Cecil Alexander Severn
Life & Career
Severn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1896.
Severn was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1908.
In August, 1910, Severn was cautioned for exceeding his wine bill. He was noted for possessing a fine talent at navigation, and had a "remarkable power of sighting buoys."
He was noted to be weak as an executive officer. By 1912, Captain Sinclair described him as being "v casual & slothful."
On 23 February 1916 he was admitted to Haslar Hospital for observation and possible epilepsy. Severn died in Haslar Hospital of "general paralysis of the insane", though the situation appeared to stem from an attempt to cut his own throat. The verdict was suicide while temporarily insane.
James D. D. Stewart
|Captain of H.M.S. Isis
25 May, 1914 – 7 Aug, 1914
James T. Bush
Thomas F. T. Michell
|Captain of H.M.S. Terrible
12 Mar, 1915 – 8 Sep, 1915
Constantine H. Hughes-Onslow
William H. FitzClarence
|Captain of H.M.S. Amphitrite
2 Oct, 1915 – 13 Mar, 1916
Edmund C. Carver
- The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 332.
- The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 398p.