Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name

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Re: Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name

Post by Phil » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:39 pm

Some of the command structure for its assault force from Ken Ford's book,

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Re: Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name

Post by Temujin » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:25 pm

Thanks Phil. Here’s the pages out of my Document, Juno Beach Landing Tables. As you can see I have “most” of the Major vessels “except” the Duke of Argyll. I also need more of the Landing Craft (LSI(S)) but I’m working on that ‘second’.
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Post by Temujin » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 am

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Post by Temujin » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:19 am

Rescue Flotilla One - US Coast Guard - Operation Neptune
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Re: Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name

Post by Temujin » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Temujin wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Thanks Phil. Here’s the pages out of my Document, Juno Beach Landing Tables. As you can see I have “most” of the Major vessels “except” the Duke of Argyll. I also need more of the Landing Craft (LSI(S)) but I’m working on that ‘second’.

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UPDATE TO ABOVE

I FINALLY found him, after search for 4 years. His name was Captain Henry Clarke.......I found him on the British Newspaper Archives
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Re: Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name

Post by Temujin » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:59 pm

More Information on Captain Clarke

Captain Henry Clarke b. 1902 in Hull. Served his apprenticeship from 6.5.1918 - 5.5.1922.
He passed his Second Mate's ticket on 24th July 1922 and served aboard SS ROTHER from July 1924 to September 1925.

On the 20th October 1925 he passed his Mates ticket.
In May of 1941 he was the Master of DUKE OF YORK.

He was the Master of SS PRINCESS MAUD at Dunkirk, 1940 when he was mentioned in despatches.

His Combined Office Merchant Navy Office [COMNO] pouch is held at Kew in piece BT 391/18/155
His CRS 10 - service record from Jan, 1941 should be held at Kew in piece BT 382/332
His WW2 medal file is in piece BT 395/1/17199


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