Ralph William Frank Northcott DSO, RN

Born  1 Jul 1907

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1 Sep 1927 A/S.Lt.
16 Apr 1928 S.Lt.
16 Jun 1930 Lt.
16 Jun 1938 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Cdr.
31 Dec 1951 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1961


20 Feb 1942 DSO
11 Jun 1960 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Ralph William Frank Northcott, RN

HMS Acheron (i) (H 45)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerJan 1939Dec 1940
HMS Lance (G 87)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Feb 19419 Apr 1942
HMS Bicester (L 34)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer10 Aug 19441 Jan 1946

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Destroyer HMS Acheron (i) (H 45)

24 Aug 1940
HMS Acheron (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) was damaged by German aircraft during a air raid on Portsmouth. Repairs were completed on 2 December 1940.

Destroyer HMS Lance (G 87)

25 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) is docked in No.2 Dock at Malta. (1)


  1. ADM 53/116424

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