Denis Woolnough Mills DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Oct 1939 S.Lt.
16 Aug 1941 Lt.
16 Aug 1949 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1956 Cdr.

Retired: 31 Jul 1970


Decorations

29 Jun 1943 DSC
1 Jan 1970 OBE
11 Jun 1988 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Denis Woolnough Mills, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Sunfish (N 81)Lt.Submarine30 Jun 194324 Jul 1943
HMS Seawolf (N 47)Lt.SubmarineAug 194323 Aug 1944
HMS Sea Devil (P 244)Lt.SubmarineDec 194425 Sep 1945
HMS Volatile (P 96)Lt.Submarine24 Sep 1945
HMS Surf (P 239)Lt.Submarine19 Oct 1945 1946
HMS Aeneas (P 427)Lt.Submarine 1948 1948

Career information

He was commander of the submarine force 6th fleet (COMSUBDIV 81) from August to November 1963

Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Seawolf (N 47)


12 Oct 1943
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed Digby for the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was escorted by HMCS Hamilton (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR).

15 Oct 1943
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for repairs.

29 Oct 1943
With her repairs completed, HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN), departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut, USA.

30 Oct 1943
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

7 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed New London for Bermuda.

11 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at Bermuda.

15 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed Bermuda for Shelburne, Canada.

18 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at Shelburne, Canada.

19 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) shifted from Shelburne to St.Margarets Bay.

20 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) shifted from St.Margarets Bay to Halifax.

11 Jul 1944
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed Digby, Canada for the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was escorted by HMCS Annapolis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.C. Walmesley, RCNR).

15 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Seawolf (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a refit.


Submarine HMS Sea Devil (P 244)


14 May 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch where she arrived after only one hour. She was to start a program of trials and exercises on the Scottish West coast. (1)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) was docked at Holy Loch to inspect the Starboard propeller. (2)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) was undocked. (2)

6 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed the Clyde area for Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.

For the daily positions of HMS Sea Devil during this passage see the map below.


HMS Sea Devil passage Holy Loch - Malta click here for bigger map (3)

10 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (3)

11 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (3)

15 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Now that the war with Japan had ended HMS Sea Devil was to return to the U.K. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19595
  2. ADM 173/19596
  3. ADM 173/19597

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


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