Arthur William RIPPINGTON
Born in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire / Suffolk
Married Nora WRIGHT in Southport, Lancashire / Merseyside
21st Nov 1945
Birth of daughter Maureen Ann RIPPINGTON in 5 Lathom Road, Southport, Lancashire / Merseyside.2
14th Dec 1945
Death of daughter Maureen Ann RIPPINGTON in 40 Linaker Street, Southport, Lancashire / Merseyside.1
Birth of daughter Patricia L RIPPINGTON in Southport, Lancashire / Merseyside
7th Nov 1950
Birth of son John William RIPPINGTON in Southport, Lancashire / Merseyside
Died in Southport, Lancashire / Merseyside
- During World War 2 Arthur served onboard the HMS Dragon D46.
During 2 weeks in February 1942 the ship was off the coast of Signapore, as part of the allied fleet attempting to stop the Japanese invasion.
His hospitalized Brother Fred was captured on Signapore and taken as a POW.
HMS Dragon D46
Ship type: Light Cruiser
Built by: Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland),
Yard No 484
Propulsion: Steam turbine 40000hp
Tonnage: 4850 disp
Length: 472 feet
Breadth: 46 feet
Draught: 14 feet
Owner: Royal Navy
Laid down: Jan 1917
Launched: Saturday, 29 Dec 1917
Commissioned: Aug 1918
End service: 15 Jan 1943
Polish manned 1943 onwards
Status: Sunk 08 Jul 1944 - used as breakwater off Normandy Beaches
HMS Dragon D46 Service History:
January Transferred to ABDA Command for convoy defence in Dutch East Indies area.
Escorted convoy taking reinforcement troops from Ceylon to Singapore.
5th Embarked Commander-in-chief Vice Admiral Geoffrewy Layton and staff officers at Singapore for passage to Batavia from Singapore.
Based at Batavia with ABDA ships.
16th Took passage from Singapore to Colombo.
20th Diverted during passage to join British China Force for escorted of military convoys between Sunda Strait and Singapore.
Deployed with HM Cruisers DANAE and DURBAN, six destroyers and RIN Sloops.
February Part of Western Striking Force based at Tanjong Priok with HM Australian Cruiser HOBART,
HMS DANAE, HM Destroyer SCOUT and HM Destroyer TENEDOS. Escorted Australian SJ/JS convoys to Sunda Strait.
6th Relieved HM Australian Cruiser CANBERRA with HMS DURBAN as escort for Convoy M53 to Singapore from Christmas Island.
11th Relieved HI Cruiser DORSETSHIRE with HM Destroyer ENCOUNTER as escort for Convoy JS2 to Oosthaven.
15th Deployed as part of Western Striking Force for defence duty off Western Java to intercept Japanese invasion craft.
26th Carried out Unsuccessful search in Banka - Bilintong area for invasion fleet.
27th Withdrawn from area and transferred to Colombo.
- Name: Arthur W Rippington
Mother's Maiden Surname: Allen
Date of Registration: Oct Nov Dec 1923
Registration district: Newmarket
Registration county: Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire, Huntingtonshire, Northhamptonshire
Volume Number: 3b
Page Number: 693
- Name: Arthur W Rippington
Death Registration Month/Year: 1960
Age at death (estimated): 37
Registration district: Southport
Inferred County: Lancashire
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