John Percival Scatchard DSC, RN
|Born||5 Sep 1910|
Retired: 19 Aug 1964
Warship Commands listed for John Percival Scatchard, RN
|HMS Garth (L 20)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||9 Sep 1941||Jul 1943|
|HMS Termagent (R 89)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||9 Aug 1943||Sep 1945|
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Escort destroyer HMS Garth (L 20)
20 Nov 1941
Escorting convoy FS.50 off the east Coast and scouting 5 nautical miles ahead for S-boote. Due to unserviceable radar, she ran headlong into another anti-S-boote patrol and was taken under fire by destroyer Campbell, sustaining 2 dead and damage to the steam lines, which compelled her returning to port in tow.
17 Feb 1943
HMS Garth (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) sank the German motor torpedo boat (S-boat) S-71 93 tons with gunfire and ramming off Lowesoft.
Destroyer HMS Termagent (R 89)
21 May 1944 (position 38.13, 16.36)
German U-boat U-453 was sunk in the Ionian Sea north-east of Cape Spartivento, in position 38°13'N, 16°36'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and the British escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale (Lt. C.J. Bateman, RN).
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