Charles Henry Lawrence Woodhouse, RN

Born  9 Jul 1893
Died  23 Sep 1978(85)


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Ranks

15 May 1911 Mid.
15 Sep 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1914 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1915 Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1927 Cdr.
31 Dec 1934 Capt.
8 Jan 1944 Rear-Admiral
21 Jan 1948 Vice-Admiral
26 Jan 1952 Admiral (Retired)

Retired: 15 Aug 1950


Decorations

23 Dec 1939 CB
9 Jun 1949 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Charles Henry Lawrence Woodhouse, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Ajax (22)Capt.Light cruiser9 Oct 193722 Apr 1940
HMS Howe (32)Capt.Battleship3 Apr 1942Dec 1943

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Ajax (22)


3 Sep 1939 (position -33.50, -53.30)
HMS Ajax (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, RN) intercepts the German merchant Olinda (4576 GRT) off the coast of Uruguay in position 33°50'S, 53°30'W. The German ship is sunk by gunfire.

4 Sep 1939 (position -34.19, -48.29)
HMS Ajax (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, RN) intercepts the German merchant Carl Fritzen (6594 GRT) in the South Atlantic off the coast off Uruguay in position 34°19'S, 48°29'W. However before the ship can be captured she is scuttled by her crew.


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