Michael Everard, RN

Born  23 Jun 1905
Died   1976(70)Malta

Ranks

15 Sep 1925 A/S.Lt.
15 Jun 1926 S.Lt.
1 Dec 1928 Lt.
1 Dec 1936 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1941 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.
30 Jun 1946 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1955


Decorations

1 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
9 Jun 1955 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Michael Everard, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Hawkins (D 86)Cdr.Heavy cruiser17 Mar 194216 Apr 1942
HMS Hawkins (D 86)Cdr.Heavy cruiser13 Jan 194319 Feb 1943
HMS Hawkins (D 86)Cdr.Heavy cruiser28 Jun 19431 Jul 1943
HMS Caradoc (D 60)Cdr.Light cruiser1 Jul 19438 Jul 1943
HMS Sussex (96)Cdr.Heavy cruiser29 Nov 194323 Jun 1944

Career information

HMS Marlborough 1923 Midshipman HMS Enterprise Sub Lieut. (Took the then Prince of Wales from Dar es Salaam to Brindisi) HMS Nelson 1939 Lt Commander HMS Warspite HMS Rodney HMS King George V Commander (sinking of the Bismark) HMS Sussex Acting Captain (1st ship to fire on V1's) HMS Implacable - Captain Pacific & end of war with Japan (transferring ex POW's to Australia) HMS Roseneath 1947-49 Captain (Winding up of combined Ops. Base in the Gareloch , Scotland) HMS Sheffield Captain 1950-53 (with C-in-C, West Indies) Malta 1953-55 Captain of the Fleet (Staff of C-in-C Mediterranean, Lord Mountbatten. Retired June 1955 Gold Coast - Celebrations Officer (i/c celebrations as the Gold Coast gained independence as Ghana) Takoradi, Ghana, 1958-61 Harbour Master. 1976 Died in Malta. Buried there in the Naval Cemetery.

Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (96)


30 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) is docked at Durban. (1)

1 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) is undocked. (2)

2 Dec 1943
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Durban for Kilindini. (3)

6 Dec 1943
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Kilindini. (3)

8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) and HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. (2)

9 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Kilindini. (2)

13 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Ramillies (Capt. G.B. Middleton, CBE, RN), heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN), light cruiser HMS Emerald (Capt. F.J. Wylie, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) departed Kilindini for a few days of exercises. (4)

16 Dec 1943
The battleship HMS Ramillies (Capt. G.B. Middleton, CBE, RN), heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN), light cruiser HMS Emerald (Capt. F.J. Wylie, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) returned to Kilindini after a few days of exercises.

Upon returning to harbour HMS Emerald and the destroyers carried out A/S exercises with HMS Osiris (T/Lt. M.H. Atkinson, RNR). (4)

21 Dec 1943
During 21/22 December 1943, HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini together with (at least) HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) and HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, DSC, RAN).

These included night exercises. (2)

27 Dec 1943
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Kilindini for Colombo. (2)

2 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Colombo. (5)

5 Jan 1944
HMS Newcastle (Capt. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.D. Read, CB, RN), HMS Kenya (Capt. C.L. Robertson, RN), HMS Ceylon (Capt. G.B. Amery-Parkes, RN) and HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Trincomalee or Colombo for several days of exercises. (6)

7 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Newcastle (Capt. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.D. Read, CB, RN), HMS Kenya (Capt. C.L. Robertson, RN), HMS Ceylon (Capt. G.B. Amery-Parkes, RN) and HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Trincomalee after exercises. (6)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Trincomalee for Fremantle. (5)

18 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Fremantle. (5)

23 Jan 1944
The troop transport Mooltan (British, 20952 GRT, built 1923) departed Fremantle for Bombay. She was escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN). (5)

4 Feb 1944
Around noon, HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN), turned over the escort of the troop transport Mooltan (British, 20952 GRT, built 1923) to HMS Redoubt (Lt.Cdr. N.E.G. Ropner, DSO, RN) which then continued on with the troopship towards Bombay while HMS Sussex set course to proceed to Colombo. (5)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Colombo after escort duty. (5)

12 Feb 1944
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Ceylon to make rendezvous with the troopship Ruys (Dutch, 14155 GRT, built 1937) coming from Bombay. (7)

14 Feb 1944
Around noon, HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN), took over the escort of the troop transport Ruys (Dutch, 14155 GRT, built 1937) from HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, DSO, RN). (7)

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) and the troopship Ruys (Dutch, 14155 GRT, built 1937) arrived at Fremantle. (7)

22 Feb 1944

Operation Sleuth.

Operation to intercept suspected German blockade runners to the south-west of Cocos Island.

On 22 August 1944 the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (Capt. R.L.B. Cunliffe, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral C. Moody, CB, RN), light cruiser HMNZS Gambia (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Rotherham (Capt. F.S.W. de Winton, RN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. G.A. Cox, RNN) departed Trincomalee to proceed to an area to the south-west of Cocos Island to search for suspected German blockade runners.

On 25 February 1944 the heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Fremantle to join these ships. She joined in the afternoon of 28 February 1944. HMNZS Gambia then proceeded to Fremantle arriving there on 2 March 1944.

HMS Illustrious, HMS Rotherham and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes arrived back at Trincomalee on 3 March 1944. HMS Sussex returned to Fremantle on 9 March 1944.

No enemy ships had been encountered. (8)

19 Mar 1944
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Fremantle to make rendezvous with the US troop transport USS Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932). (9)

20 Mar 1944
Shortly after noon, HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN), mae rendezvous with the US troop transport USS Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932). They then set course for Bombay. (9)

27 Mar 1944
At 0830 hours HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) and the US troopship USS Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932) made rendez-vous with the destroyers HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. O.H. Becher, DSC, RAN) and HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) which then took over the escort of the troopship to Bombay. HMS Sussex then set course for Colombo. (9)

29 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Colombo from escort duties. (9)

31 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Colombo for Bombay. (9)

2 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Bombay. (10)

4 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) is docked at Bombay. (10)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) is undocked. (10)

27 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Bombay. (10)

28 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Bombay for Trincomalee. (10)

1 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (11)

5 May 1944
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Trincomalee for Colombo. (11)

6 May 1944
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Colombo. Before entering harbour HA gunnery exercises were carried out. (11)

8 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Colombo for Aden. She is to return to the UK for refit and modernisation. (11)

13 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed for Suez later the same day. (11)

16 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Suez. She immediately transferred the Suez Canal northbound and arrived at Port Said later the same day. (11)

17 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) shifted from Port Said to Alexandria. (11)

18 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Alexandria for Algiers. (11)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Algiers. (11)

22 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Algiers for Scapa Flow. (11)

26 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (11)

27 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (11)

28 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (11)

6 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) departed Rosyth for Sheerness. (12)

7 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) arrived at Sheerness. (12)

9 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sussex (A/Capt. M. Everard, RN) was towed from Sheerness to the Chatham Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit and modernisation. (12)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/118609
  2. ADM 53/118610
  3. ADM 53/118610 + ADM 199/643
  4. ADM 53/117448 + ADM 53/118407 + ADM 53/118610
  5. ADM 53/120587
  6. ADM 53/119110 + ADM 53/119642 + ADM 53/120136 + ADM 53/120587
  7. ADM 53/120588
  8. ADM 199/1388
  9. ADM 53/120589
  10. ADM 53/120590
  11. ADM 53/120591
  12. ADM 53/120592

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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