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George Herbert Knowles

RNR. British

Born  30 Nov 1881Gomersal
Died  1 Apr 1961(79)


14 Mar 1916Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Mar 1918DSO

Roster information listed for George Herbert Knowles

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
AthelviscountMotor tankerCommodore 2nd Class (Rear-Admiral)22 Mar 1942U-202

Personal information

Son of G.H. Knowles, Gomersal. George Herbert Knowles joined the Royal Navy in December 1897 and commanded several destroyers during the First World War, participating in the Battle of Jutland as commander of HMS Goshawk. He was mentioned in despatches for services in the evacuation of Gallipoli and awarded a DSO for his services in destroyer and torpedo boat flotillas. Retired as Rear-Admiral in October 1933. Recalled to active duty as commodore for convoys from November 1939 until April 1942. He then became naval officer in charge of the RN base at Lowestoft until his retirement on 1 Feb, 1945.

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