Charles Leslie Firth DSO, RN

Born  21 May 1900

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15 Jan 1921 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1922 Lt.
15 Apr 1930 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Cdr.
30 Jun 1941 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1950


1 Feb 1937 MVO
1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 Mar 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
27 Jun 1944 DSO
13 Mar 1945 Bar to DSO

Warship Commands listed for Charles Leslie Firth, RN

HMS Imogen (D 44)Cdr.Destroyer15 Jan 194016 Jul 1940
HMS Jackal (F 22)Cdr.Destroyer27 Aug 194011 Mar 1941
HMS Southern Prince (M 47)Cdr.Minelayer11 Mar 194119 May 1941
HMS Troubridge (R 00)Capt.DestroyerMay 194330 Sep 1944

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Destroyer HMS Troubridge (R 00)

19 Sep 1944 (position 36.27, 24.33)
German U-boat U-407 was sunk in the Mediterranean south of Milos, in position 36°27'N, 24°33'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Troubridge and HMS Terpsichore and the Polish destroyer ORP Garland.

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