Michael Wilfred Tomkinson DSC, RN
|Born||6 Mar 1908|
Retired: 25 Jul 1946
Warship Commands listed for Michael Wilfred Tomkinson, RN
|HMS Boreas (H 77)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||28 Mar 1939||mid 1940|
|HMS Caldwell (I 20)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||9 Sep 1940||1 Jan 1941|
|HMS Boadicea (H 65)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||10 Jan 1941||Feb 1941|
|HMS Active (H 14)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Feb 1941||1 Jan 1943|
|HMS Rapid (H 32)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||11 Jan 1943||Feb 1945|
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Destroyer HMS Boreas (H 77)
25 Jul 1940
HMS Boreas (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) were damaged by a German air attack in the English Channel. 22 of the crew of Boreas were killed in the attack. Brilliant sustained no casualties. Boreas completed repairs ca. mid-January 1941 and Brilliant completed repairs ca. mid-September 1940. (1)
Destroyer HMS Active (H 14)
8 Oct 1942 (position -33.28, 17.05)
German U-boat U-179 was sunk in the South Atlantic near Cape Town, South Africa, in position 33°28'S, 17°05'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN).
Before U-179 was sunk HMS Active picked up 98 survivors from the British merchant City of Athens. This was U-179's first and only victim.
11 Oct 1942
HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) picks up 23 survivors of the American merchant Coloradan that was torpedoed and sunk on 9 October 1942 by German U-boat U-159 200 nautical miles south-west of Cape town, South-Africa in position 35°47'S, 14°34'E.
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