Robert William Jocelyn, RN
|Born||4 Dec 1909||Tollymore, Northern Ireland|
|Died||18 Oct 1993||(83)||Newcastle, Northern Ireland|
Retired: 7 Jan 1960
Warship Commands listed for Robert William Jocelyn, RN
|HMS Achates (i) (H 12)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||10 Aug 1940||late 1941|
|HMS Panther (G 41)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||25 Oct 1941||9 Oct 1943|
|HMS Quality (G 62)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Jun 1944||Sep 1945|
Robert William Jocelyn was also known as the Viscount Jocelyn (the 9th Earl of Roden)
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Achates (i) (H 12)
21 May 1941
The British battlecruiser Hood (Capt. R. Kerr, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral L.E. Holland, CB, RN) and the battleship Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) were ordered to proceed to Hvalfjord, Iceland as the German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen were spotted by air reconnaissance at Bergen, Norway. As there were indications that these two were going to 'set sail' for a raid on the ocean trade routes.
The two British capital ships were escorted by the destroyers HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN), HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN), HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN), HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSO, RN), HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN) and HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. R.B.N. Hicks, DSO, RN).
8 Jun 1941
The British merchant Kingston Hill is torpedoed and sunk southwest of the Cape Verde Islands in position 09°35'N, 29°40'W by German U-boat U-38. HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN) later picks up 16 survivors.
25 Jul 1941 (position 64.11, -13.00)
While taking position in the screen of the carriers preparing to launch an air strike against Kirkenes/Petsamo, HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn, RN) was mined and severely damaged off the Seidisfjord, Iceland in position 64°11'N, 13°00'W. Achates was under repair until mid-March 1942.
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