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Buss superseded William Napier Petch in command of the Template:UK-Dulverton in January, 1943 and died in November of that year when she was sunk by a glider bomb in the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
Preceded by
John T. Lean
Captain of H.M.S. Punjabi
28 Feb, 1941 – 14 Jan, 1942
Succeeded by
John M. G. Waldegrave


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