Percival Henry Gwynne James, RN

Born  12 May 1896

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15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1916 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1917 Lt.
15 Nov 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Capt.

Retired: 12 Jan 1948


Warship Commands listed for Percival Henry Gwynne James, RN

HMS Peterel (T 21)Capt.River gunboat5 Jan 1940Oct 1940
HMS Capetown (D 88)Capt.Light cruiser3 Nov 194019 Jun 1941
HMS Capetown (D 88)Capt.Light cruiser24 Sep 194117 Nov 1942

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Light cruiser HMS Capetown (D 88)

6 Apr 1941
HMS Cape town (Capt. P.H.G. James, RN) was torpedoed and damaged off Massawa, Eritrea by the Italian motor torpedo boat MAS 213 and brought into Port Sudan under tow by the Australian sloop HMAS Parramatta (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Walker, MVO, RAN) only with difficulty. She spent about a year under repair at Bombay, India.

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