Donald Keppel Bain DSO, RN

Born  18 Sep 1896Malta

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15 May 1914 Mid.
15 Mar 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1916 S.Lt.
15 May 1918 Lt.
15 May 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Capt.

Retired: 10 Jul 1948


4 Jan 1944 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Donald Keppel Bain, RN

HMS AndaniaCapt.Armed Merchant Cruiser18 Sep 193916 Jun 1940
HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)Capt.Destroyer2 Aug 19401 Oct 1940
HMS Somali (F 33)Capt.Destroyer15 Aug 194123 Mar 1942
HMS Norfolk (78)Capt.Heavy cruiser1 Jul 194329 Feb 1944
HMS Devonshire (39)Capt.Heavy cruiser29 Feb 194411 Jan 1945

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Destroyer HMS Somali (F 33)

30 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1845 hours, HMS Somali (Capt. D.K. Bain, RN), arrived at Seidisfiord after convoy escort duty. (1)


  1. ADM 199/429

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