Stuart Austen Buss

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Commander Stuart Austen Buss, M.V.O, D.S.C. (26 March, 1900 – 13 November, 1943) served in the Royal Navy. His Service Record has him as "Austin", but other sources seem to agree on "Austen".

Life & Career

Buss was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1922.

Buss was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1930.

World War II

Buss was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1940.

Buss superseded William Napier Petch in command of the Template:UK-Dulverton in January, 1943 and died in November of that year when she was sunk by a glider bomb in the Eastern Mediterranean.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Meredith S. Spalding
Captain of H.M.S. Verity
3 Feb, 1933[1] – late 1934
Succeeded by
Roderick C. Gordon
Preceded by
Eric P. Hinton
Captain of H.M.S. Tiverton
18 Jul, 1935[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William L. G. Adams
Captain of H.M.S. Foxhound
9 Jan, 1936[3]
Succeeded by
Philip H. Hadow
Preceded by
Stanley N. Blackburn
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
31 Jul, 1939 – 28 Jan, 1941
Succeeded by
Cecil W. May


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 280.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 240.