Gerald Edward Colpoys

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Captain Gerald Edward Colpoys, R.N., Retired (21 December, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of William Colpoys, Esq., who was an insurance broker.

Colpoys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1915.

Post-War

Colpoys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1923.

Colpoys was appointed in command of Oberon on 27 March, 1928. He was re-appointed in her when he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928. He left when he was appointed in command of H.M.S. Ross and for command of the Experimental Half-Flotilla and for Class I duty with submarines. He was superseded on 1 January, 1931 and went to attend a Staff Coiurse at the Royal Navy Staff College, Greenwich.

Colpoys was appointed in command of Osiris on 27 February, 1932, vice Macintyre. He was superseded in command on 16 September, 1932.

World War II

Colpoys was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1943.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin G. MacArthur
Captain of H.M.S. H 24
20 Jan, 1919[1] – 14 Aug, 1920
Succeeded by
Alexander McG. McCulloch
Preceded by
Charles de Burgh
Captain of H.M.S. L 17
14 Aug, 1920 – 18 Oct, 1920
Succeeded by
Leslie H. Ashmore
Preceded by
Alistair S. Cumming
Captain of H.M.S. H 32
7 Sep, 1924[2] – 26 Nov, 1925
Succeeded by
Vivian R. S. Bowlby
Preceded by
Claud B. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. L 16
15 Apr, 1926 – 15 May, 1926
Succeeded by
Harry P. K. Oram
Preceded by
Jermyn Rushbrooke
Captain of H.M.S. M 3
12 Jul, 1926 – 11 Jan, 1927
Succeeded by
Ian A. P. Macintyre
Preceded by
Henry N. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. L 22
1 Aug, 1927 – 24 Feb, 1928
Succeeded by
Jocelyn S. Bethell
Preceded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Captain of H.M.S. Ross
15 Jan, 1929 – 1 Jan, 1931
Succeeded by
John H. Macnair
Preceded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
16 Sep, 1932[3]
Succeeded by
Harry P. K. Oram

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 782a.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 218.