John Bostock DSC, RN
|Born||24 Apr 1897|
Retired: 24 Apr 1942
Warship Commands listed for John Bostock, RN
|HMS Escort (H 66)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||31 Jul 1939||11 Jul 1940|
|HMS Burnham (H 82)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||9 Oct 1940||5 Feb 1942|
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Destroyer HMS Escort (H 66)
4 Sep 1939
HMS Electra (Lt.Cdr. S.A. Buss, RN) and HMS Escort (Lt.Cdr. J. Bostock, RN) together pick up 481 survivors from the British passenger ship Athenia which was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-30 about 250 nautical miles west of Inishtrahull in position 56°44'N, 14°05'W.
25 Feb 1940 (position 58.40, -0.10)
German U-boat U-63 tried to attack convoy HN-14, in doing so she was sighted by the British submarine HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN). The escorting destroyers HMS Escort (Lt.Cdr. J. Bostock, RN), HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN) and HMS Imogen (Cdr. C.L. Firth, RN) were warned. They located, attacked and sank U-63 with depth charges south east of the Shetland Islands.
Destroyer HMS Burnham (H 82)
20 May 1941
The British merchant Harpagus is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 about 250 nautical miles south-south-east of Cape Farewell in position 56°47'N, 40°55'W. HMS Burnham (Cdr. J. Bostock, DSC, RN) later picks up 40 survivors.
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