Geoffrey Alan Brooke Hawkins DSC, RN

Born  13 Jul 1895
Died  5 Oct 1980(85)

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15 Jan 1913 Mid.
15 May 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1916 S.Lt.
15 Jul 1917 Lt.
15 Jul 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.
15 Aug 1950 Vice-Admiral
22 Oct 1953 Admiral (Retired)

Retired: 4 Dec 1952


24 Mar 1919 DSC
29 Jul 1925 MVO
30 Jan 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1949 CB
5 Jun 1952 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Geoffrey Alan Brooke Hawkins, RN

HMS Queen of Bermuda (F 73)Capt.Armed Merchant Cruiser6 Dec 193923 Apr 1941
HMS Kent (54)Capt.Heavy cruiser9 Jul 194322 Dec 1944

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Heavy cruiser HMS Kent (54)

12 Nov 1944 (position 58.20, 6.00)
HMS Kent (Flying the Flag of Adm. R.R. McGrigor, CB, DSO, RN) in company of light cruiser HMS Bellona, the destroyers HMS Myngs, HMS Zambesi, HMS Verulam and HMCS Algonquin, raided shipping south-east of Egersund, Norway.
At position 58°20'N, 06°00'E, the TF fell in with a German convoy, 4 freighters escorted by M 416, M 427, UJ 1221, UJ 1223, UJ 1713 and one more, unidentified auxiliary submarine chaser. Opening fire at 2300 hrs, the cruisers and destroyers sank 2 of the freighters and all the escorts above except the unidentified one.

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