Charles Eric Seaburne Farrant

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Captain Charles Eric Seaburne Farrant, R.N., Retired (17 November, 1891 – 29 October, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

His father was Captain C. W. B. Farrant, the governor of a prison.

Great War

Farrant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 August, 1914.[1]

Farrant was allegedly in command of the destroyer Kennet on 8 March, 1915, when she and other destroyers assisted the mined battleship Ocean in the Dardanelles,[2] but this contradicts the Navy Lists and his service record, which indicates he was first Lieutenant in Scorpion at the time.[3]

Farrant was appointed to Halcyon for command of the armed trawler George Brown on 10 September, 1917. He was discharged in April, 1918.[4]

Post-War

On 12 December 1918, Farrant was appointed in command of a group of minesweepers that was to be sent to the Rhine. He remained so engaged until 6 October, 1920. Within the month, he was appointed to Royal Sovereign.[5]

Farrant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 August, 1922.[6]

Farrant was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1928.[7]

Farrant was promoted to the rank of Captain on 10 October, 1938.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick B. Noble
Captain of H.M. T.B. 14
18 Nov, 1916[9][10] – 29 Aug, 1917[11]
Succeeded by
Loben E. H. Maund
Preceded by
Walter M. Nash
Captain of H.M.S. Delphinium
1 Oct, 1928[12][13] – 4 Dec, 1930[14]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Peters
Preceded by
Patrick Butter
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
8 Apr, 1935[15] – 1936[16]
Succeeded by
Augustine W. S. Agar
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
early 1936[17] – 15 May, 1936[18]
Succeeded by
Ernest J. Spooner
Preceded by
Duncan C. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
15 May, 1936[19][20] – 22 Apr, 1938[21]
Succeeded by
Percy F. P. Wood
Preceded by
Allan J. Wavish
Captain of H.M.S. Dragon
22 Apr, 1938[22] – 19 Sep, 1938[23]
Succeeded by
Edward S. F. Fegen

Footnotes

  1. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  2. Smith. Hard Lying. pp. 77-8.
  3. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  4. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  5. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  6. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  7. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  8. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  9. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  11. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 231.
  13. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  14. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  15. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  16. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  17. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  18. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 220.
  20. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  21. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  22. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  23. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.