Eric William Longley Longley-Cook DSO, RN

Born  6 Oct 1898


2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Mar 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1917 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1919 Lt.
15 Jun 1927 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Capt.
8 Jan 1948 Rear-Admiral
1 May 1951 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 15 Sep 1951


6 Apr 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 Dec 1943 CBE
28 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
27 Mar 1945 DSO
14 Aug 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
2 Jan 1950 CB

Warship Commands listed for Eric William Longley Longley-Cook, RN

HMS Caradoc (D 60)Capt.Light cruiser31 Jul 19398 Jun 1940
HMS Argonaut (61)Capt.Light cruiser21 Apr 19426 Jan 1943
HMS Argonaut (61)Capt.Light cruiser27 Oct 194310 Jan 1945

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Light cruiser HMS Caradoc (D 60)

23 Oct 1939
The British light cruiser HMS Orion (Capt. H.R.G. Kinahan, RN) and the Canadian destroyer HMCS Saguenay (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Miles, RCN) intercept the German tanker Emmy Friedrich (4372 GRT) in the Yukatan Strait west of Tampico. When the British light cruiser HMS Caradoc (Capt. E.W.L. Longley-Cook, RN) also arrived on the scene the Germans scuttled their own ship to prevent her capture.

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