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Stephen Beattie

SurnameBeattie
Given NameStephen
Born29 Mar 1908
Died20 Apr 1975
CountryUnited Kingdom
CategoryMilitary-Sea
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseStephen Halden Beattie was born in Leighton, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1908. He was educated at Abberley Hall School in Worcester, Worcestershire, England before joining the Royal Navy in 1925. He commanded destroyed HMS Vivien between Jul 1940 and Jan 1942. In Mar 1942, he was made the commanding officer of destroyer HMS Campbeltown. On 28 March 1942, Lieutenant Commander Beattie commanded his destroyer on a one-way mission to Saint-Nazaire, France. During that mission, he rammed his ship into the southern caisson of the German-occupied important naval port, delivering commandos who would ultimately destroy all their primary objectives. Beattie, who planned to be evacuated by one of the motor torpedo boats that accompanied the raid, became captured. He was held as a prisoner of war for the remainder of the war. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his accomplishments during the raid. He reached the rank of captain before retirement in 1960. In 1965, he served under the government of Ethiopia as a naval advisor. He passed away at Mullion, Cornwall, England and was buried at Ruan Minor Churchyard in nearby Heston.

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Stephen Beattie Timeline

29 Mar 1908 Stephen Beattie was born in Leighton, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom.
1 Apr 1929 Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of sub lieutenant.
1 Nov 1930 Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
1 Nov 1938 Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.
6 Jul 1940 Stephen Beattie was made the commanding officer of destroyer HMS Vivien.
9 Jan 1942 Stephen Beattie stepped down as the commanding officer of destroyer HMS Vivien.
13 Mar 1942 Lieutenant Commander Stephen Beattie, commanding officer of destroyer HMS Campbeltown, was captured by the Germans at Saint-Nazaire, Pays de la Loire, France.
13 Mar 1942 Stephen Beattie was made the commanding officer of destroyer HMS Campbeltown.
30 Jun 1945 Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of commander.
30 Jun 1951 Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of captain.
7 Jul 1960 Stephen Beattie retired from the Royal Navy.
20 Apr 1975 Stephen Beattie passed away in Mullion, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Portrait of Stephen Halden Beattie, 27 Mar 1927




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Portrait of Stephen Halden Beattie, 27 Mar 1927




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