Captain Harry Shaw

tom e kelso
21st August 2009, 12:07
I am looking on behalf of a lifelong friend for background information regarding his uncle,[ career details, anecdotes etc] who was Master of WARWICK CASTLE when she was sunk when returning from the North Africa landings. He lived to be rescued but died minutes later

Chris Isaac
7th August 2013, 08:26
Capt Shaw's Commands were:
Dunluce Castle 6-9/1937:
Dromore Castle 12/1937-1/1939:
Roslin Castle 1/1939- 2/1940:
Roxburgh Castle 3-10/1940:
Warwick Castle 10/1940-11/1942::: Killed 14.11.1942 aet 57.

Hugh MacLean
7th August 2013, 19:41
Captain Henry Richard Leepman Shaw was posthumously awarded a Mention in Despatches gazetted 18 May 1943 - for services during Operation Torch - the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942.

Captain Shaw died aboard the rescue ship.


Chris Isaac
16th August 2013, 14:12
You will find a fair amount about the incident here: