Hugh Nicholas Aubyn Richardson DSO, DSC, RN

Born  23 Aug 1903

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15 Jan 1924 A/S.Lt.
15 Oct 1924 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1927 Lt.
15 Apr 1935 Lt.Cdr.
23 Aug 1948 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 23 Aug 1948


16 Aug 1940 DSC
1 Sep 1942 DSO
9 Feb 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Hugh Nicholas Aubyn Richardson, RN

HMS Shikari (D 85)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer27 Nov 193925 Sep 1941
HMS Marne (G 35)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer< 2 Dec 41late 1942

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Destroyer HMS Shikari (D 85)

4 Jun 1940
HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, RN) was the last ship to leave Dunkirk. (1)

Destroyer HMS Marne (G 35)

12 Nov 1942 (position 35.50, -9.57)
At 00.15 hours on 12 November 1942 German U-boat U-515 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the British destroyer tender HMS Hecla which was misidentified as a Birmingham class light cruiser and hit her in the engine room. Two torpedoes were surface-runners and the last also malfunctioned and was a circle-runner. The U-boat then hit the ship with three coups de gr?ce at 01.28, 01.49 and 02.06 hours, sinking the vessel. At 02.11 hours, U-515 fired two torpedoes and badly damaged the escorting HMS Marne (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, DSO, DSC, RN)


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