John Walter Durnford, RN
|Born ||25 Oct 1891||London, England|
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|15 Jan 1909|| ||Mid.|
|21 Jan 1912|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|29 Feb 1912|| ||S.Lt.|
|28 Feb 1914|| ||Lt.|
|28 Feb 1922|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1927|| ||Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1935|| ||Capt.|
|7 Jul 1944|| ||Rear-Admiral|
|13 Jul 1948|| ||Vice-Admiral (retired)|
Retired: 12 Feb 1948
Warship Commands listed for John Walter Durnford, RN
|HMS Suffolk (55)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||24 Jul 1939||31 May 1940|
|HMS Resolution (09)||Capt.||Battleship||1 Aug 1942||10 Oct 1943|
On loan to RAN 1928-32, when executive officer Adelaide, Albatross, Brisbane, and commanded Australian destroyer flotilla; CSP Malta 1937-39: comd HMS Suffolk 1939-40; Second Member, Australian Commonwealth Naval Board (Melbourne) 1940-42; comd HMS Resolution 1942-43; Director of Naval Training, Admiralty, 1944-47 (Gill, G.H. Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942).
Events related to this officer
14 Apr 1940 (position 64.05, 8.00)
HMS Suffolk (Capt. J.W. Durnford, RN) sank the German tanker Skagerak (6044 GRT) north-west of Bod?, Norway in position 64°05'N, 08°00'E.
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