Capetown on 30 July 1941 escorted by the armed merchant cruiser Queen of Bermuda (Capt. A.T.G.C. Peachey, RN).

On 3 August 1941 the Arundel Castle, Athlone Castle, Monarch of Bermuda and Oronsay departed Durban escorted by HMS Galatea. The Capetown and Durban section then merged and set course for Aden. Both escorts remained with the convoy until it was dispersed off Aden on 14 August 1941.

On 13 August the Athlone Castle and Elizabeth Bakke parted company forming convoy WS 9BX. They were escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Hector (Capt.(Retd.) F. Howard, DSC, RN) and arrived at Bombay on 16 August 1941. (3)

11 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) is docked in No.1 Dock at Gibraltar. (2)

16 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) is undocked. (2)

8 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) departed Gibraltar to join the escort of convoy WS 10.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' convoy WS 10 ' for 2 August 1941.]

[No logs are available for HMS Edinburgh for the months of August, September, October and November 1941 so some datails might be missing.] (4)

11 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) departed Simonstown for Freetown. (5)

17 Sep 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) arrived at Freetown to fuel. She departed for Gibraltar later the same day. (6)

21 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (4)

24 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) departed Gibraltar to join convoy WS 11X.

[See the event convoy ' WS 11X ' for 17 September 1941 for more info on this convoy. (7)

2 Oct 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN), HMS Cossack (Capt. E.L. Berthon, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN), ORP Piorun (Cdr. E.J.S. Plawski) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski, ORP) departed Gibraltar.

HMS Edinburgh, ORP Piorun and HMS Garland were to proceed to the U.K. escorting ships while en-route. On departure from Gibraltar they were escorting transports Leinster (British, 4302 GRT, built 1937) and City of Pretoria (British, 8049 GRT, built 1937). [No futher details available for the moment.]

HMS Cossack and HMS Zulu were detached (either on 3 or 4 October) while en-route to join HMS Argus to escort her to Gibraltar together with HMS Sikh. (8)

6 Oct 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN), ORP Piorun (Cdr. E.J.S. Plawski) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski, ORP) which were escorting the transports Leinster (British, 4302 GRT, built 1937) and City of Pretoria (British, 8049 GRT, built 1937) were joined in position 48°16'N, 25°11'W by the troop transports Duchess of Bedford (20123 GRT, built 1928) and Sobieski (Polish, 11030 GRT, built 1939) and their escort, the armed merchant cruiser HMS Cheshire (Capt.(Retd.) J.M. Begg, RN) which were coming from Freetown.

They were joined on 6 October by two destroyers [thought to be HMS Verity (Cdr. R.H. Mills, RN) and HMS Witch (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN)] and on 7 October by one destroyer [though to be HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Russell, RN)]

In the morning of 10 October the convoy split into three parts which sailed to Clyde; Sobieski, escorted by HMS Edinburgh, ORP Piorun and ORP Garland arriving on the 10th. To Liverpool; Duchess of Bedford and Leinster escorted by HMS Cheshire, HMS Verity and HMS Witch arriving on the 11th. To Swansea, City of Pretoria also arriving on the 11th. HMS Whitehall had apparently been detached to Londonderry, arriving on the 10th.

10 Oct 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN), ORP Piorun (Cdr. E.J.S. Plawski) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski, ORP) arrived at Greenock with the transport Sobieski (Polish, 11030 GRT, built 1939). (9)

16 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) departed Greenock for Scapa Flow. (9)

17 Oct 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

[As no log is available for this period some details for this period might be missing.] (9)

21 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (10)

22 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (10)

23 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the afternoon, HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN), conducted an RIX (rangefinding and inclination) exercises off Scapa Flow. (11)

30 Oct 1941
Around 1230A/30, HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) departed Scapa Flow for an RIX (rangefinding and inclination) exercise off Scapa Flow.

