Michael Maynard Denny, RN

Born  3 Oct 1896


15 May 1914 Mid.
15 Mar 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1916 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1917 Lt.
15 Oct 1925 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Capt.
5 Jul 1945 Rear-Admiral
22 Oct 1948 Vice-Admiral
22 Apr 1952 Admiral

Retired: 28 Jul 1959


7 Jun 1940 CB
1 Jan 1944 CBE
30 May 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 Oct 1945 DSO
8 Jun 1950 KCB
10 Jun 1954 GCB

Warship Commands listed for Michael Maynard Denny, RN

HMS Kenya (14)Capt.Light cruiser18 Jul 194031 Mar 1942
HMS Victorious (38)Capt.Aircraft Carrier8 Dec 194315 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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