Henry Bramhall Ellison DSO, RN

Born  9 Nov 1900

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1 May 1917 Mid.
15 Sep 1919 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1920 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1921 Lt.
15 Jun 1929 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1952


11 Jul 1940 DSO
1 Jan 1951 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Henry Bramhall Ellison, RN

HMS Fowey (L 15 / U 15)Cdr.Sloop18 Jul 19386 Aug 1940

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Sloop HMS Fowey (L 15 / U 15)

30 Jan 1940 (position 48.37, -7.48)
On 30 January 1940 the German U-boat U-55 attacked convoy OA-80G south-west of the Isles of Scilly and sank two ships, but was sunk by depth charges from HMS Fowey (Cdr. H.B. Ellison, RN), HMS Whitshed (Cdr. E.R. Conder, RN) and a British Sunderland aircraft (228 Sqn RAF/Y) in position 48°37'N, 07°48'W.

15 Jun 1940
HMS Fowey (Cdr. H.B. Ellison, RN) picks up 16 survivors from the Norwegian tanker Italia that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-38 about 60 miles west of the Scilly Isles in position 50°37'N, 08°44'W.

21 Jun 1940
The British tanker San Fernando is torpedoed and damaged about 50 miles south-south-west of Cape Clear in position 50°20'N, 10°24'W by German U-boat U-47. The tanker was taken in tow by tugs but sank the next day. HMS Fowey (Cdr. H.B. Ellison, RN) and HMS Sandwich (Cdr. M.J. Yeatman, RN) together pick up 49 survivors.

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