Michael Maynard Denny, RN
|Born||3 Oct 1896|
Retired: 28 Jul 1959
Warship Commands listed for Michael Maynard Denny, RN
|HMS Kenya (14)||Capt.||Light cruiser||18 Jul 1940||31 Mar 1942|
|HMS Victorious (38)||Capt.||Aircraft Carrier||8 Dec 1943||15 Aug 1945|
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Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious (38)
6 Jan 1944
Anti-shipping raid on the Norwegian coast with Furious. Their a/c attacked a convoy, sinking the transport Blaufuchs (ex Hans Leonhardt) and setting Sperrbrecher 181 on fire (the Sperrbrecher will sink at Stadlandet on 6/6 from accumulation of damage).
9 May 1945
While operating off Sakishima Gunto with TF 57, at 1657 hrs she was impacted by a suicide plane, which struck alongside the island then skidded along the deck and fell overboard. Its bomb exploded in the water and caused no damage. At 1656 hrs another suicide crashed into the deck, blowing a hole of 2.3 m? and causing a depression in the deck over an area of 13.3 m?, with ancillary damage to a bulkhead and a catapult. At 1657 hrs a third plane crashed to port but caused no damage. There were 3 killed and 19 wounded from the 3 impacts, Victorious was able to launch planes within 1 hour and land them 12 hours later, being back in full action within 2 days. Full repairs required 1 month.
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