Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray DSC, RN
|Born ||20 Dec 1911||Hungerford, Berkshire, England|
|Died || 1997||(85)||North Dorset, Dorset, England|
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|1 May 1933|| ||S.Lt.|
|1 Jul 1935|| ||Lt.|
|1 Jul 1943|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1949|| ||Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1953|| ||Capt.|
|7 Jan 1963|| ||Rear-Admiral|
Retired: 10 Feb 1965
Warship Commands listed for Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray, RN
On 5 Jan 1938 Lieut Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray, R.N. was granted a temporary commission as a Flying Officer on attachment to the Royal Air Force (London Gazette, Jan 1938).
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2 May 1942
On 2 May 1942 the British merchant Jutland in convoy PQ-15 was torpedoed and damaged by a German torpedo aircraft of I/KG 26 south of Bear Island. One passenger was lost. The master, 53 crew members and eight passengers abandoned ship and were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Badsworth (Lt. G.T.S. Gray, DSC, RN) and landed at Murmansk on 6 May.
At 00.14 hours on 3 May 1942, the abandoned Jutland was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-251 in position 73°02'N, 19°46'E.
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