Francis Cyril Flynn, RN

Born  13 Aug 1894Southsea
Died  Jun 1975(80)Petersfield

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15 May 1907 Cadet
15 Jan 1912 Mid.
15 May 1914 A/S.Lt.
15 Feb 1915 S.Lt.
15 Mar 1916 Lt.
15 Mar 1924 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1929 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1947


Warship Commands listed for Francis Cyril Flynn, RN

HMS Tarantula (T 62)Capt.River gunboat8 Jun 193826 Mar 1940
HMS Durban (D 99)Capt.Light cruiser27 Nov 193915 Dec 1939
HMS Emerald (D 66)Capt.Light cruiser18 Jun 194025 Aug 1942

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Light cruiser HMS Durban (D 99)

28 Nov 1939
With her refit completed, HMS Durban (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), conducted exercises at Hong Kong. (1)

29 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Durban (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN) departed Hong Kong for a patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas. (2)

9 Dec 1939
HMS Durban (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN) arrived at Hong Kong from patrol and also having escorted the transport Taksang (British, 3471 GRT, built 1935) carring troops coming from Qinhuangdao to Hong Kong on the way back. (2)


  1. ADM 53/108431
  2. ADM 53/108432

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