Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN

Born  10 Sep 1900

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1 May 1917 Mid.
15 Sep 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1920 S.Lt.
15 May 1922 Lt.
15 May 1930 Lt.Cdr. (retired)
15 Jul 1940 A/Cdr. (retired)
3 Sep 1945 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 15 Feb 1923


4 Jun 1946 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN

HMS Bridgewater (L 01 / U 01)A/Cdr. (retired)Sloop15 Jul 19401 May 1942
HMS Hart (U 58)A/Cdr. (retired)Sloop25 Sep 194416 Mar 1945
HMS Hart (U 58)A/Cdr. (retired)SloopMay 194518 Feb 1946

Career information

This officer was awarded the DSC in 1946 for the supposed sinking of U-482 in Jan 1945 while commanding HMS Hart. (London Gazette 4 June 1946). The fate of U-482 was re-assigned twice since then.

Events related to this officer

Sloop HMS Bridgewater (L 01 / U 01)

18 May 1941
The British merchant Piako is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-107 about 130 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 07°52'N, 14°57'W. HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. H.F.G. Leftwich, RN (retired)) later picks up 65 survivors.

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