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HMS Turbulent



17th Aug 1942 The Nino Bixo torpedoed by HMS Turbulent


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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Turbulent

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Linton John Wallace. Cmdr. (d.23rd March 1943)

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Cmdr. John Wallace Linton VC, DSO, DSC. HMS Turbulent (d.23rd March 1943)

John Linton was killed in action on the 23rd of March 1943, aged 37. He is commemorated on in the Portsmouth Naval Memorial in Portsmouth. He was the son of Edward Maples Linton and Margaret Gertrude Linton; husband of Nancy Kate Linton.

The citation in the London Gazette of 21st May, 1943, gives the following details: From the outbreak of war until HMS Turbulent's last patrol, Commander Linton was constantly in command of submarines, and during that time inflicted great damage on the enemy. He sank one cruiser, one destroyer, one U-boat, twenty-eight supply ships, some 100,000 tons in all, and destroyed three trains by gunfire. In this last year he spent two hundred and fifty-four days at sea, submerged for nearly half the time, and his ship was hunted thirteen times and had two hundred and fifty depth charges aimed at her. His many and brilliant successes were due to his constant activity and skill, and the daring which never failed him when there was an enemy to be attacked.

s flynn







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