Mark Thornton DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||14 Sep 1907|
Retired: 15 May 1956
Warship Commands listed for Mark Thornton, RN
|HMS Scimitar (H 21)||Lt.||Destroyer||7 Jun 1938||26 Feb 1940|
|HMS Harvester (H 19)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||11 Mar 1940||15 Mar 1942|
|HMS Petard (G 56)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||28 Apr 1942||Jan 1943|
|HMS Verulam (R 28)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||20 Sep 1944||8 Dec 1944|
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Destroyer HMS Harvester (H 19)
25 May 1940
Assisted in evacuation of troops from Dunkirk. (1)
9 Jul 1940
HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN) and HMS Havelock (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSC, RN) together pick up 35 survivors from the British merchant Aylesbury that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-43 about 200 nautical miles south-east of Ireland in position 48°39'N, 13°33'W.
30 Oct 1940 (position 55.37, -12.19)
German U-boat U-32 was sunk north-west of Ireland, in position 55°37'N, 12°19'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. C.M. Thornton, RN) and HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN).
27 Nov 1940
HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN) and HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Thomas, RN) both pick up a survivor from the British merchant Glenmoor that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-103 about 167 miles northwest of Sylne Head in position 54°35'N, 14°31'W.
7 Dec 1941 (position 35.51, -7.45)
German U-boat U-208 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Gibraltar, in position 35°51'N, 07°45'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN) and HMS Hesperus (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, RN).
Destroyer HMS Petard (G 56)
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