William Nelson Mitchell Faichney DSO, RNR

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6 Jul 1927 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1930 Lt.
15 Nov 1938 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 31 Jul 1951


4 Mar 1941 DSO

Warship Commands listed for William Nelson Mitchell Faichney, RNR

HMS Pearl (T 22)Lt.Cdr.ASW Trawler5 Jul 19407 Sep 1940
HMS Rhododendron (K 78)Lt.Cdr.Corvette8 Sep 1940Feb 1941
HMS Armeria (K 187)Lt.Cdr.CorvetteFeb 194118 Apr 1941
HMS Rhododendron (K 78)Lt.Cdr.CorvetteApr 19415 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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