Randall Thomas GORDON-DUFF (aka Randy) [1904-1942] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Randall Thomas GORDON-DUFF (aka Randy) [1904-1942]

Names
Given: 
Randall Thomas
Family: 
Gordon-Duff
Alias / nickname: 
Randy
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1904-08-19
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1942-01-31
Cause of death: 
Ship torpedoed and sunk

Lt Randy Gordon-Duff was an officer on the HM Submarine L3 in the 4th Submarine Flotilla on the China Station 1928-1929. The task of the flotilla was to chase down pirates up and down the China coast, mainly around Wei-Hai-Wei, Bia's Bay and Hong Kong. Gordon-Duff was promoted to Lt Cmdr and returned to Hong Kong commanding HMS Proteus in 1939-1940. He died when the HMS Culver which he was commanding in 1942 was hit and sunk by two torpedoes off Cape Clear while escorting a convoy. He married Mollie Olga Sinclair in 1937.