Walter John Phipps OBE, RN

Born  29 Jul 1899

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Jul 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1918 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1919 Lt.
15 Dec 1927 Lt.Cdr.
23 Nov 1942 A/Cdr.
29 Jul 1944 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 23 Jul 1944


23 Dec 1939 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jul 1940 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Walter John Phipps, RN

HMS Woolston (L 49)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer5 Sep 193924 Apr 1941
HMS Montrose (D 01)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Sep 194116 Oct 1943
HMS Limbourne (L 57)A/Cdr.Escort destroyer20 Oct 194323 Oct 1943
HMS Mackay (D 70)Cdr. (retired)Destroyer1 Dec 1944mid 1945

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Destroyer HMS Woolston (L 49)

21 Oct 1939
HMS Woolston (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Phipps, RN) picks up 4 survivors from the British merchant Orsa that was sunk after hitting a mine about 15 miles 150° from Flamborough Head. The mine was laid on 5 September 1939 by German U-boat U-15.

Destroyer HMS Montrose (D 01)

7 Nov 1941
Around 0800A/7, HMS Montrose (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Phipps, OBE, RN), departed Scapa Flow for Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh), where she arrived around 1700A/7. (1)


  1. ADM 199/399

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