Edward Desmond Bewley McCarthy DSO, RN

Born  15 Nov 1893St Giles, London, England
Died  8 Jun 1966(72)Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

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15 Feb 1916 Lt.
15 Feb 1924 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1929 Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Capt.
7 Jul 1944 Rear-Admiral
2 Sep 1948 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 15 Dec 1950


27 Jun 1941 DSO
11 Nov 1941 Bar to DSO
3 Feb 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
18 Dec 1945 CB
2 Jan 1950 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Edward Desmond Bewley McCarthy, RN

HMS Ajax (22)Capt.Light cruiser22 Apr 194027 Nov 1941
HMS Anson (79)Capt.Battleship29 Jul 1943mid 1944

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Light cruiser HMS Ajax (22)

9 Jun 1941
During the British operations against Vichy-French held Syria, the Vichy-French submarine Caiman narrowly misses the British light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D. McCarthy, RN).

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