Campbell G Comm VC DSO Royal Navy



UK Photo And Social History Archive: Victoria Cross Recipients &emdash; Campbell G Captain VC DSO+ 2 Bars Royal Navy

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UK Photo Archive: The Great War Vol 10 &emdash; Campbell G Comdr VC RN The Great War Vol 10

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UK Photo Archive: The Graphic C &emdash; Campbell G Comm VC DSO Royal Navy The Graphic 21st Nov 1918

Source : The Graphic 21st Nov 1918

UK Photo And Social History Archive: The War Illustrated Vol 10 &emdash; Campbell G Captain VC DSO+ 2 Bars Royal Navy

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VC Citation : On 17 February 1917 in the north Atlantic, Commander Campbell, commanding HMS Farnborough (Q.5) (one of the mystery Q ships) sighted a torpedo track. He altered course and allowed the torpedo to hit Q.5 aft by the engine-room bulkhead. The 'Panic party' got away convincingly, followed by the U-boat. When the submarine had fully surfaced and was within 100 yards of Q.5 badly damaged and now lying very low in the water the commander gave the order to fire. Almost all of the 45 shells fired hit the SM U83 which sank. Q.5 was taken in tow just in time and was safely beached. On 22 March 1916, another U-boat, SM U-68 was sunk by Farnborough.