Robert Denys Franks DSO, DSC, OBE, RN
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|1 Jan 1933||S.Lt.|
|1 Feb 1934||Lt.|
|1 Feb 1942||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1946||Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1952||Capt.|
Warship Commands listed for Robert Denys Franks, RN
|HMS Scimitar (H 21)||Lt.||Destroyer||26 Feb 1940||20 Jun 1942|
|HMS Obdurate (G 39)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||13 Feb 1945||ca mid 46|
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8 Jul 1940
HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, OBE, RN) and HMS Vanquisher (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, RN) together pick up 43 survivors from the British merchant Humber Arm that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 60 nautical miles south of Fastnet in position 50°36'N, 09°24'W.
29 Jun 1941
German U-boat U-651 was sunk south of Iceland, in position 59?52'N, 18?36'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Malcolm )(Cdr. C.D. Howard-Johnston, DSC, RN), HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, RN), the corvettes HMS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt.Cdr. K.M. Nicholson, RNR) and the minesweeper HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Youngs, OBE, RNR).