George Vivian Barnett Faulkner, RN

Born  18 Mar 1897

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31 Jul 1914 Mid.
15 May 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1916 S.Lt.
15 Jan 1918 A/Lt.
15 Feb 1918 Lt.
15 Feb 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
12 Feb 1942 A/Capt.

Retired: 18 Mar 1947


Warship Commands listed for George Vivian Barnett Faulkner, RN

HMS Dragon (D 46)A/Capt.Light cruiser26 May 194226 Jul 1942
HMS Hecla (i) (F 20)A/Capt.Destroyer Depot Ship2 Nov 194212 Nov 1942
HMS Abercrombie (F 109)A/Capt.Monitor31 Dec 1942late 1943
HMS Ravager (D 70)A/Capt.Escort Carrier16 May 194423 Oct 1945

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Monitor HMS Abercrombie (F 109)

9 Sep 1943
Around 1700 hours on this day HMS Abercrombie (A/Capt. G.V.B. Faulkner, RN) drifted into an unswept area and hit a mine amidships. She was supporting the Salerno landings at this moment. It exploded under the starboard bulge abreast of the tripod foremast. The mine opened a hole measuring 20 feet by 12 feet and she took a list of 10 degrees, however, with prompt counter-flooding, she again achieved trim. There was little damage inboard of the bulge. The most significant damage occurred to the fittings. Radar and the main director were put out of commission. She was no longer capable of indirect fire and it was feared that use of the main armament would further weaken her. Her machinery was undamaged so two days later she left for Palermo. She then went to Bizerta and finally to the Taranto dockyard on 7 October.

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