Robert Kirk Dickson DSO, RN
|Born ||18 Feb 1898|
|Died ||17 Sep 1952||(54)|
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|2 Aug 1914|| ||Mid.|
|15 Nov 1916|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 Jul 1917|| ||S.Lt.|
|15 Feb 1919|| ||Lt.|
|15 Feb 1927|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1932|| ||Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1939|| ||Capt.|
|8 Jan 1949|| ||Rear-Admiral|
Retired: 22 Apr 1952
Warship Commands listed for Robert Kirk Dickson, RN
|HMS Manxman (M 70)||Capt.||Minelayer||15 Oct 1940||25 Dec 1942|
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1 Dec 1942 (position 36.39, 0.15)
At 17.05 hours on 1 December 1942 in position 36°39'N, 00°15'E German U-boat U-375 fired a spread of four torpedoes at HMS Manxman (Capt. R.K. Dickson, DSO, RN) identified as a London class cruiser and heard two hits after 51 seconds despite the fact that the British ship was zig-zagging at 21 knots. Two coups de grace fired at 17.41 and 18.42 hours missed. The severely damaged ship reached Oran under tow.
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