William Eric Banks DSC, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 15 Jan 1952
Warship Commands listed for William Eric Banks, RN
|HMS Clyde (N 12)||Cdr.||Submarine||21 Feb 1938||3 Feb 1940|
|HMS Leamington (G 19)||Cdr.||Destroyer||23 Oct 1940||Feb 1941|
|HMS Douglas (D 90)||Cdr.||Destroyer||Feb 1941||20 Apr 1942|
|HMS Firedrake (H 79)||Cdr.||Destroyer||4 May 1942||1 Sep 1942|
|HMS Bonaventure (F 139)||Cdr.||Submarine Depot Ship||8 Nov 1942||16 Apr 1943|
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Destroyer HMS Douglas (D 90)
28 Apr 1941
German U-boat U-65 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Iceland in position 59°51'N, 15°30'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, RN).
HMS Douglas also picks up 18 men from the British tanker Capulet that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-552 south of Iceland in position 60°16'N, 16°10'W. HMS Douglas then tried to sink the tanker with gunfire but failed to do so. The abandoned wreck was finally sunk on 2 May 1941 by German U-boat U-201 south of Iceland in position 60°00'N, 16°00'W.