John Travis Beaufoy Birch DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||14 Jul 1910|
Retired: 2 Aug 1954
Warship Commands listed for John Travis Beaufoy Birch, RN
|HMS Hurworth (L 28)||Lt.||Escort destroyer||18 Aug 1941||24 Mar 1943|
|HMS Kelvin (F 37)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||24 Mar 1943||mid 1943|
|HMS Urchin (R 99)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||9 Aug 1943||28 Jun 1944|
|HMS St. Kitts (R 18)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||31 Jul 1945|
John Travis Beaufoy Birch was born on 14 July 1910 to John Kenneth Beaufoy Birch and Janet Elizabeth Clay
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Escort destroyer HMS Hurworth (L 28)
29 May 1942
German U-boat U-568 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Tobruk, in position 32?42'N, 24?53'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN).
30 Oct 1942
German U-boat U-559 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Port Said, in position 32°30'N, 33°00'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, DSC, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, DSO, OBE, RN), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN) and a British Short Sunderland aircraft from RAF 47 Sqn.