Donald Thorn Dowler DSC, RN

Born  28 Aug 1902


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Ranks

30 Mar 1923 S.Lt.
30 Oct 1924 Lt.
30 Oct 1932 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Decorations

11 Feb 1941 DSC
27 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Donald Thorn Dowler, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Khartoum (F 45)Cdr.Destroyer15 Sep 193923 Jun 1940
HMS Musketeer (G 86)Cdr.Destroyer16 Jun 1942Dec 1942

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Khartoum (F 45)


7 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) departed the Tyne for Portland where she was to work up. (1)

15 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) arrived at Portland where she was to conduct work up exercises. (1)

27 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her work up programme completed HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) shifted from Portland to Plymouth. (1)

30 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
after some repairs at the Devonport Dockyard HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) departed Plymouth for Belfast. (1)

1 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) arrived at Belfast. (1)

2 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) shifted from Belfast to the Clyde. (1)

2 Dec 1939
Early in the evening HMS Hood (Capt. Sir I.G. Glennie, RN) departed the Clyde to patrol north of the Faroer Islands to provide cover for ships of the Northern Patrol and convoy operations to and from Norway. She is escorted by HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) and HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN).

HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN). later joined at sea, probably on the 4th or the 5th.

In the afternoon of the 5th HMS Kashmir and HMS Khartoum parted company to refuel at Scapa Flow. They arrived there on the 6th and departed again the same day. They rejoined HMS Hood in the morning of the 7th after which HMS Kandahar and HMS Kingston parted company to refuel at Sullom Voe. They rejoined in the afternoon of the 8th. (2)

11 Dec 1939
Early in the evening HMS Hood (Capt. Sir I.G. Glennie, RN), HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) and HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN) arrived in the Clyde. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/2558
  2. ADM 53/109202

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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