Robert Alastair Ewing DSC, RN

Born  10 Apr 1909

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1 Sep 1929 A/S.Lt.
1 Apr 1930 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1931 Lt.
1 Oct 1939 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Cdr.
31 Dec 1947 Capt.
7 Jan 1957 Rear-Admiral
22 Jul 1960 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 9 Aug 1962


1 Jan 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1943 DSC
13 Jun 1959 CB
1 Jan 1962 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Robert Alastair Ewing, RN

HMS Cattistock (L 35)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer< Aug 4024 Jun 1941
HMS Offa (G 29)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer29 Jul 194112 Mar 1943
HMS Diomede (D 92)Cdr.Light cruiser9 Aug 194318 Feb 1945
HMS Cheviot (R 90)Cdr.Destroyer1 May 194516 Jun 1947

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Destroyer HMS Offa (G 29)

14 Sep 1942
HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing, RN) picks up survivors from the British tanker Atheltemplar that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-457 southwest of Bear Island.

The wreck of the Atheltemplar and later sunk by German U-boat U-408 with a few rounds from the 88mm gun.

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