George William Houchen OBE, RD, RNR

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28 Feb 1931 S.Lt.
6 Feb 1932 Lt.
6 Feb 1940 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1947 Cdr.
31 Dec 1955 Capt.

Retired: 31 Oct 1961


11 Jul 1940 OBE
3 Mar 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
Aug 1942 RD

Warship Commands listed for George William Houchen, RNR

HMS Northern Foam (4.76)Lt.ASW Trawler5 Sep 1939Oct 1940
HMS Carnation (K 00)Lt.Cdr.Corvette18 Dec 194018 Jul 1942
HMS Kale (K 241)Lt.Cdr.Frigate27 Aug 19422 Jan 1946

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Frigate HMS Kale (K 241)

6 Dec 1942
On 6 and 7 December 1942, HMS Kale (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RD, RNR) conducted D/G trials on the D/G range at Holy Loch. (1)

21 Apr 1943
HMS Kale (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR) picks up 39 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Scebeli that was torpedoed and sunk south of Cape Farewell in position 56°07'N, 44°26'W by German U-boat U-191.


  1. ADM 53/115946

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