Clifford Caslon

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Clifford Caslon, C.B., C.B.E. (11 May, 1896 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Sydney H. Caslon, Esq., a [illeg] Founder.[1]

Caslon served in Monarch from 15 September 1913 through 24 December 1915, and then in Malaya through 1 December 1918, having been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1917.[2]

In the mid-1920s, he served as flag lieutenant to admiral Tyrwhitt.[3]

Caslon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1925.[4]

Caslon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1930.[5]

Caslon was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1937.[6]

World War II

He commanded the depot ship Tyne from 25 July, 1941 through 30 May, 1942, holding a variety of other appointments at the same time.[7]

Superseded as Commodore Commanding, Home Fleet Destroyers by Rear-Admiral Robert Lindsay Burnett on 5 March, 1942.

Caslon was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1947.

Caslon was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 August, 1950.

Admitted to Haslar Hospital on 1 July 1954 for an ulcer on his cheek. He was discharged to his home on the 3rd.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Squadron Signal Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
15 May, 1923[8] – 30 Apr, 1925
Succeeded by
Basil R. Willett
Preceded by
Leicester C. A. St. J. Curzon-Howe
Fleet Signal Officer, Mediterranean Fleet
19 Dec, 1927[9]
Succeeded by
John R. S. Haines
Preceded by
Stephen H. T. Arliss
Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
5 Jan, 1934[10] – 20 Jul, 1934
Succeeded by
John H. F. Crombie
Preceded by
Arthur H. B. Day
Captain of H.M.S. Viceroy
31 Aug, 1934[11] – 6 Oct, 1935
Succeeded by
David P. Trentham
Preceded by
Nigel B. Deare
Captain of H.M.S. Blanche
Oct, 1936[12] – 11 Jan, 1938
Succeeded by
Francis J. Wylie
Preceded by
Rhoderick R. McGrigor
Captain of H.M.S. Kempenfelt
18 Aug, 1938
Succeeded by
Clifford Caslon
Preceded by
Clifford Caslon
Captain of H.M.S. Kempenfelt
23 Aug, 1939 – 20 Sep, 1939
Succeeded by
Charles E. Glasfurd
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Eighteenth Destroyer Flotilla
23 Aug, 1939[13] – 29 May, 1940[14]
Succeeded by
Robert St. V. Sherbrooke
Preceded by
Lionel P. Skipwith
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
29 May, 1940[15][16] – 5 Sep, 1940[17][18]
Succeeded by
Lionel P. Skipwith
Preceded by
Randolph S. G. Nicholson
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
29 May, 1940[19][20] – 25 Jul, 1941[21][22]
Succeeded by
Donald K. Bain
Preceded by
Lionel P. Skipwith
Captain of H.M.S. Somali
5 Sep, 1940[23] – 23 Jan, 1941[24]
Succeeded by
Thomas H. B. Shaw
Preceded by
Thomas H. B. Shaw
Captain of H.M.S. Somali
19 Feb, 1941[25][26] – 24 Jul, 1941[27][28]
Succeeded by
Donald K. Bain
Preceded by
Alexander F. Matheson
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
22 Nov, 1944[29] – 15 Oct, 1946[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry J. Egerton
Captain in Charge, Singapore
Dec, 1947[31] – Jan, 1950[32]
Succeeded by
Hugh W. Faulkner

Footnotes

  1. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  2. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  3. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  4. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  5. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  6. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  7. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 246.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 260.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 280.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 285.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 219.
  13. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  14. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  15. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  16. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  17. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  18. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  19. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  20. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  21. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  22. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  23. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  24. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  25. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  26. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  27. Caslon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/81. f. 81.
  28. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  29. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  30. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  31. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  32. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.