Commander J.W. Linton - HMS Turbulent - Newport, Gwent, Wales.
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N 51° 35.355 W 002° 59.655
30U E 500398 N 5715355
Quick Description: Memorial to Commander J.W. Linton VC.DSO. DSC. RN. 1905-1943. Lost at Sea with all hands in Submarine HMS Turbulent 1943.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/31/2012 7:45:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMFKNC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Gwent's major town and seaport, Newport, has paid tribute to one of its wartime heroes, the late Commander John 'Tubby' Linton, a submarine ace with a string of decorations for bravery. Linton had an outstanding career in the submarine service until he was lost with his vessel. HMS Turbulent in February 1943. His record of tonnage sunk, some 100,000 tons, was the second highest of any British submarine commander during the war.

The event was organised by the recently formed Newport Maritime Trust in conjunction with the Welsh branch of the Submarine Old Comrades Association and took the form of unveiling a memorial on the west bank of the River Usk. Representatives from all over Britain paraded through the town together with two holders of the Victoria Cross from the submarine service.

The memorial is a plaque set into a bollard which was once at the entrance lock to Newport's first docks. The unveiling was carried out by Mr Syd Kay, 85, a former chief petty officer of Turbulent. The holder of the DSM, Mr Kay was in hospital at the time of the submarine’s last patrol when his friends and comrades were lost. Text Source: (visit link)
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Date dedicated: 7/1/1987

Sponsor(s): Newport Maritime Trust in conjunction with the Welsh branch of the Submarine Old Comrades Association

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