William Nelson Mitchell Faichney DSO, RNR
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Retired: 31 Jul 1951
Warship Commands listed for William Nelson Mitchell Faichney, RNR
|HMS Pearl (T 22)||Lt.Cdr.||ASW Trawler||5 Jul 1940||7 Sep 1940|
|HMS Rhododendron (K 78)||Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||8 Sep 1940||Feb 1941|
|HMS Armeria (K 187)||Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||Feb 1941||18 Apr 1941|
|HMS Rhododendron (K 78)||Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||Apr 1941||5 Sep 1941|
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Corvette HMS Rhododendron (K 78)
21 Nov 1940 (position 56.28, -14.13)
German U-boat U-103 was attacked with depth charges by the British corvette HMS Rhododendron (Lt.Cdr. W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) north-west of Ireland, in position 56°28'N, 14°13'W. This attack is often credited with the destruction of U-104, this is however not the case and the cause of U-104's loss is still not clear.
21 Nov 1940
Rhododendron (Lt.Cdr. W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) picks up 36 survivors from the British merchant Daydawn that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-103 about 250 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 56°30'N, 14°10'W.
17 Jan 1941
HMS Rhododendron (Lt.Cdr. W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) is damaged when she detonates a mine in Liverpool harbour. She was out of service for about three months.
28 Jul 1941
The British merchant Lapland is torpedoed and sunk north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 40°36'N, 15°30'W by German U-boat U-203. 26 survivors were later picked up by HMS Rhododendron (Lt.Cdr. W.N.H. Faichney, DSO, RNR).
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