Edward Albert Gibbs DSO, RN

Born  21 Apr 1903

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15 Sep 1923 A/S.Lt.
30 Apr 1924 S.Lt.
30 Apr 1926 Lt.
30 Apr 1934 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Cdr.
31 Dec 1946 Capt.

Retired: 11 Feb 1949


23 Dec 1939 DSO
21 Mar 1941 Bar to DSO
22 Dec 1942 2nd Bar to DSO
6 Jul 1943 3rd Bar to DSO

Warship Commands listed for Edward Albert Gibbs, RN

HMS Fortune (H 70)Cdr.Destroyer15 Jul 19392 Nov 1940
HMS Pathfinder (G 10)Cdr.Destroyer6 Jan 1942Nov 1943

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Destroyer HMS Fortune (H 70)

20 Sep 1939 (position 58.35, -9.02)
German U-boat U-27 was sunk in the North Atlanic west of Hebrides, in position 58°35'N, 09°02'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Fortune (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, RN) and HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Tancock, RN).

Destroyer HMS Pathfinder (G 10)

22 Jul 1942
HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN) picks up 23 survivors from the British merchant Cortona that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-201 south of the Azores in position 32°45'N, 24°45'W.

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