Charles Edward Turle

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Rear-Admiral Charles E. Turle as a Captain, September 1929.
Portrait: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Rear-Admiral Charles Edward Turle, C.B.E., D.S.O., R.N. (23 March, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Blackheath.

Turle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1904.

Turle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1912.

From the outbreak of war to 29 November 1914, Turle was appointed as torpedo officer in Glory. Then, he switched to special service on the books of President, answering to Captain Donaldson. At the end of May 1915, he was appointed in command of net drifters under Commodore Bevan, being personally in the drifter Realize.

Turle was re-appointed in his net drifter work when he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.

On 9 March 1918, appointed Second-in-Command of the Otranto Strait Barrage under Commodore Kelly. On 6 January, 1919 he was appointed to Cæsar as M.C.O., Black Sea, for one year.

Turle was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1921.

Turle was appointed in command of the cruiser Frobisher in July, 1924.

Turle was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 February, 1934 and placed on the Retired List the following day.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John P. Churchill
Captain of H.M. T.B. 67
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Hubert A. Foster
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Frobisher
15 Jul, 1924[1] – Oct, 1926
Succeeded by
Thomas F. P. Calvert
Preceded by
Isham W. Gibson
Director of the Naval Air Division
5 Apr, 1930 – 5 Apr, 1932
Succeeded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Preceded by
Max K. Horton
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
26 Oct, 1932[2] – 7 Sep, 1933
Succeeded by
John H. D. Cunningham
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
8 Sep, 1933 – 28 Nov, 1933
Succeeded by
Edward de F. Renouf


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 240.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 265.