Frederick Thomas Renny DSC, RD, RNR

Birth details unknown
Died  30 Jan 1943HMS Samphire (K 128)

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18 Dec 1929 S.Lt.
18 Dec 1932 Lt.
18 Dec 1940 Lt.Cdr.


16 Aug 1940 DSC
??? RD
7 Apr 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
16 Mar 1943 Bar to DSC (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Frederick Thomas Renny, RNR

HMS Samphire (K 128)Lt.Cdr.Corvette27 May 194130 Jan 1943 (+)

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Corvette HMS Samphire (K 128)

19 Dec 1941
The British merchant Ruckinge is torpedoed and damaged west of Lisbon, Portugal in position 38°20'N, 17°15'W by German U-boat U-108. HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) later sank the damaged ship with gunfire.

14 Dec 1942
The British merchant Edencrag is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-443 west of Algiers in position 35?49'N, 01?25'W. HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) later picks up 9 survivors.

30 Jan 1943
HMS Zetland (Lt. J.V. Wilkinson, RN) part of the same convoy escort as HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) arrived back at the scene of the sinking after an asdic search for the submarine of about 20 minutes. They found men in the water, shouting and screaming. Zetland launched a boat but picked up only four survivors from HMS Samphire who were landed at Bone. (1)


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