John Franklin William Hine DSC, RN

Born  1 Feb 1906
Died  1 Dec 1941(35)HMS Jaguar (F 34)


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Ranks

15 May 1926 A/S.Lt.
15 Dec 1926 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1929 Lt.
1 Feb 1937 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1942 DSC (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for John Franklin William Hine, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Jaguar (F 34)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer1 Aug 19391 Dec 1941 (+)

Career information

Killed in an accident. Hit by a shell from HMS Jervis when a hot gun barrel was being cleared.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Jaguar (F 34)


29 May 1940
During Operation Dynamo (the evacuation of Dunkirk) HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was bombed and damaged by German aircraft. Repairs were completed in mid-June.

25 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 25/26 September 1940, HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), patrolled off the Humber. (1)

10 Oct 1940

Operation Medium.


Bombardment of Cherbourg.

10 October 1940.

The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) departed Plymouth for a night bombardment of Cherbourg during the night of 10/11 October. She was being escorted by the destroyers HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) and HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN).

A cover force was also sailed from Plymouth on the same day. This force was to provide cover to the east of the bombardment force and was made up of the light cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN), HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), the British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN and the Polish destroyers Garland (Cdr. K. Namiesniowski, ORP) and Burza (Cdr. A. Doroszkowski, ORP).

The light cruiser HMS Cardiff (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Witch (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Barnes, RN) and HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) departed Portsmouth to provide cover for the operation to the west of the bombardment force.

A flotilla of MA/SB boats was sailed from Plymouth to provide anti E-boat protection. These were HMS MA/SB 40, HMS MA/SB 42, HMS MA/SB 43, HMS MA/SB 44, HMS MA/SB 45, HMS MA/SB 46 and HMS MA/SB 51.

During the bombardment HMS Revenge fired 120 rounds of 15” in eighteen minutes from range between 14000 and 16000 yards. Her escorting destroyers fired 801 rounds of 4.7” during the first four minutes of the bombardment and then formed a screen on the battleship.

Large fires were seen to erupt in the target area. Shore defences opened up as for being under air attack. The ships were fired on only after the bombardment had ceased. No ships were hit though despite the enemy fire being accurate.

The western cover group returned to Plymouth at 0800/11.

The bombardment force and the eastern cover group arrived at Portsmouth around the same time.

5 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Plymouth for patrol. She returned to Plymouth the next day.

Sources

  1. ADM 199/375

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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