Rupert Cyril Egan DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||11 Feb 1910||London, England|
|Died||27 Sep 1948||(38)||London, England|
Warship Commands listed for Rupert Cyril Egan, RN
|HMS Shearwater (L 39 / K 39)||Lt.||Patrol vessel||20 Jan 1941||29 Jul 1941|
|HMS Cotswold (L 54)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||27 Aug 1941||mid 1942|
|HMS Croome (L 62)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||Jul 1942||Jan 1943|
|HMS Petard (G 56)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||1 Jan 1943||late 1944|
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Escort destroyer HMS Croome (L 62)
4 Aug 1942 (position 32.28, 34.37)
German U-boat U-372 was sunk in the Mediterranean south-west of Haifa, in position 32°28'N, 34°37'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Sikh (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Zulu (Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Croome (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) and HMS Tetcott (Lt. R.H. Rycroft, RN) and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (221 Sqdn.).
Destroyer HMS Petard (G 56)
12 Feb 1944
While escorting Convoy KR-8 on 12 February 1944, Petard (Cdr Rupert Egan) destroyed the Japanese B1 type submarine I-27 after it had sunk SS Khedive Ismail with the loss of 1,297 people. HMS Petard in remarkable in that she was the only allied warship to sink a German, and Italian and a Japanese submarine during WW2. (1)
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