Eric Barry Kenvyn Stevens DSO, DSC, RN

Born  8 Jan 1898

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14 Feb 1917 Mid.
15 May 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1918 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1919 Lt.
15 Oct 1927 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1949


23 Dec 1939 DSC
26 Sep 1940 DSO
14 Sep 1943 Bar to DSO

Warship Commands listed for Eric Barry Kenvyn Stevens, RN

HMS Imogen (D 44)Cdr.Destroyer14 Jul 193715 Jan 1940
HMS Havelock (H 88)Capt.Destroyer23 Jan 194020 Sep 1940
HMS Forth (F 04)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship19 Jul 194112 Sep 1941
HMS Pakenham (G 06)Capt.Destroyer4 Dec 194116 Feb 1943

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Destroyer HMS Imogen (D 44)

13 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The French merchant Louisiane was shelled and sunk by German U-boat U-48 about 230 miles west-south-west of Cape Clear. HMS Imogen (Cdr. E.B.K. Stevens, RN) later picks up the survivors.

14 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The French merchant Bretagne was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-45 about 230 miles south-west of Fastnet. The survivors were later picked up by HMS Imogen (Cdr. E.B.K. Stevens, RN) and HMS Ilex (Lt.Cdr. P.L. Saumarez, RN).

Destroyer HMS Havelock (H 88)

27 Jun 1940
HMS Havelock (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurricane (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Simms, RN) also pick up 27 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Lenda that was sunk about 160 nautical miles south-west of Fastnet, Ireland in position 50°00'N, 13°24'W by gunfire from German U-boat U-47.

Destroyer HMS Pakenham (G 06)

5 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) transited the Suez Canal northbound and departed Port Said for Alexandria together with the escort destroyer HMS Grove (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN). They arrived at Alexandria at 1045C/6. (1)

14 Jan 1943
While detached from escorting convoy ME-15 off Malta HMS Hursley (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Church, DSC, RN), HMS Pakenham (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and a Beaufort of No.39 Squadron sank the Italian submarine Narvalo (Lt.Cdr. Ludovico Grion) (810 tons) south-east of Malta. Aboard the submarine, who is returning to Italy from a supply mission to North Africa, there are 11 English officers who are prisoners of war, 8 of them went down with the Narvalo along with 28 Italians.


  1. ADM 53/116783 + ADM 199/650

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