Henry Kirkwood DSC, RN
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|9 Aug 1934|| ||Lt.|
|9 Aug 1942|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1946|| ||Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for Henry Kirkwood, RN
|HMS Northern Chief (4.34)||Lt.||ASW Trawler||4 Feb 1940||29 Aug 1940|
|HMS Puffin (L 52 / K 52)||Lt.||Patrol vessel||11 Sep 1940||28 Jun 1942|
|HMS Penylan (L 89)||Lt.||Escort destroyer||16 Jul 1942||10 Oct 1942|
|HMS Calpe (L 71)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||10 Oct 1942||31 Jan 1944|
|HMS Obedient (G 48)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Feb 1945||late 1946|
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10 Apr 1940
HMS Northern Chief (Lt. H. Kirkwood, RN) picks up 29 survivors from the Swedish tanker Sveaborg and 32 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Tosca that were both sunk by the German U-boat U-37 north-west of the Faroe Islands and landed them in Kirkwall on 11 April.
Escort destroyer HMS Calpe (L 71)
13 Dec 1943 (position 37.38, 5.58)
German U-boat U-593 was sunk on 13 December 1943 after a 32 hour-chase in the western Mediterranean north of Constantine, in position 37°38'N, 05°58'E, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Wainwright and the British escort destroyer HMS Calpe (Lt.Cdr. H. Kirkwood, DSC, RN).
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