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
Warship Commands listed for Geoffrey Alan Brooke Hawkins, RN
|HMS Queen of Bermuda (F 73)||Capt.||Armed Merchant Cruiser||6 Dec 1939||23 Apr 1941|
|HMS Kent (54)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||9 Jul 1943||22 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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