Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN

Born  11 Sep 1900

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1 Jan 1917 Mid.
15 Nov 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1919 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1920 Lt.
15 Dec 1928 Lt.Cdr. (retired)
20 Jan 1944 A/Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 15 Feb 1923


Warship Commands listed for Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN

HMS Skipjack (J 38)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Minesweeper15 Jun 19391 Jun 1940
HMS Hyacinth (K 84)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Corvette7 Sep 19404 Nov 1940
HMS Heartsease (K 15)Lt.Cdr. (retired)CorvetteNov 194010 Jul 1941
HMS Lowestoft (L 59 / U 59)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Sloop21 Jul 1941Aug 1942
HMS Cygnet (U 38)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Sloop27 Sep 194219 Jan 1944

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Minesweeper HMS Skipjack (J 38)

1 Jun 1940
HMS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Proudfoot, RN (retired)) was subjected to intensive bombing by a force of German bombers off La Panne (Belgium). HMS Skipjack was assisting in the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk. On board HMS Skipjack were between 250 and 300 soldiers just rescued from the beach. (1)


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