Harold Robson Conway, RN

Born  10 Jan 1901


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Ranks

15 Sep 1921 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1923 Lt.
15 Sep 1931 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Retired: 1 Jan 1951


Decorations

16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Harold Robson Conway, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Otway (N 51)Cdr.Submarine2 Aug 19395 Mar 1940
HMS Titania (F 32)Cdr.Submarine Depot ShipDec 194112 Jun 1942
HMS Cyclops (F 31)A/Capt.Submarine Depot Ship5 Apr 194330 Oct 1944
HMS Largs (F 43)A/Capt.Ocean boarding vessel13 Nov 1944Aug 1945
HMS Bulolo (F 82)A/Capt.Armed Merchant CruiserAug 1945Dec 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Otway (N 51)


24 Aug 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar.

For the daily positions of HMS Otway during this passage see the map below.

(1)

29 Aug 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) made a short stop Gibraltar to fuel. She departed for Malta later the same day. (1)

2 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) arrived at Malta. (2)

4 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (2)

7 Sep 1939
During 7 and 8 September 1939, HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN), conducted exercises off Malta togerther with HMS Ouse. These included night exercises. (2)

13 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (2)

16 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) and HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN). (2)

19 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Porpoise (Cdr. G.W.G. Simpson, RN) and HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN). (2)

22 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN). (2)

26 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (2)

27 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (2)

28 Sep 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria.

For the daily positions of HMS Otway during this passage see the map below.

(2)

2 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (3)

6 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (3)

7 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (3)

9 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. This included a practice attack on HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Yates, RN). (3)

19 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises with several trawlers. (3)

20 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (3)

21 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises with several trawlers. (3)

23 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises with several destroyers and aircraft. (3)

24 Oct 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises with aircraft. (3)

1 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. R. Sheridan-Patterson, RN). (4)

3 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises together with HMS Fowey (Cdr. H.B. Ellison, RN) and aircraft. (4)

4 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises together with aircraft. (4)

6 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises with several trawlers. (4)

8 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These included A/S exercises with an A/S trawler. (4)

15 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS Otway during this passage see the map below.

(4)

20 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) arrived at Malta. (4)

29 Nov 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN). (4)

1 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Diana (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Le Geyt, RN). (5)

2 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. This included a practice attack on HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Yates, RN). (5)

5 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Wellington (Cdr. R.E. Hyde-Smith, RN). (5)

10 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Wellington (Cdr. R.E. Hyde-Smith, RN). (5)

11 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Diana (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Le Geyt, RN). (5)

14 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Ouse and HMS Coral. (5)

17 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Sikh (Cdr. J.A. Giffard, RN). (5)

18 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Capetown (Capt. T.H. Back, RN), HMS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Cant, RAN) and HMS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN). (5)

19 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Arethusa (Capt. Q.D. Grahan, RN), HMS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Cant, RAN) and HMS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN). (5)

20 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Arethusa (Capt. Q.D. Grahan, RN), HMS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Cant, RAN) and HMS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN). (5)

21 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. This included a practice attack on HMS Malaya (Capt. I.B.B. Tower, DSC, RN) and A/S exercises with HMS HMS Coral and HMS Beryl. (5)

25 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Scarborough (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, RN) and HMS Beryl. (5)

28 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Beryl and later with HMS Daring (Cdr. S.A. Cooper, RN). (5)

2 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar.

For the daily positions of HMS Otway during this passage see the map below.

(6)

8 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (6)

11 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

12 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

14 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

15 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

16 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

17 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

20 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

22 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

23 Jan 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (6)

6 Feb 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) departed Gibralter as escort for convoy HGF 18.

No log is available for this period so no map for this passage can be displayed. (7)

13 Feb 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) and HMS Gossamer (Cdr. R.C. Haskett-Smith, RN) left convoy HGF 18 together. Both then proceeded to Portsmouth. (7)

14 Feb 1940
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) arrived at Portsmouth where she joined the 5th Submarine Flotilla for training purposes as no logs for February to April 1940 are available her exact tasks at Portsmouth are unknown to us. (7)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15877
  2. ADM 173/15878
  3. ADM 173/15879
  4. ADM 173/15880
  5. ADM 173/15881
  6. ADM 173/16388
  7. ADM 199/2564

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


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