Eric Erskine Campbell Tufnell

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Commander (retired) Eric Erskine Campbell Tufnell, R.N. (9 September, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bangalore, India the son of Major R. H. C. Tufnell.

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1910.

Tufnell was appointed in command of the submarine A 8 on 8 February, 1913.[1]

In October, 1913, he was appointed in command of the submarine B 8.[2]

On 14 May, 1917, Tufnell gave up command of D 4 and was ordered to report to the Admiralty. In mid-June, he was appointed to Portsmouth for special service in a Hydrophone Flotilla. In May 1918, he was sent back to Portsmouth for nine days instruction for officers commanding trawlers equipped with Fish Hydrophones.

Appointed in command of hydrophone trawler Edward Druce from 27 June 1918 to September 1918.

Appointed in command of hydrophone trawler James Dinton from 4 September 1918 to 28 December, 1918.

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1918.

He was appointed in command of the monitor M.18 on 28 December, 1918.[3]

Tufnell was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 30 December, 1929.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis T. Hewson
Captain of H.M.S. A 8
8 Feb, 1913[4] – Oct, 1913
Succeeded by
Robert N. Stopford
Preceded by
Henry H. G. D. Stoker
Captain of H.M.S. B 8
Oct, 1913[5] – 18 Aug, 1916
Succeeded by
Kenneth Michell
Preceded by
John R. G. Moncreiffe
Captain of H.M.S. D 4
18 Aug, 1916 – 14 May, 1917
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry
Preceded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. M.18
28 Dec, 1918[6] – 17 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George D. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Tuberose
17 Sep, 1919 – c. 30 May, 1920
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 298.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 837.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 298.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 837.