Philip Somerville DSO, DSC, RN
|Born ||5 Dec 1906|
|Died ||4 Apr 1942||(35)||HMS Kingston|
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|1 May 1927|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|16 Nov 1927|| ||S.Lt.|
|16 Apr 1929|| ||Lt.|
|16 Apr 1937|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1941|| ||Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for Philip Somerville, RN
|HMS Kingston (F 64)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||22 Jul 1939||4 Apr 1942 (+)|
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22 May 1941
HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, DSO, DSC, RN) rescued survivors of the British destroyer Greyhound that was lost to air attack off Crete.
22 Mar 1942
Engaged Italian naval forces at the Second Battle of the Syrte, sustaining severe damage from a hit scored by battleship Littorio. The hit caused a large fire in a boiler room and flooding of an engine room. She went dead in the water, but later the crew was able to bring the fire under control and she got underway for Malta on one boiler, arriving next day and entering dock for repairs.
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