Cyril George Bucknill Coltart, RN

Born  9 May 1889


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Ranks

15 Jan 1906 Mid.
15 May 1909 A/S.Lt.
15 Jun 1909 S.Lt.
31 Dec 1911 Lt.
31 Dec 1919 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1925 Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Capt.
10 Dec 1939 Commodore

Retired: 6 Feb 1942


Decorations

17 Jun 1939 CVO

Warship Commands listed for Cyril George Bucknill Coltart, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Despatch (D 30)Capt.Light cruiser10 Dec 193926 Feb 1940
HMS Diomede (D 92)CommodoreLight cruiser26 Feb 194020 May 1940
HMS Hecla (i) (F 20)CommodoreDestroyer Depot Ship30 Sep 1940early 1942

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Diomede (D 92)


29 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1700R/29, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) and HMAS Perth (Capt. H.B. Farncomb, RAN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for the Panama Canal. (1)

2 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) and HMAS Perth (Capt. H.B. Farncomb, RAN) transited the Panama Canal westbound.

HMS Diomede immediately left for a patrol along the west coast of South America.

HMAS Perth departed the following morning for Papeete while en-route to Sydney. (1)

10 Mar 1940
During the night of 10/11 March 1940, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN), fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937) in San Nicolas Bay, Peru. (2)

13 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) arrived at Callao / Lima, Peru. (2)

16 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Callao to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (2)

23 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) arrived at Antofagasta, Chile. (2)

24 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Antofagasta to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (2)

29 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) arrived at Valparaíso, Chile. (2)

31 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Valparaíso to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (2)

1 Apr 1940
Duning the night of 1/2 April 1940, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN), fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937) in Arauco Bay, Chile. (3)

8 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) arrived at Arica, Chile. (3)

9 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Arica, Chile to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (3)

13 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Duning the night of 13/14 April 1940, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN), fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937) in San Juan Bay, Peru. (3)

15 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) arrived at Callao / Lima, Peru. (3)

16 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Callao to continue her patrol along the coast of South America. (3)

22 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the morning, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN), fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937) in Sechura Bay, Peru. (3)

25 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) anchored of Talara, Paru. (3)

26 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Talara to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (3)

30 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937) in Sechura Bay, Peru.

HMS Diomede remained in Sechura Bay for repairs to her port engine. (3)

2 May 1940
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) conducted a trial run of Sechura Bay. It became evident that more repairs were needed and Diomede had to return. (4)

3 May 1940
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) proceeded from Sechura Bay, Peru to Paita, Peru where she anchored. (4)

4 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Paita, Peru to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (4)

7 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) arrived at Callao, Peru. (4)

8 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN) departed Callao, Peru to continue her patrol along the west coast of South America. (4)

12 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the late afternoon / early evening, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN), fuelled from the RFA tanker Bishopdale (8406 GRT, built 1937) in Parita Bay, Panama.

On completion they proceeded to the Panama Canal which they entered around 0915R/13. They exited the Canal on the east side around 2030R/13. HMS Diomede then set course for Bermuda. (4)

17 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1000Q/17, HMS Diomede (Commodore C.G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN), arrived at Bermuda. (4)

20 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Diomede (A/Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN) departed Bermuda for Halifax. (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/112020 + ADM 199/367
  2. ADM 53/112021
  3. ADM 53/112022
  4. ADM 53/112023

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


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