Charles George Rodney Phillott
Life & Career
Phillott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 15 May, 1914.
With Lieutenant Ruck-Keene, he jointly invented a fuse that could function by either direct impact or by delayed action. With Assistant Paymaster Clarence Teasdale-Buckell, Phillott invented a telescope for the purpose of seeing submarine periscopes at long range. The telescope was taken under trial. He also invented with Teasdale-Buckell a device to protect ships against mines. This invention was promising enough that his estate would later be awarded a prize for its development.
He was appointed to the submarine E 6 on 13 February, 1915, and died when she was lost in a minefield on 26 December 1915.