Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN
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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
Warship Commands listed for Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN
|HMS Bridgewater (L 01 / U 01)||A/Cdr. (retired)||Sloop||15 Jul 1940||1 May 1942|
|HMS Hart (U 58)||A/Cdr. (retired)||Sloop||25 Sep 1944||16 Mar 1945|
|HMS Hart (U 58)||A/Cdr. (retired)||Sloop||May 1945||18 Feb 1946|
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
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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