James Claude Durie Esdaile OBE, RAN

Born  3 Oct 1899Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

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31 Dec 1912 Cadet
1 Jan 1917 Mid.
1 Sep 1918 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1920 Lt.
1 Feb 1928 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1933 Cdr.
1 Nov 1940 A/Capt.

Retired: 3 Oct 1959


1 Jan 1941 OBE
9 Oct 1945 CBE

Warship Commands listed for James Claude Durie Esdaile, RAN

HMAS Adelaide (D 47)A/Capt.Light cruiser4 Jun 194222 Jul 1944

Career information

Transferred to the Emergency List on 3 October 1949.

Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMAS Adelaide (D 47)

28 Nov 1942 (position -23.30, 99.21)
The Australian light cruiser HMAS Adelaide (A/Capt. J.C.D. Esdaile, OBE, RAN) and the Dutch light cruiser HrMs Jacob van Heemskerck (Capt. E.J. van Holthe, RNN) intercept the German blockade runner Ramses (7983 GRT) in the Indian Ocean about 830 nautical miles west-south-west of North West Cape, Australia in position 23°30'S, 99°21'E. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.

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