Alex Colin Chapman, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 8 Jul 1949
Warship Commands listed for Alex Colin Chapman, RN
|HMS Arethusa (26)||Capt.||Light cruiser||14 May 1941||17 Nov 1942|
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Light cruiser HMS Arethusa (26)
30 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Arethusa (Capt. A.C. Chapman, RN) departed Kilindini for Aden. (1)
2 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Arethusa (Capt. A.C. Chapman, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed for Suez later the same day. (2)
5 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1220C/5, HMS Arethusa (Capt. A.C. Chapman, RN), arrived at Suez (2)
17 Nov 1942
17 November 1942 / 20 November 1942; Operation Stone Age;
On the 18th HMS Arethusa (Capt. A.C. Chapman, RN) was hit by a aerial torpedo. She was heavily damaged and towed back to Alexandria. 156 men lost their lives during this attack. She was patched up and later went to the Charleston Navy Yard in the USA for full repairs. These repairs were not completed until December 1943. Capt. Chapman was severely burnt in this attack.
The convoy arrived safe at Malta on the 20th. This meant the end of the Malta siege.
- ADM 53/115347
- ADM 53/115348
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