Humfrey Greenwood Hopper DSO, RN

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Mar 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1917 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1919 Lt.
15 Nov 1927 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Retired: 25 Nov 1948


19 Dec 1944 DSO
4 Sep 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Humfrey Greenwood Hopper, RN

HMS Cheshire (F 18)A/Capt.Armed Merchant CruiserMay 194210 Nov 1942

Career information

Commander Humfrey Greenwood Hopper, Royal Navy was in command of HMS City of Durban as of 21 September 1939. HMS City of Durban was a 'Q' ship (U-boat trap) and later on an Armed Merchant Cruiser. While a Q ship she also used the cover name RFA Brutus. He served as her CO until March 1942.

Events related to this officer

Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Cheshire (F 18)

18 Aug 1942
At 18.52 hours on 18 August 1942 German U-boat U-214 fired four torpedoes at the convoy SL-118 from between the columns and claimed the sinking of four ships totalling 20,000 grt. In fact, one torpedo damaged HMS Cheshire (A/Capt. H.G. Hopper, RN) another sank the Hatarana and two torpedoes sank the Balingkar.

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