Philip Louis Vian DSO, RN
|Born||15 Jun 1894|
|Died||27 May 1968||(73)|
Retired: 1 Jun 1952
Warship Commands listed for Philip Louis Vian, RN
|HMS Mackay (D 70)||Capt.||Destroyer||3 Aug 1939||26 Sep 1939|
|HMS Afridi (F 07)||Capt.||Destroyer||1 Jan 1940||18 Jan 1940|
|HMS Cossack (i) (F 03)||Capt.||Destroyer||18 Jan 1940||29 Mar 1940|
|HMS Afridi (F 07)||Capt.||Destroyer||29 Mar 1940||3 May 1940|
|HMS Cossack (i) (F 03)||Capt.||Destroyer||21 May 1940||10 Jul 1941|
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Destroyer HMS Cossack (i) (F 03)
4 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0900A/4, HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh) where they arrived around 1630A/4. (1)
25 May 1941
The 4th Destroyer Flotilla comprising the British destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) and the Polish destroyer Piorun (Cdr. E. Plawski, Polish Navy) was escorting convoy WS-8B when they received an order to leave the convoy and take part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck. (2)
- ADM 199/399 + ADM 199/411
- Personal communication
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