Edward Bernard Tancock DSC, RN

Born  6 Jan 1902

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15 Jan 1924 Lt.
15 Jan 1924 S.Lt.
15 Jan 1932 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 6 Jan 1947


23 Dec 1939 DSC
28 Jun 1940 Bar to DSC
9 Jun 1955 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Edward Bernard Tancock, RN

HMS Forester (H 74)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer31 Jan 1939Jan 1942
HMS Cockchafer (T 72)Lt.Cdr.River gunboatOct 1944Jan 1945

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Destroyer HMS Forester (H 74)

8 Mar 1941
The British merchants Lahore and Tielbank are torpedoed and sunk north of the Cape Verde Islands in position 20°51'N, 20°32'W by German U-boat U-124. HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Tancock, DSC, RN) later picks up 82 survivors from the Lahore and 62 from the Tielbank.

HMS Faulknor, and HMS Forester together pick up 107 survivors from the British merchant Nardana that was also torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 north of the Cape Verde Islands in position 20°51'N, 20°32'W.

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