John Hay Forbes

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Lieutenant-Commander John Hay Forbes, D.S.O. (28 August, 1906 – 2 August, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Forbes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 July, 1929.[1]

Forbes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 July, 1937.[2]

He died in command of the submarine H.M.S. Spearfish when she was lost in the North Sea.[3]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John H. Eaden
Captain of H.M.S. Spearfish
31 Jan, 1940 – 2 Aug, 1940
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


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