Edward Mack DSO, DSC, RN

Born  14 May 1909

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1 Sep 1929 A/S.Lt.
1 Apr 1930 S.Lt.
1 Dec 1931 Lt.
1 Dec 1939 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1943 Cdr.

Retired: 1 Jun 1957


1 Jan 1942 DSC
19 Jun 1942 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Edward Mack, RN

HMS Valorous (L 00)Lt.Destroyer22 Aug 19399 Jan 1942
HMS Eclipse (H 08)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer10 Jan 194224 Oct 1943

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Destroyer HMS Eclipse (H 08)

27 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSC, RN) is docked at the Devonport Dockyard. (1)

8 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) picks up 16 survivors from the Dutch merchant Blitar that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-632 about 520 miles east of Cape Farewell on 6 April.

22 Aug 1943
The German torpedo boat TA 12 (970 tons, former French Baliste) is heavily damaged by the British destroyer HMS Eclipse (Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN). The TA 12 is beached off Cape Prasonesi, Rhodos, Greece and finally destroyed on 24 November by US Bombers.

23 Sep 1943
On this day HMS Eclipse (Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) damaged the German torpedo boat TA 10 (Oberleutnant Jobst Hahndorff) (former French torpedo boat La Pomone and later Italian FR 42) and sank the merchant Gaetano Donizetti, carrying Italian POWs, south west of Rhodes. The Gaetano Donizetti went down with her entire crew and at least 1.576 Italian POWs. (Italian sources speak of 1.835 POWs on board the Gaetano Donizetti) The POW's were mostly sailors and airmen from the Garrison of Rhodes. The heavily damaged TA 10 is towed back to Rhodes but is scuttled a few days later. (2)


  1. ADM 53/115503
  2. Personal communication

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