John Campbell Annesley DSO, RN

Born  2 Aug 1895Kensington, London
Died  26 Apr 1964(68)


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Ranks

15 Jan 1913 Mid.
15 Jan 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1915 S.Lt.
15 Mar 1917 Lt.
15 Mar 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1948


Decorations

23 Jul 1918 DSO
26 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Campbell Annesley, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Egret (L 75 / U 75)Capt.Sloop2 Jun 193919 Jan 1940
HMS Enterprise (D 52)Capt.Light cruiser2 Mar 194015 Jul 1942
HMS Victorious (38)Capt.Aircraft Carrier15 Aug 1945

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Enterprise (D 52)


19 Apr 1940
HMS Enterprise (Capt. J.C. Annesley, DSO, RN) was fired upon by U 65 but the torpedoes missed.

1 Jun 1940
In June 1940 she was reassigned to Force "H", operating out of Gibraltar.

9 Jul 1940

This photograph show HMS Valiant (nearest to the camera) and HMS Resolution and is most likely taken during an Italian air attack (by SM 79 bombers) against Force H on 9 July 1940. The photograph is taken from HMS Enterprise.

Photograph with thanks to John Hancocks whose father Lt.(E) J.P. Hancocks served at HMS Enterprise during that time.

1 Dec 1940
By the end of 1940 was operating in the South Atlantic, unsuccessfully hunting for Thor, then transferred to the Indian Ocean when Admiral Scheer appeared there but, again, she had no success.
In 1942 she was in the East Indies & Australian waters, operating with sister ship Emerald in the Eastern Fleet.
From the end of 1942 to 10/43 was under refit in the UK, being then allocated to the Home Fleet, mainly for the purpose of hunting down blockade runners in Biscay.


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