Basil Hamilton Piercy
Life & Career
Born in Christchurch, Hants.
Piercy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 39 September, 1903.
Piercy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 39 September, 1911.
On the bridge of Dreadnought on 18 March 1915, it was Piercy who sighted the periscope of Otto Eduard Weddigen's submerged U 29 and directed Captain Alderson and the navigating Commander Hughes to ram and sink the submarine.
Piercy was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.
Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 January, 1926, Piercy was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 15 July, 1927.
World War II
|Captain of H.M.S. M.22
30 Jul, 1915 – 31 May, 1918
William C. Castle
- The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 306.
- Dawson. Flotillas. pp. 133-5.
- The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395i.