Robert Augustus Fell, RN

Born  2 Aug 1907

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1 Dec 1928 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1931 Lt.
1 Apr 1939 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.

Retired: 5 Apr 1957


10 Jun 1954 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Robert Augustus Fell, RN

HMS Skate (H 39)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Mar 194014 Jun 1940
HMS Ambuscade (D 38)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Jun 194016 May 1942
HMS Forester (H 74)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 May 1942mid 1942
HMS Foresight (H 68)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer3 Jul 194212 Aug 1942
HMS Relentless (H 85)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Oct 194218 Sep 1944
HMS Armada (R 14)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerMar 1945late 1946

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Destroyer HMS Ambuscade (D 38)

7 Dec 1940
The Dutch merchant Farmsum is torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 52°11'N, 22°56'W. HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) later picks up 15 survivors.

Destroyer HMS Relentless (H 85)

24 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) conducted D/G trials on the D/G range at Holy Loch. (1)

22 Sep 1943
HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) picks up 34 survivors of the American merchant Cornelia P. Spencer that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-188 about 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia in position 02°08'N, 50°10'E.

31 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The US troopship Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932) arrived at Bombay with her escorts; the destroyers HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. O.H. Becher, DSC, RAN) and HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN).

Destroyer HMS Armada (R 14)

15 Jun 1945
She was adopted by the town of Brentwood, Essex, UK. (2)


  1. ADM 53/115945
  2. Personal communication

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