Geoffrey Warburton

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Commander (retired) Geoffrey Warburton, D.S.O., O.B.E., R.N. (23 January, 1887 – ) was a submarine officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Liverpool the son of physician J. W. Warburton, Esq..

Warburton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1908.

Warburton was appointed in command of the submarine B 9 on 13 May, 1913.[1]

Warburton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1916.

In mid-November 1917, Warburton was appointed in command of the submarine J 6.

Warburton was loaned to the Royal Australian Navy on 7 November, 1919. It was to last two years, but was twice extended another year. He returned to the Royal Navy on 19 October, 1923.

Warburton was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 14 July, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry P. Hughes
Captain of H.M.S. A 7
15 Aug, 1912 – 28 Feb, 1913
Succeeded by
Philip E. Phillips
Preceded by
John A. Gaimes
Captain of H.M.S. B 3
4 Mar, 1913 – 13 May, 1913
Succeeded by
Robert F. Chisholm
Preceded by
Henry D. Gill
Captain of H.M.S. B 9
13 May, 1913[2] – Aug, 1915
Succeeded by
Jermyn Rushbrooke
Preceded by
Robert C. Halahan
Captain of H.M.S. D 6
8 Mar, 1916 – 15 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. White
Preceded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Captain of H.M.S. G 7
15 May, 1916 – 14 Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Preceded by
Max K. Horton
Captain of H.M.S. J 6
14 Nov, 1917 – 15 Oct, 1918[3]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
John R. A. Codrington
Captain of H.M.S. L 5
31 Oct, 1918 – 22 Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
Alec M. Carrie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. L 24
22 Jul, 1919 – 7 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Philip E. Phillips

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 310.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 310.
  3. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 142.