Gerald Douglas Yates, RN
|Born ||22 Jul 1893|
|Died ||29 Oct 1954||(61)|
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|15 Jan 1911|| ||Mid.|
|15 May 1913|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 Mar 1914|| ||S.Lt.|
|15 Mar 1916|| ||Lt.|
|15 Mar 1924|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1929|| ||Cdr.|
|31 Dec 1936|| ||Capt.|
Retired: 21 Nov 1945
Warship Commands listed for Gerald Douglas Yates, RN
|HMS Penelope (97)||Capt.||Light cruiser||17 Aug 1939||12 Sep 1940|
|HMS Ameer (D 01)||Capt.||Escort Carrier||May 1943||9 Jul 1944|
Capt Gerald Yates left HMS Ameer
9/7/44 to the sick list. Between the commands of HMS Penelope & HMS Ameer he was Superintendent of Flinders Naval Depot 12/40-12/42.
Events related to this officer
11 Apr 1940
HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Yates, RN) entered Vestfjord to support the attack of British destroyers against the German destroyer flotilla of Commodore Bonte at Narvik, but on the way in the cruiser ran aground on rocks off Fleinver and was badly damaged. She was towed clear by the British destroyer HMS Eskimo (Cdr. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO, RN).
While executing temporary repairs, she was attacked by German bombers, which obtained 4 near-misses to port, within 13 metres of the hull, exacerbating the damage already sustained by hitting the rocks. Penelope eventually reached the Tyne but was under repairs until 7 July 1941.
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