Obituary: Commander J. W. Damer Powell DSC (and Bar) RD RNR

By H.P. Mead, published November 1958


Commander J. W. Damer Powell, who died in July 1958, was a frequent contributor to The Mariner’s Mirror and was the author of Bristol Privateers and Ships of War. He went to sea at age 17 and served in both the merchant marine and the Royal Navy, with his naval service covering both World Wars. In WWI he commanded a division of minesweepers, both in the North Sea and the White Sea. He held various post in World War Two, from Dunkirk to Commodore of Convoys along the East Coast.

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