Robert Hearfield Stephenson DSO, RN
|Born || 1906|
|Died ||9 Nov 1942||(36)||HMS Cromer|
|30 May 1927||S.Lt.|
|16 May 1929||Lt.|
|16 May 1937||Lt.Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1941||Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for Robert Hearfield Stephenson, RN
|HMS Cromer (J 128)||Cdr.||Minesweeper||24 Oct 1941||9 Nov 1942 (+)|
He was known as Robin to his family.
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9 Nov 1942
HMS Cromer (Cdr R.H. Stephenson, DSC, RN) sailed from Alexandria with 2 other units of the 14 Minesweeping Flotilla HMS Cromarty (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Palmer, DSC, RNZNVR) and HMS Boston (Lt. D.H.G. Coughlan, RNR) to clear the route for a coastal convoy heading for Bardia.
At position 31°27'N, 27°16'E, 46 nautical miles west of Marsa Matruh, Cromer detonated a magnetic mine from Italian barrage "MM", laid in the area on 7 August 1942 by the destroyers Antonio Pigafetta (Capt. Enrico Mirti della Valle) and Giovanni da Verazzano (Cdr. Carlo Rossi).