John Malcolm Rodgers, RN

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15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1922 Lt.
15 Dec 1930 Lt.Cdr.
2 Jul 1946 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 2 Jul 1946


23 Dec 1939 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
26 Sep 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Malcolm Rodgers, RN

HMS Whirlwind (i) (D 30)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer10 Oct 19395 Jul 1940
HMS Richmond (G 88)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer15 Jan 1942mid 1942
HMS Watchman (D 26)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer4 Jul 1942mid 1943
HMS Vesper (D 55)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer8 May 19431 Apr 1944

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Destroyer HMS Whirlwind (i) (D 30)

30 Oct 1939 (position 50.07, -10.36)
HMS Walpole (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, RN) and HMS Whirlwind (Lt.Cdr. M.B. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) scuttle the British merchant Bronte with gunfire in position 50°07'N, 10°36'W. HMS Walpole takes on board the 42 crewmembers of the Bronte.

The Bronte was torpedoed and damaged on 27 October 1939 by German U-boat U-34 180 nautical miles west of Lands End in position 49°30'N, 12°15'W.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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