A HARD FOUGHT SHIP
The story of HMS Venomous
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A Hard Fought Ship is dedicated to the memory of all those who served on HMS Venomous between 1919 and 1946. This list of officers who served on Venomous is taken from the quarterly issues of the Navy List. Back runs of the Navy List are held at the National Archives in Kew and major naval libraries. Where officers served in World War II their names were also included on the crew lists compiled by TNT Records Management from the Pay and Victualing Ledgers. See the links to the three crew lists below.

If a member of your family who served on Venomous as an officer is not on this list contact the publisher. Further details of their service career can be found on the unithistories.com web site (click on the links below). Brief biographies of the commanding officers of HMS Venomous (1919-45) can be seen here: http://www.holywellhousepublishing.co.uk/commandingofficers.html

Find out how to obtain an officer's official record of service.
Most of the officers listed below are mentioned in:

A Hard Fought Ship: the story of HMS Venomous

A new edition was published in May 2017 which will can be bought online bought post free from this web site.

The entire crew of HMS Venomous on three significant dates have been extracted from the Pay and Victualing ledgers and can be seen online:

First wartime Commission (September 1939 - November 1942)
On the 31 May 1940 - the day HMS Venomous made the first of five trips to evacuate troops from Dunkirk (PVL1)

Second wartime Commission (April 1942 - October 1943)
On the 12 November 1942 - the night when HMS Hecla sank and HMS Venomous recued 500 survivors (PVL2)

Third wartime Commission (August 1944 - July 1945)
On the 14 May 1945 - the day when HMS Venomous arrived at Kristiansand to accept the surrender of German naval forces (PVL3)

Contact the publisher if you have information about officers who are known to have served in Venomous but are not on this list.

