Arthur George Talbot DSO, RN

Born  31 Mar 1892
Died  15 Oct 1960(68)

Photo held by National Gallery, from ca 1943


15 Jan 1910 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 A/S.Lt.
30 Jan 1913 S.Lt.
30 Dec 1914 Lt.
30 Dec 1922 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1927 Cdr.
30 Jun 1934 Capt.
8 Jul 1943 Rear-Admiral
4 Jan 1948 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 4 Jan 1948


23 Dec 1939 DSO
25 Aug 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 May 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Nov 1944 Bar to DSO
18 Dec 1945 CB

Warship Commands listed for Arthur George Talbot, RN

HMS Inglefield (D 02)Capt.Destroyer7 May 19377 Nov 1939
HMS Furious (47)Capt.Aircraft Carrier14 Dec 194023 Oct 1941
HMS Illustrious (87)Capt.Aircraft Carrier24 Oct 194123 Aug 1942
HMS Formidable (67)Capt.Aircraft Carrier23 Aug 194223 Sep 1943

Career information

The gravestone of Arthur George Tablot, DSO, RN.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Inglefield (D 02)

14 Oct 1939 (position 50.58, -12.57)
German U-boat U-45 was sunk south-west of Ireland, in position 50°58'N, 12°57'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. A.G. Talbot, RN), HMS Ivanhoe (Cdr. B. Jones, RN), HMS Intrepid (Cdr. J.W. Josselyn, RN) and HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, RN).

Aircraft Carrier HMS Formidable (67)

17 Nov 1942 (position 37.05, 2.27)
German U-boat U-331 was sunk in the Mediterranean north of Algiers in position 37°05'N, 02°27'E after she had been badly damaged by a Hudson aircraft she signalled surrender to a seaplane but was attacked by a torpedo-equipped aircraft Albacore from the British aircraft carrier HMS Formidable (Squadrons 500 and 820).

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