John Errol Manners DSC, RN

Born  Sep 1913

Ranks

16 Jul 1937 Lt.
1 May 1945 A/Lt.Cdr.
16 Jul 1945 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 12 Apr 1958


Decorations

6 Jul 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Errol Manners, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Eskimo (F 75)Destroyer
HMS Viceroy (L 21)Lt.DestroyerDec 1943mid 1945

Career information

Lt. Cdr. J.E. Manners had a distinguished cricketing career playing for Hampshire, Navy and the Combined Services Since leaving the Navy he has written a number of books on Country crafts of the British Isles. He is currently the longest serving member of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club). His Naval memoirs have been published as a Royal Navy History Release. ISBN-978-0-557.

At the time of this update (Nov 2012) he is still alive.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Viceroy (L 21)


16 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1274 was sunk in the North Sea north of Newcastle, in position 55°36'N, 01°24'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viceroy (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Manners, RN).

This letter was written by Winston Churchill to the First Sea Lord.


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