Claud Herbert Godwin DSO, RN

Born  3 Dec 1887

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15 Jan 1903 Cadet
30 Jun 1904 Mid.
30 Aug 1907 S.Lt.
28 Feb 1909 Lt.
28 Feb 1917 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1921 Cdr.
26 Dec 1933 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 26 Dec 1933


16 Aug 1915 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Claud Herbert Godwin, RN

HMS Springbank (F 50)Capt. (retired)Anti-Aircraft ship18 Nov 194027 Sep 1941

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Anti-Aircraft ship HMS Springbank (F 50)

10 Jun 1941
HMS Springbank makes her first operational launch as fighter catapult ship when the Fulmar fighter starts to intercept a sighted aircraft in the vicinity of convoy HX-129, but the enemy evades and the Fulmar lands in Belfast.

18 Sep 1941
HMS Springbank makes her second operational launch as fighter catapult ship and starts the Fulmar fighter to intercept a German Fw200 aircraft while escorting the convoy HG-73, but the enemy escapes its attacks. When the fighter lands at Gibraltar it is discovered that faulty ammunition had caused all but one of the guns to jam.

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