Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt, RN

Born  11 Apr 1892Bromley, London, England
Died  19 Dec 1959(67)London, England


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Ranks

15 May 1909 Mid.
18 Jun 1912 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1913 Lt.
15 Oct 1921 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1926 Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Capt.
28 Jul 1942 Rear-Admiral
1 Jan 1946 Vice-Admiral
22 Jun 1949 Admiral

Retired: 27 Jan 1953


Decorations

11 Jul 1940 CBE
14 Sep 1943 CB
23 May 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
18 Dec 1945 KCB
1 Jan 1953 GBE

Warship Commands listed for Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Duke of York (17)Capt.Battleship15 Apr 194116 Jul 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (53)Capt.Battleship16 Jul 19411 Aug 1941
HMS Duke of York (17)Capt.Battleship1 Aug 19412 Sep 1942

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Battleship HMS Prince of Wales (53)


19 Jul 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. C.H.J. Harcourt, RN) shifted from Rosyth to Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) and HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN). (1)

28 Jul 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. C.H.J. Harcourt, RN) conducted gunnery exercises inside Scapa Flow. (1)

29 Jul 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. C.H.J. Harcourt, RN) conducted gunnery exercises inside Scapa Flow. (1)

30 Jul 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. C.H.J. Harcourt, RN) conducted exercises to the west of Scapa Flow. During these exercises she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, RN), HMS Charlestown (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN) and HMS Castleton (Cdr. (Retd.) F.H.E. Skyrme, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/114890

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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