Albert Sigismund Elwell-Sutton

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search

Lieutenant-Commander Albert Sigismund Elwell-Sutton (19 June, 1878 – ) entered the Royal Navy as Albert Siegmund Susmann in January, 1892.. He changed his name some August around the year 1911.

Life & Career

Susmann was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1898.[1]

Susmann was appointed to Powerful on 17 December, 1907 to provide gunnery services and as Inspector of Warlike Stores for the Naval Establishments of Sydney.[2]

He was appointed to Euryalus on 15 October, 1912.[3]

He qualified as an Interpreter in French.

Susmann was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1906.[4]

He was appointed to Triumph as gunnery officer on 28 August, 1913.[5]

Susmann was appointed as acting Commander to Tamar, receiving ship at Hong Kong on 30 November, 1914.[6]

Elwell-Sutton ceded command of the sweeping sloop Sir Bevis and was placed on the Retired List on 8 August, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert C. Hocking
Captain of H.M. T.B. 99
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Harry C. B. Pipon
Preceded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Medusa
21 Jul, 1910
Succeeded by
Noel S. Tindall
Preceded by
Edmund D. M. Robertson
Captain of H.M.S. Riviera
19 Aug, 1915[7] – 7 Oct, 1916
Succeeded by
Charles W. Trousdale
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Caddisfly
8 Nov, 1916 – 4 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Sir Bevis
Jun, 1918 – 8 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
Vincent B. Cardwell


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1908). p. 65.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1908). pp. 357-8.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 309.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 70c.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 386.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 384.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401w.