Maxwell Richmond DSO, OBE, RN
|Born||19 Oct 1900|
Warship Commands listed for Maxwell Richmond, RN
|HMS Basilisk (H 11)||Cdr.||Destroyer||29 Jul 1939||1 Jun 1940|
|HMS Le Triomphant||Cdr.||Large destroyer||6 Jul 1940||28 Aug 1940|
|HMS Bulldog (H 91)||Cdr.||Destroyer||27 Jan 1942||18 Dec 1942|
|HMS Milne (G 14)||Capt.||Destroyer||12 Apr 1944||8 Dec 1945|
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Destroyer HMS Basilisk (H 11)
1 Feb 1940
HMS Basilisk (Cdr. M. Richmond, RN) sailed from Dover to for Boulogne with Lord Gort aboard, she returned with the Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Imperial Staff plus other senior Staff Officers.
18 Apr 1940
Involved in the rescue of a Whitley bomber crew that had been forced to ditch in the North Sea during operations to Trondheim. The aircraft in question was Whitley V N1352 KN-B of 77 Squadron, operating from a forward base at Kinloss, taking off at 1735 to bomb the airfield at Trondheim. At 2207 hours, a distress call from the aircraft was received and further calls were monitored over the next half hour or so. Shortly after 2234, the crew ditched. At around 0200 hours, the following morning, HMS Basilisk (Cdr. M. Richmond, RN) came on the scene and picked up four survivors; F/O Chance, Sgt Tindall, LAC O'Brien and AC1 Douglas. The body of the pilot, P/O R Hall (43151) was also recovered, and this officer now rests in Lerwick New Cemetery, though his home was in Yorkshire. (1)
Destroyer HMS Milne (G 14)
31 May 1944 (position 73.32, 0.28)
German U-boat U-289 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-west of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°32'N, 00°28'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN).
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