Henry Graham Dudley de Chair DSC, RN

Born  10 Sep 1905


16 Oct 1928 Lt.
16 Oct 1936 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1943 Cdr.

Retired: 10 Sep 1955


22 Dec 1942 DSC
14 Sep 1945 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Henry Graham Dudley de Chair, RN

HMS Thracian (D 86)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Aug 193812 Nov 1940
HMS Vimy (D 33)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 May 19411 Dec 1942
HMS Venus (R 50)Cdr.Destroyer16 Oct 194416 Dec 1945

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Destroyer HMS Vimy (D 33)

21 Sep 1941
The Italian submarine Luigi Torelli is heavily damaged by depth charges from HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN) while escorting the convoy HG-73 in the North Atlantic.

The loss of the Italian submarine Alessandro Malaspina that is often credited to HMS Vimy is incorrect. Her fate was revised in March 2004 by Dr. Axel Niestlé and Eric Zimmerman.

3 Sep 1942 (position 12.21, -59.29)
German U-boat U-162 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic north-east of Trinidad, in position 12°21'N, 59°29'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN), HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, DSC, RN).

18 Sep 1942
HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN) picks up 17 survivors of the American merchant West Lashaway that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-66 about 375 miles east of Trinidad on 30 August.

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