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Name Rank (speciality) Dates
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Adams, E.O. Sub Lt, RN
1920-1
Allen Warrant Officer, RN Gunner (T) 1922
Allen, H.M.
Lt Cdr, RN (Engineer)
1928-9
Alleyne, R.M.
Lt, RN
1921
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B []
Baker, H.L.S. Sub Lt, RN
1919-20
Barlow, P. Mid., RN
1924
Barney, Stephen J. []Sub Lt, RNVR 1943
Beckerman, W. Mid., RNVR
1944-5
Blair, James Lt, RNVR
1945
Botley, T.W. Mid., RN
1919
Brice, L.J. Mid., RNR
1921
Browning, R. Lt, RNVR (Surgeon)
1941-2
Buchanan, H.J. Sub Lt, RAN 1922
Buckel, K.W.S.
Lt, RN
1938
Burges, R.Y. Sub Lt, RN
1922
Button, H.J.B. (Jimmie) Warrant Officer, RN (Boatswain)
[]1942
Byrne, C.A. []Lt, RANVR []1943
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C
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Cannell, G.D.S.
Gunner (T)
1944
Cashman, Michael First Lt, RN
3/1942-12/1943
Caudle, Derek W. Lt, RNVR
1944-5
Chatwin, C.A.N. Lt Cdr, RN (CO)
1929
Clark, I.T. Lt, RN
1928-9
Coleman, John F. Lt, RNR 8/1942-12/1943
Corby, J. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner)
1926-
Crossman, J.D. Sub Lt, RN
1924-5
Cottam, G.M. Lt, RNVR
1940
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Dawnay, P. Mid., RN
1924
De Courcy-Ireland,  S.B. Lt, RN
1920-1
De Voil, L.C. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T))
1926-8
Donald, C.G.W. Lt, RN
1926-8
Douglas-Watson,  F. Lt, RN
1922-5
Duff, D.A.R. Lt, RN
1939
Dunn,  F.A. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T))
1920-2
Durell, Henry D. Lt, RN (CO)
[]1943
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Eaton,  Leslie C. Lt, RNVR
1942-3
Ellard, C.W. BSc Schoolmaster
1926
Elliott, R.C. Mid., RNVR
[]1942-3
Esson,  A.F Mid., RNR 1939-41
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Falcon-Steward, Hugh W Cdr, RN (CO 1941-2
Forster, William R. Lt(E), RNR (Engineer)
1944-6
Fretwell, V.V.W Mid., RNR 1922
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Gannon, E.D. Sub Lt, RN
[]1920
Gardner, L.G. Lt Cdr, RN (CO)
1921-3
Goodyear, G.N.
Cd. Eng. RN, CO (in Reserve) 1935-6
Gotto, R. Mid., RN 1922
Greenaway, Frank S.H. (Raffles) Lt, RNVR 1944-5
Gregg, Claude J.M.
Sub Lt, RN
1928
Gregory, S.C.
Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T))
1928-9
Grieve, P.
Cd. Eng. RN, CO (in Reserve)
1929-33
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Haddow, C.C Mid., RN
1940
Hare, M. Mid., RN
1928
Harrison, C.E.P. Lt, RN
1927-9
Helps, G.A. Mid, RN
[]1927
Henderson, H.P.
Cdr, RN (CO)
1940-1
Hicks, W.H. Lt, RN (Engineer) CO (in Reserve)
1933[]
Hollins, W.F. Lt, RN
1924-5
Hunter, F.L.W. Lt, RN
[]1943
Hunter, T.H.
Lt Cdr, RN (Engineer)
1936-7
Hurry, E.
Sub Lt, RN
1919
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N/A
N/A
N/A
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J [] []
Jackson, R. Lt, RN []1929
Jocelyn, Viscount Mid., RN []1929
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K [] []
Kershaw, Peter Lt., RNVR 1940-1
Knight, J.T. Mid., RNR
1941
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Lansky, Miroslav S. Sub Lt, RNVR 1945
Lapthorn, C.G. []Warrant Officer, RN (Engineer) 1943
Lawson, A.D.A. Lt Cdr, RNVR (CO) []1944-5
Lewis, R.A.W. Mid., RN 1925
Lewis, W.F.H. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T)) []1939
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Mackenzie, Angus A. First Lt, RNR 1940-1
Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, D.H. Cdr, RN (CO) 1942-3
Manton, R. Lt, RN (Engineer) []1924-5
Martin, John N. Sub Lt, RNVR 1944-5
Maxwell, Ian L. Lt (Surgeon) []1942-3
Maunsell, F.R.G. Lt, RN 1925-7
McBeath, John E.H. Lt Cdr, RN (CO) 1940
McGrath, D.S. Lt Cdr, RN (CO) 1923-4
MacIntyre, Donald G.F.W. Lt Cdr, RN 1939
McPhee, A.D. (Homer) Lt, RN 1941
Milner, C.W.B. Sub Lt, RN []1939-40
Milner, G.C. Lt, RNVR (Surgeon) 1942
Moore, R.
Sub Lt, RN
1923-4
Mundy, H.M.S.
Sub Lt, RN
1919-20
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Nicholl, R.A.F. Sub Lt, RN 1919
Nichols, R.F.
Sub Lt, RN
1920
Norman, P. Mid, RN 1923
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Ommanney, L.F.N. (Om) []Lt Cdr, RN (CO) []1925-6
Orchard, R.W.
Warrant Officer RN (Engineer)
1926
Owen, A.L. Mid., RN 1922
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Parkes, Albert E.
Warrant Officer, RN (Engineer)
1940-1
Pawle, E. Sub Lt, RN 1925
Pead, Horace R.
Warrant Officer, RN (Engineer)
1942-3
Pemberton, R.H.S. Mid., RN 1929
Perry, A.E. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T)) 1919
Philip, J.H. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner) 1919
Philpott, R.T. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T)) 1922-3
Pinckney, E.P.H. Lt, RN []1926-8
Portal, N.H. Sub Lt, RN []1922
Prentice, J.D.
Sub Lt, RN
1919
Prideaux, Arthur G. (Guyon)
Lt Cdr, RNVR (CO)
1945
Proes, N.M.E.
Sub Lt, RNVR
1942
Pudner, W.H.
Eng. Cdr, RN
1921
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Q [] []
N/A N/A N/A
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R [] []
Redman, W.R.J. Lt, RN []1928-9
Robertson, C.L. Sub Lt, RN 1920
Robertson-MacDonald, A.D.J. Lt, RN 1922-3
Rodger, R.H.S. (Robin)
Mid., RN 1920
Ross, C.P.
Sub Lt, RN
1938
Rushbrooke, E.G.N. Lt Cdr, RN (CO) 1927-8
Russell, S.P.B. Cdr, RN (CO) 1919-21
Russell, S.J.
Lt, RN (Engineer)
1922-3
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Sangster, Anthony d'E. T. (Tony) Lt, RN 3/1942-8/1943
Scott, D.C. Lt, RN (Engineer) 1921-2
Simms, Arthur N. ("Snakehips") Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T)) []1942-3
Sims, L.
Lt, RN (Engineer)
1926-7
Spooner, D.R.
Sub. Lt., RN
1941
Stallybrass, E.O.
Lt Cdr (Engineer) RN, CO (in Reserve) 1937-9
Stokes
Mid., RN
1925-6
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Taylor, E.A. Lt, RN (Engineer) CO (in Reserve) 1935-6
Lord Teynham, Roper-Curzon, C.J.H.
Lt Cdr, The Lord (CO)
1942
Thomson, Robert K. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T)) []1940-1
Thompson, G.H.
Sub Lt, RN
1921-2
Thorpe, Thomas B.
Sub Lt, RNVR
1944-5
Tod, D.
Mid., RN
1921
Tomkinson, M.W.
Mid., RN
1927
Tonkyn, E.D.
Warrant Officer, RN (Engineer)
1939
Tucker, John C. DSC
Sub Lt, RNR (Gunnery Officer)
1941
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U [] []
N/A
N/A
N/A
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V [] []
Vaughan-Lewis, John C.M. Lt, RN []1939-40
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W [] []
Watson, B.C.
Captain (D) 4th Destroyer Flotilla
1928-30
Weatherall, A.T.H. Mid., RNR 1921
Welby-Everard, P.H.E. Sub Lt, RN 1922
Wells, Walter Reginald DSM Lt, RN 1939-41
Western, J.T.G
Lt, RN
1938
Wheele, W.E. Warrant Officer, RN (Gunner (T)) 1923-4
Whitfield, J.F. Mid., RN 1922
Wilson, H.A.
Cd. Gnr. (T)
1930
Wilson, J.A.B. Lt, RN 1919-20
Wood, G.E.C. Lt, RN 1922-3
Wood, J.H.I. Lt, RN 1922
Woodyatt, P.B. Lt, RNVR (Surgeon)
1940
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N/A N/A N/A
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Y [] []
Young, R.S. (Rex) Mid., RN 1921
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Z [] []
N/A N/A N/A

Brief biographies of the commanding officers of HMS Venomous (1919-45) can be seen here:
http://www.holywellhousepublishing.co.uk/commandingofficers.html


The story of HMS Venomous is told by Bob Moore and Captain John Rodgaard USN (Ret) in
A Hard Fought Ship
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