Joseph Eric Woolfenden RD, RNR

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30 Oct 1933 S.Lt.
25 May 1935 Lt.
??? A/Lt.Cdr.
25 May 1943 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1950 Cdr.
30 Jun 1958 Capt.

Retired: 2 Jun 1964


Sep 1942 RD

Warship Commands listed for Joseph Eric Woolfenden, RNR

HMS Loch Monteith (FY 135)Lt.ASW Trawler27 Mar 194014 Jun 1940
HMS Loch Oskaig (FY 175)Lt.ASW Trawler14 Jun 194018 Oct 1940
HMS Hydrangea (K 39)Lt.CorvetteOct 19401 May 1943
HMS Ettrick (K 254)A/Lt.Cdr.Frigate24 May 194330 Dec 1943
HMS Halladale (K 417)Lt.Cdr.Frigate3 Apr 19441 Oct 1945

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Corvette HMS Hydrangea (K 39)

3 Aug 1941 (position 50.30, -19.35)
German U-boat U-401 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°30'N, 19°35'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Hydrangea (Lt. J.E. Woolfenden, RNR).

5 Aug 1941
HMS Hydrangea (Lt. J.E. Woolfenden, RNR) picks up 36 survivors from the British merchant Cape Rodney that foundered west of Ushant in position 52°44'N, 11°41'W after being torpedoed and damaged west of Ireland in position 53°26'N, 15°40'W by German U-boat U-75.

Hydrangea also picks up 39 survivors from the British merchant Harlingen that was torpedoed and sunk by U-75 in the same attack.

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