On completion of the exercise HMS Edinburgh returned to Scapa Flow around 1650A/30 while HMS Sheffield proceeded on operations [See the event ' Minelaying operation SN 83 ' for 30 October 1941 for more info.] (11)

1 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 2030A/1, HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN), departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfiord, Iceland. (12)

3 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1300A/3, HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN), arrived at Hvalfiord, Iceland. (12)

5 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1745N/5, HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN), HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) and HMS Suffolk (Capt. R.M. Ellis, DSO, RN) departed Hvalfiord to patrol in the Denmark Strait. They were however recalled before they arrived in their patrol areas and returned to Hvalfiord around 1015N/6. (13)

14 Nov 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) and HMS Suffolk (Capt. R.M. Ellis, DSO, RN) departed Hvalfiord to patrol in the Denmark Strait. (14)

18 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, RN) returned to Havalfiord from patrol having been recalled on the 17th. (9)

27 Nov 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, CB, RN) departed Hvalfiord to patrol in the Iceland - Faeroer gap. (9)

28 Nov 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, CB, RN) is ordered to proceed to Scapa Flow. (9)

29 Nov 1941
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, CB, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (9)

8 Dec 1941

Convoys PQ 6.

This convoy departed Reykjavik on 8 December 1941. Two ships arrived at Murmansk on 20 December 1941 the other five were to proceed to Archangelsk but got stuck in ice on 23 December 1941 and had to remain near Molotovsk throughout the winter.

The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Dekabrist (Russian, 7363 GRT, built 1903), El Oceano (Panamanian, 6767 GRT, built 1925), Elona (British (tanker), 6192 GRT, built 1936), Empire Mavis (British, 5704 GRT, built 1919), Explorer (British, 6235 GRT, built 1935), Mirlo (Norwegian (tanker), 7455 GRT, built 1922) and Mount Evans (Panamanian, 5598 GRT, built 1919).

On departure from Reykjavik the convoy was escorted by the auxiliary A/S trawlers HMS Cape Argona (T/Lt. R.G. Wallace, RNR) and HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. P.O. Elliott, RNR).

The light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, CB, RN) and destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) departed Seidisfiord around 1630A/10. They joined the convoy around 1300A/12 in approximate position 69°40'N, 10°50'W. The A/S trawlers then parted company.

On 16 December 1941 the minesweepers HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) and HMS Speedy (Lt. J.G. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Murmansk to make rendezvous with the convoy.

The next day these minesweepers encountered the German destroyers Z 23, Z 24, Z 25 and Z 27 which mistook them for German destroyers. In the gunfight HMS Speedy was damaged and had to return. HMS Leda (Lt.Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, RN) was then sent to take over her escort duties.

At 2315C/17, the British heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and the Russian destroyers Grozniy and Sokrushitelny departed the Kola Inlet to support the minesweepers but they did not encountered the German destroyers as they had already retired from the area. They returned to the Kola Inlet around 1300C/18.

The escorts and two of the convoys merchant vessels arrived at Murmansk on 20 December 1941. Five of the merchant vessels continued on with an icebreaker towards Archangelsk but got stuck in the ice during the remainder of the winter.

8 Dec 1941
Around 1830A/8, the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, CB, RN) and destroyers the destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfiord, Iceland where they arrived around 1115A/10.

After fuelling they departed around 1600A/10 to join convoy PQ 6.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy PQ 6 ' for 8 December 1941.] (15)

25 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral E.N. Syfret, CB, RN, struck his flag in HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN). (16)

29 Dec 1941

Convoy QP 4.

This convoy departed Archangel, Russia on 29 December 1941. The convoy was dispersed on 9 January 1942.

The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Briarwood (British, 4019 GRT, built 1930), Cape Corso (British, 3807 GRT, built 1929), Cape Race (British, 3807 GRT, built 1930), Cocle (Panamanian, 5630 GRT, built 1920), Dan-Y-Bryn (British, 5117 GRT, built 1940), El Capitan (Panamanian, 5255 GRT, built 1917), Eulima (British (tanker), 6207 GRT, built 1937), Mirlo (Norwegian (tanker), 7455 GRT, built 1922), San Ambrosio (British (tanker), 7410 GRT, built 1935), Sukhona (Russian, 3124 GRT, built 1918), Trehata (British, 4817 GRT, built 1928), Trekieve (British, 1919 GRT, built 1919) and Wanstead (British, 5486 GRT, built 1928).

