Sydney Keith Smyth OBE, RN
|Born||4 Jan 1884|
Retired: 12 Feb 1930
Warship Commands listed for Sydney Keith Smyth, RN
|HMS Scotstoun||Capt. (retired)||Armed Merchant Cruiser||2 Sep 1939||13 Jun 1940|
|HMS Milford (L 51 / U 51)||Capt. (retired)||Sloop||3 Aug 1940||22 Feb 1941|
|HMS Enterprise (D 52)||Capt. (retired)||Light cruiser||2 Oct 1944||24 Oct 1944|
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Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Scotstoun ()
19 Oct 1939 (position 66.30, -23.00)
The German tanker Biscaya (6386 GRT) is intercepted and captured in the Denmark Strait in position 66°30'N, 23°00'W by the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Scotstoun (Capt. S.K. Smyth, RN).
19 Nov 1939 (position 58.45, -14.10)
HMS Scotstoun (Capt. S.K. Smyth, RN) captures the German merchant Eilbeck (2185 GRT) north-west of Ireland in position 58°45'N, 14°10'W.
Sloop HMS Milford (L 51 / U 51)
20 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Milford (Capt.(Retd.) S.K. Smyth, RN) is undocked at Lagos. (1)
8 Nov 1940
HMS Milford (Capt. S.K. Smyth, RN (retired)) is torpedoed by the Vichy French submarine Poncelet north of Port Gentil. The torpedo however did not explode. Poncelet is damaged by depth charges from Milford and is scuttled by her own crew in position 00°20'S, 08°50'E. (2)
- ADM 199/388
- Personal communication
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