Denis Guy Douglas Hall-Wright, RN
If you can help with photo or any information on this Officer please
use our comment form.
|16 Jun 1936|| ||Lt.|
|16 Jun 1944|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1948|| ||Cdr.|
Retired: 10 Oct 1962
Warship Commands listed for Denis Guy Douglas Hall-Wright, RN
|HMS Mohawk (F 31)||Lt.||Destroyer||16 Oct 1939||19 Oct 1939|
|HMS Versatile (D 32)||Lt.||Destroyer||Nov 1942||early 1943|
|HMS Wallace (L 64)||Lt.||Destroyer||16 Feb 1943||18 May 1943|
|HMS Duncan (D 99)||Lt.||Destroyer||10 Apr 1944||mid 1945|
We currently have no career / biographical information on this officer.
Events related to this officer
16 Oct 1939
While providing escort for a North Sea convoy on 16th October 1939, HMS Mohawk (Cdr R.F. Jolly, RN) was attacked by a German Ju-88 aircraft. Before the aircraft was destroyed, it released two bombs which fell to starboard (abreast of the bridge) and to port (abreast of the torpedo tubes). The bombs exploded on the surface of the sea well before most men had time to reach their action stations. Machine gun bullets and jagged metal splinters decimated the mooring party on the fo'c'sle, slashed through the bridge, the wheelhouse, the director and the communications system. The personnel manning the machine guns, the search light position and after control position were mowed down by the projectiles. Fifteen men were killed and thirty injured, mostly experienced officers. On the bridge, Cdr R.F. Jolly, RN suffered a mortal stomach wound. While denying the comfort of medical attention, and in great pain and suffering, he commanded his ship for 35 miles until she was safely in port. After being taken to hospital at South Queensferry, Scotland, he died several hours later. For his gallantry, the Captain was awarded the George Cross posthumously. The ship was patched up at Rosyth then made her way to the Hawthorn Leslie Yard on the Tyne river for permanent repairs and a refit.
You can help improve officers Denis Guy Douglas Hall-Wright's page
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this officer.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve his page.