The convoy was delayed by the heavy ice conditions and two of the merchant ships, the Eulima and San Ambrosio had to return to Archangelsk.

The convoy was escorted by them minesweepers HMS Bramble (Capt. J.H.F. Crombie, RN), HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. J.B.G. Temple, DSC, RN), HMS Leda (Lt.Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, RN), HMS Seagull (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Pollock, RN), HMS Speedy (Lt. J.G. Brookes, DSC, RN), the auxiliary A/S trawler HMS Stella Capella (Lt. W.L. Sadgrove, RANVR) and the M/S trawler HMS Bute (T/Lt. A.F.W. Boumphrey, RNVR).

The convoy eventually got out of the heavy ice and were joined on 5 January 1942 by the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) and the destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) coming from Murmansk. HMS Bramble and HMS Hebe then parted company to proceed to Murmansk.

The convoy was dispersed on 9 January 1942.

5 Jan 1942
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) and destroyers the destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) departed Murmansk to join the escort of convoy QP 4.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy QP 4 'for 29 December 1941.'] (17)

11 Jan 1942
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) and destroyers the destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow after convoy escort duty. (17)

13 Jan 1942
Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN, hoisted his flag on board HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN). (16)

14 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN, transferred his flag from HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) to HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN). (16)

15 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) proceeded from Scapa Flow from the Tyne where she is to refit. (16)

4 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN), proceeded from the Tyne to Rosyth. (18)

5 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Scapa Flow. (18)

8 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) departed Scapa Flow to patrol between Iceland and the Faeroer Islands. (16)

14 Mar 1942
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) returned to Scapa Flow from patrol. (16)

15 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN, hoisted his flag in HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN). (16)

20 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (19)

1 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN), HMS Gambia (Capt. M.J. Mansergh, CBE, RN) and HMS Frobisher (Capt. J.F.W. Mudford, RN) departed Scapa Flow to make rendezvous with the US Task Force 39 made up of the heavy cruisers USS Wichita (Capt. H.W. Hill, USN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral R.C. Griffen, USN), USS Tuscaloosa (Capt. L.P. Johnson, USN) and the destroyers USS Lang (Lt.Cdr. E.A. Seay, USN), USS Sterett (T/Cdr. J.G. Coward, USN), USS Wilson (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Sturges, USN), USS Wainwright (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Gibbs, USN), USS Madison (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Ammon, USN) and USS Plunkett (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Standley, Jr., USN).

They made rendezvous on 3 April 1942 after which HMS Gambia and HMS Frobisher parted company to proceed to the Clyde.

HMS Edinburgh, USS Wichita, USS Tuscaloosa, Lang, Sterett, Wilson, Wainwright, Madison and Plunkett arrived at Scapa Flow on 4 April 1942. (16)

6 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Foresight (Cdr. J.S.C. Salter, OBE, RN) and HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Huddart, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfiord, Iceland where they arrived on 9 April 1942. (16)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/114203 + ADM 199/396
  2. ADM 53/114203
  3. ADM 199/1138
  4. ADM 199/2553 + ADM 199/1810
  5. ADM 199/2553
  6. ADM 199/2553 + ADM 199/395
  7. ADM 199/1810
  8. ADM 199/661
  9. ADM 199/396
  10. ADM 53/114893
  11. ADM 53/105059
  12. ADM 53/105060
  13. ADM 53/115060 + ADM 53/115105 + ADM 199/396
  14. ADM 53/115105 + ADM 199/396 + ADM 199/409
  15. ADM 53/114205
  16. ADM 199/427
  17. ADM 199/427 + ADM 199/429 + ADM 199/2553
  18. ADM 199/427 + ADM 199/2553
  19. ADM 53/116735

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