Frank Bentley Collinson DSC, RD, RNR
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Retired: 3 Aug 1937
Warship Commands listed for Frank Bentley Collinson, RNR
|HMS Candytuft (i) (K 09)||Lt.Cdr. (retired)||Corvette||28 Aug 1940||late 1941|
|HMS Oxlip (K 123)||Lt.Cdr. (retired)||Corvette||3 Nov 1941||May 1942|
|HMS Test (K 239)||Lt.Cdr. (retired)||Frigate||1 Oct 1942||5 May 1945|
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Corvette HMS Candytuft (i) (K 09)
8 Jul 1941
HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Collinson, RNR, (retired)) picks up 7 survivors from the Icelandic merchant Hekla that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 June south of Cape Farewell in position 58°20'N, 43°00'W by German U-boat U-564.
9 Sep 1941
While in the North Atlantic, escorting convoy HX 148, HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Collinson, RNR (retired)) suffered a boiler explosion. 11 of the crew were killed in the incident. Candytuft was taken in tow. Repairs were completed at New York in February 1942. (1)
Frigate HMS Test (K 239)
26 May 1943
German U-boat U-436 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 43°49'N, 15°56'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and the corvette HMS Hyderabad (T/Lt. T. Cooper, RNR).
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