Anthony Frank Burnell-Nugent DSC, RN

Born  9 Jul 1906


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Ranks

15 Sep 1926 A/S.Lt.
30 Apr 1927 S.Lt.
30 Jan 1929 Lt.
30 Jan 1937 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Cdr.

Retired: 16 Aug 1945


Decorations

23 Nov 1939 DSC
16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Anthony Frank Burnell-Nugent, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Walpole (D 41)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Jan 193921 Nov 1939
HMS Havant (H 32)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer21 Nov 19391 Jun 1940
HMS Jervis (F 00)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerJun 194015 Jul 1940
HMS Hostile (H 55)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer18 Jul 194023 Aug 1940
HMS Jersey (F 72)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer8 Jan 19412 May 1941
HMS Racehorse (H 11)Cdr.Destroyer15 Sep 19425 Dec 1943

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Jersey (F 72)


12 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth [No further details known at the moment]. (1)

13 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth [No further details known at the moment]. (1)

15 Jan 1941
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth at 1030/15 to join the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) and her two escorting destroyers; HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, GCVO, DSO, RN) and HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) and proceed with them to Portsmouth.

The battleship and the tree escorting destroyers arrived at Portsmouth on the 16th.

28 Jan 1941
At 1530/28, HMS Renown (Capt R.R. McGrigor, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral J.F. Somerville, KCB, DSO, RN), HMS Ark Royal (Capt. C.S. Holland, RN) and their destroyer escort made up of HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St.J. Morgan, RN), HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Foresight (Cdr. J.S.C. Salter, RN) and HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for exercises in the Alboran Sea.

Shorty afterwards the destroyer HMS Foxhound (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN) also sailed. She had been unable to sail with the remainder of the force as she was repairing defects which were not fully completed at the time of the sailing.

Early in the evening another destroyer joined the force, this was HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN). She too had been repairing defects at the time of the sailing of the force and had been unable to sail with them at the intended time. (2)

29 Jan 1941
HMS Renown (Capt R.R. McGrigor, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral J.F. Somerville, KCB, DSO, RN), HMS Ark Royal (Capt. C.S. Holland, RN), HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St.J. Morgan, RN), HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Foresight (Cdr. J.S.C. Salter, RN), HMS Foxhound (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN), HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN) all returned to Gibraltar in the afternoon upon completion of their exercises. (2)

12 Feb 1941
Due to a report of an enemy raider 'Force H' departed Gibraltar to proceed into the Atlantic to provide cover for convoy HG 53.

'Force H' departed Gibraltar at 1830/12 and was made up of the battlecruiser HMS Renown (Capt R.R. McGrigor, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral J.F. Somerville, KCB, DSO, RN), aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (Capt. C.S. Holland, RN), light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. C.A.A. Larcom, RN) and the destroyers HMS Wishart (Cdr. E.T. Cooper, RN), HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Foxhound (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN), HMS Fury (Lt.Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN) and HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN).

Later that evening Vice-Admiral Somerville was informed that her was to take over the escort of troop convoy WS 6 and to make the rendez-vous he decided that he had to let go of his destroyer sceen which would be unable to keep up due to the weather conditions. The destroyers were ordered to return to Gibraltar arriving there at 0830/13. [For more info on convoy WS 6, see the event ' Convoy WS 6 ' for 9 February 1941.]

At 1130/13, HMS Sheffield parted company with HMS Renown and HMS Ark Royal to proceed to cover convoy SL(S) 64 and HG 53. (2)

6 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The destroyers HMS Intrepid (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, DSO, RN), HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Cleveland (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN) and HMS Fernie (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, RN) departed Portsmouth. They were to patrol between the longitudes of Nab Tower and Portlands Bill to the south of 50.15'N between 2000/6 and 0000/7. On completion of the patrol the destroyers were to return to Portsmouth except HMS Jersey which was to be detached so as to arrive at Plymouth at 0700/7.

19 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth. [No further details available for the moment.] (3)

20 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. [No further details available for the moment.] (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 187/11 + ADM 199/2557
  2. ADM 199/656
  3. ADM 187/12 + ADM 199/2557

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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