Basil Owen Bell-Salter

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Captain (retired) Basil Owen Bell-Salter, (28 March, 1888 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Ryke, Regis the son of a reverend.

Bell-Salter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1910.


Bell-Salter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1918.

Bell-Salter was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925.

Bell-Salter was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 1 February, 1934. He was given permission to accept service in the Colombian Navy, subject to the provisions of the Foreign Enlistment Act.

Bell-Salter was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 10 November, 1938.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas G. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Tring
11 Apr, 1922[1] – 3 May, 1924
Succeeded by
Ronald Langton-Jones
Preceded by
John G. Bower
Captain of H.M.S. Crocus
15 Nov, 1927[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Edward L. Berthon
as Captain in Charge, Ceylon
Naval Officer in Charge, Ceylon
Dec, 1940[3] – 6 Feb, 1942
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Layton
as Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 823.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 229.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1197.