Anthony Follett Pugsley DSO, RN
|Born||7 Dec 1901|
Retired: 2 Jun 1954
Warship Commands listed for Anthony Follett Pugsley, RN
|HMS Javelin (F 61)||Cdr.||Destroyer||8 May 1939||late 1940|
|HMS Fearless (H 67)||Cdr.||Destroyer||28 Dec 1940||23 Jul 1941|
|HMS Paladin (G 69)||Cdr.||Destroyer||25 Sep 1941||4 Jan 1943|
|HMS Jervis (F 00)||Capt.||Destroyer||7 Jan 1943||22 Jun 1943|
|HMS Trafalgar (R 77)||Capt.||Destroyer||9 Jul 1945||29 Nov 1946|
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Destroyer HMS Jervis (F 00)
2 Jun 1943
The Italian torpedo boat Castore (652 tons) left Taranto at 2000hours on 31 May 1943 as escort of the Italian merchants Postumia (595 GRT) and Vragnizza (1592 GRT) heading for Messina. Around 0140 hours on 2 June 1943 while off Cape Spartivento this convoy was attacked with gunfire by the British destroyer HMS Jervis (Capt. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga (Lt.Cdr. G. Blessas, DSO, RHN). The two Allied destroyers opened fire at 2000 yds and in the resulting action the Castore was sunk (around 0315 hours) and the two merchants were damaged. According to the war diaries of the Seekriegsleitung both merchant vessels are reported to have arrived in Messina at 1630 hours on 3 June. Other sources give that Postumia went ashore and was later raised and repaired.
During the engagement Jervis and Vasilissa Olga were assisted by allied aircraft that illuminated the targets by firing flares.
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