Charles Woollven Greening DSC, RN

Born  13 Jul 1903

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15 Sep 1923 A/S.Lt.
30 May 1924 S.Lt.
30 May 1926 Lt.
30 May 1934 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1940 Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1955


8 Jun 1944 DSC
26 Jun 1944 Bar to DSC
10 Nov 1953 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Charles Woollven Greening, RN

HMS Hereward (H 93)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer22 Jul 193828 Feb 1941
HMS Tyrian (R 67)Cdr.Destroyer15 Feb 194314 Mar 1944
HMS Tyrian (R 67)Cdr.Destroyer20 Mar 19441 Apr 1944

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Destroyer HMS Hereward (H 93)

7 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN) arrived at Freetown with the captured German merchant vessel Uhenfels (7603 GRT, built 1931). (1)

22 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN) is undocked. (2)

13 May 1940
HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN) evacuated Holland?s Queen Wilhelmina to Britain after the Netherlands had been invaded by Germany on 10 May.

18 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN) and HMS Imperial (Lt.Cdr. C.A.deW. Kitcat, RN) shifted from Alexandria to Port Said for upcoming convoy duties. (3)

14 Dec 1940
The Italian submarine Naiade was sunk near Bardia by the British destroyers HMS Hyperion (Cdr. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN) and HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN).


  1. ADM 199/380
  2. ADM 53/112425
  3. ADM 199/386

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