John Francis Michell, RN

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Ranks

1 Feb 1940 S.Lt.
16 Aug 1941 Lt.
23 Apr 1965 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 7 Apr 1970


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for John Francis Michell, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 50 (N 50)Lt.Submarine25 Oct 194328 Dec 1943
HMS Severn (N 57)Lt.Submarine20 Mar 19448 Apr 1944
HMS P 511 (P 511)Lt.SubmarineDec 194414 Feb 1945
HMS P 614 (P 614)Lt.Submarine17 Feb 19459 May 1945
HMS Springer (P 264)Lt.Submarine10 Jun 194514 Oct 1945

Career information

Transferred to RNR 30 September 1963

Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 50 (N 50)


30 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Gazelle (Lt. J.D. Sutcliffe, RN). (1)

31 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

15 Nov 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Rothesay for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (2)

18 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (2)

19 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Plymouth for Portsmouth. She made the passage in a convoy. (2)

20 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (2)

25 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. (2)

26 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Sheerness. (2)

27 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) proceeded to the Sheerness Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit. (2)


Submarine HMS Severn (N 57)


8 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
After a long time of repairs, HMS Severn (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN), conducted trials and exercises off Beirut.

On completion of these exercises Lt. R.H. Bull resumed command from Lt. Michell. (3)


Submarine HMS P 511 (P 511)


26 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Roseneath. Only a skelleton crew remained on board. (4)


Submarine HMS P 614 (P 614)


20 Feb 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Kames Bay for exercises in the Firth of Lorne. She made the passage towing X-craft X 21. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (5)

22 Feb 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Port HHX. (5)

23 Feb 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) shifted from Port HHX to Kames Bay. She made the passage towing X-craft X 21. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (5)

28 Feb 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Kames Bay for exercises in the Firth of Lorne. She made the passage towing X-craft X 25. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (5)

2 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Port HHX. (6)

3 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) shifted from Port HHX to Kames Bay. She made the passage towing X-craft X 25. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (6)

14 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Kames Bay for exercises in the Firth of Lorne. She made the passage towing X-craft X 20. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (6)

16 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Port HHX. (6)

17 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) shifted from Port HHX to Kames Bay. She made the passage towing X-craft X 20. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (6)

21 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Kames Bay for exercises in the Firth of Lorne. She made the passage towing X-craft X 24. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (6)

23 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Port HHX. (6)

24 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) shifted from Port HHX to Kames Bay. She made the passage towing X-craft X 24. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (6)

30 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Kames Bay for Barrow. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). (6)

31 Mar 1945
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Barrow where she is to be prepaired for her transfer to Turkey. (6)

9 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 614 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) was decommissioned at Barrow and handed over to the Turkish Government. (7)


Submarine HMS Springer (P 264)


31 Jul 1945
HMS Springer (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. (8)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Springer (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training on the Scottish West coast.

When the war with Japan ended she was still undergoing her work-up program. (8)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17833
  2. ADM 173/17834
  3. ADM 173/18708
  4. ADM 173/18568
  5. ADM 173/19515
  6. ADM 173/19516
  7. ADM 199/2565
  8. ADM 173/19718

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


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