Herbert Wyndham Williams, RN
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|2 Aug 1914|| ||Mid.|
|15 Sep 1916|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 Apr 1917|| ||S.Lt.|
|15 Nov 1918|| ||Lt.|
|15 Nov 1926|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1932|| ||Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1940|| ||Capt.|
Retired: 7 Jan 1950
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28 Nov 1943 (position 33.05, 21.43)
At 1117 hours on 28 November 1943, HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN) was torpedoed and very seriously damaged by German U-boat U-407 off the coast of Cyrenaica in position 33°05'N, 21°43'E. The cruiser managed to reach Alexandria, where temporary repairs were carried out. In June 1944, she sailed to the USA for permanent repairs and returned to service in November 1944. 29 lives were lost in this attack.
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