Guy Langton Warren, RN

Born  13 Feb 1888


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Ranks

30 Jul 1904 Mid.
30 Dec 1907 S.Lt.
30 Jun 1910 Lt.
30 Jun 1918 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1924 Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Capt.
8 Jul 1941 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 9 Jul 1941


Decorations

12 Jun 1947 CB

Warship Commands listed for Guy Langton Warren, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Berwick (65)Capt.Heavy cruiser22 Jun 194027 Apr 1941

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Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser HMS Berwick (65)


7 Nov 1940
HMS Berwick (Capt. G.L. Warren, RN) refuelled at Gibraltar then left for Alexandria in company of battleship HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN), light cruiser HMS Glasgow (Capt. H. Hickling, RN) and the destroyers HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN), HMS Gallant (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, RN), HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall A'Deane, DSC, RN) and HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN).

11 Nov 1940
HMS Berwick (Capt. G.L. Warren, RN) escorted the carrier HMS Illustrious (Capt. D.W. Boyd, DSC, RN) in her successful raid against the Italian battle fleet in Taranto harbour. Later in the month escorted convoys between Egypt and Greece.

25 Dec 1940 (position 43.39, -25.08)
Escorting convoy WS.5a, a troop convoy to the Middle East, came under attack from the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper about 700 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre, Spain in position 43°39'N, 25°08'W. Berwick engaged the attacker but got the worse of the encounter, HMS Berwick (Capt. G.L. Warren, RN) had received four hits one being a direct hit on the forward turret which killed five Royal Marines, repairs lasting until June 1941. Two of the merchants in the convoy were slightly damaged. The Admiral Hipper retired from the fray and she eventually reached the safety of Brest.

From 1941 to 1945 she was attached to the Home Fleet, mainly escorting convoys to North Russia and operating in the northern North Sea. In February 1942 escorted the carriers which attacked the Tirpitz in her anchorage at Altenfjord and again in 1944-45 but on the whole the remainder of her career was uneventful.


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