John Piachaud Wright

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Captain John Piachaud Wright, O.B.E., D.S.O.* (5 November, 1902 – 5 April, 1980) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1929.[1]

Wright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1932.[2]

Wright was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1936.[3]

Wright was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1940.[4]

On 27 March 1942, he was gazetted for a bar to his D.S.O. for his daring and resolution in opposing the Channel Dash of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Admiral Hipper. In truth, however, his Mackay never drew within range of the enemy.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maxwell Richmond
Captain of H.M.S. Hostile
23 Aug, 1938 – 18 Jul, 1940
Succeeded by
Anthony F. Burnell-Nugent
Preceded by
Thomas E. Halsey
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
16 Sep, 1941 – 5 Jul, 1942
Succeeded by
Selwyn V. Jephson
Preceded by
Arthur R. M. Bridge
Director of the Naval Air Division
Feb, 1943 – Jan, 1945
Succeeded by
Guy Willoughby


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