Trevylyan Michael Napier DSC, RN

Born  21 Jun 1901
Died  30 Aug 1940(39)Died off illness

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15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1922 Lt.
15 Oct 1930 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Cdr.


27 Aug 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Trevylyan Michael Napier, RN

HMS Jackal (F 22)Cdr.Destroyer14 Mar 193927 Aug 1940

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Destroyer HMS Jackal (F 22)

25 May 1940
At 0215 hours, HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) sighted a uboat submerging in position 52°15'N, 03°04'E. A pattern of depth charges was dropped and Jackal remained in the area to hunt the submarine.

HMS Gallant (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Harwich to join in the hunt.

The enemy submarine, which was the U-9 eventually managed to escape. (1)

28 Jul 1940
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) departed Immingham to join her sister ships HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) which were already on patrol.

In the evening HMS Jaguar and HMS Jupiter briefly escorted the light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D. McCarthy, RN) during her passage from Sheerness to Scapa Flow. (1)

1 Aug 1940
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) departed Immingham to reinforce HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN), which is on patrol, for the night. Early on August, 2nd however she has to return to port with damage to her port propeller and starboard propeller shaft. (1)


  1. ADM 199/375

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