Archibald Ferguson Harkness DSC, OBE, RD, RNR

Born  14 May 1911
Died   1961(49)


14 Jul 1934 S.Lt.
24 Mar 1936 Lt.
24 Mar 1944 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 1 Jul 1950


1 Jan 1941 DSC
8 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
24 Feb 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
9 Jun 1942 OBE
Dec 1943 RD

Warship Commands listed for Archibald Ferguson Harkness, RNR

HMS Skudd 3Lt.MS Whaler7 Nov 1940Feb 1941 (1)
HMS Wolborough (FY 223)Lt.ASW Trawler18 Mar 194118 Feb 1942 (1)
HMS Gloxinia (K 22)Lt.Corvette5 Apr 1942Oct 1943
HMS Tetcott (L 99)Lt.Escort destroyerOct 1943Mar 1944
HMS Urchin (ii) (R 99)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer28 Jun 194419 Sep 1945

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Corvette HMS Gloxinia (K 22)

26 Aug 1942
HMS Gloxinia (Lt. A.F. Harkness, OBE, DSC, RNR) picks up 89 men from the British merchant Empire Kumari that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-375 north-east of Port Said in position 31°58'N, 34°21'E.

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