Denys Arthur Rayner DSC, RNVR
|Born||9 Feb 1908|
|Died||4 Jan 1967||(58)|
Retired: 20 Jun 1949
Warship Commands listed for Denys Arthur Rayner, RNVR
|HMS Verbena (K 85)||Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||14 Nov 1940||Sep 1942|
|HMS Shikari (D 85)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||15 Mar 1943||Oct 1943|
|HMS Warwick (D 25)||Cdr.||Destroyer||30 Oct 1943||20 Jan 1944|
|HMS Highlander (H 44)||Cdr.||Destroyer||20 Mar 1944||ca. Sep 44|
|HMS Pevensey Castle (K 449)||Cdr.||Corvette||Sep 1944||12 Dec 1944|
Towards the end of 1944 Rayner was appointed senior officer of a Castle corvette support group, the 30th Escort Group. He commanded the HMS Pevensey Castle (K 449) in that role.
In the closing months of the war he was stationed at Portsmouth serving with the Channel Command in a senior staff role.
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Destroyer HMS Shikari (D 85)
3 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR) picks up 7 survivors from the American merchant William Pierce Frye that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 March by German U-boat U-610 south of Iceland in position 56°57'N, 24°15'W.
Corvette HMS Pevensey Castle (K 449)
11 Nov 1944 (position 50.24, -9.10)
The depth charge attacks carried out by the British corvettes HMS Pevensey Castle (Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VD, RNVR), HMS Launceston Castle (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR), HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR) and HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J. Allon, RNR) south of Ireland, in position 50°24'N, 09°10'W, formerly credited with the destruction of the German U-boat U-1200, were actually made against a non-sub target.
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