Cecil Wakeford May, RN
|Born||9 Jun 1899|
|Died||27 Feb 1942||(42)||HMS Electra|
Warship Commands listed for Cecil Wakeford May, RN
|HMS Electra (H 27)||Cdr.||Destroyer||28 Jan 1941||27 Feb 1942 (+)|
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Destroyer HMS Electra (H 27)
24 May 1941
HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN) rescued the 3 survivors from the British battlecruiser HMS Hood, which was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck, off Iceland.
10 Dec 1941
Participated in the Force Z sortie from Singapore. Rescued 571 survivors from HMS Repulse, which was sunk by Japanese aircraft.
27 Feb 1942
Sunk at Battle of the Java Sea. 54 survivors were picked up the next day by the US submarine S-38.
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