William York La Roche Beverley, RN
|Born||14 Dec 1895|
Retired: 16 Dec 1954
Warship Commands listed for William York La Roche Beverley, RN
|HMS Resource (F 79)||Capt.||Repair Ship||12 May 1939||21 Feb 1940|
|HMS Protector (T 98)||Capt.||Netlayer||22 Feb 1940||13 Aug 1940|
|HMS Sussex (96)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||7 Jul 1942||29 Nov 1943|
|HMS Cumberland (57)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||23 Dec 1943||10 Jul 1944|
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Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (96)
26 Feb 1943 (position 41.45, -20.58)
HMS Sussex (aided by code-breaking) intercepted the German supply ship Hohenfriedberg (7892 GRT) north-east of the Azores in position 41°45'N, 20°58'W. The ship scuttled when challenged and the same time Sussex was narrowly missed by a spread of torpedoed from U-264 which was accompanying the supply ship.
Transferred to the Eastern Fleet until the end of the war, covered the reoccupation of the Netherlands East Indies before returning home.
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