Gilbert Palmer Claridge

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Captain Gilbert Palmer Claridge, (8 January, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of J. G. Claridge, Esq., linen manufacturer in Streatham. He served in Conqueror and Moon during the war. His wartime evaluators, Captains Kiddle and Tothill stressed his high intelligence.

On 29 March 1918 he failed to qualify in a Torpedo Control Course at Vernon.

Claridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1920.

He married Margaret Ethel Beer in China on 12 April, 1924. His wife would die on 26 April, 1950.

Claridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1928.

Claridge was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1934.

World War II

Claridge was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1942.

Aide de Camp to the King on 8 January, 1951.

Retired List 7 July, 1951.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry J. Murphy
Captain of H.M.S. H 48
16 Apr, 1925 – Jan, 1926
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Dickson
Preceded by
Lewis B. A. Majendie
Captain of H.M.S. L 33
1927[1] – 1927
Succeeded by
Frank G. Hackforth-Jones
Preceded by
John D. de M. Leathes
Captain of H.M.S. L 26
25 Aug, 1930[2] – 15 Aug, 1932
Succeeded by
John H. Lewes
Preceded by
George A. W. Voelcker
Captain of H.M.S. Perseus
4 Dec, 1932 – 1934
Succeeded by
William E. Banks
Preceded by
Evelyn S. Felton
Captain of H.M.S. Otway
22 Jul, 1935[3] – 1 Nov, 1935
Succeeded by
Henry C. Cumberbatch
Preceded by
Robert W. Stirling-Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. L 21
1 Nov, 1935 – 9 Jan, 1936
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frank G. Hackforth-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Oberon
9 Jan, 1936 – 21 Jan, 1937
Succeeded by
Eric P. A. Brooks
Preceded by
Sydney M. Raw
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
19 Jun, 1939 – 21 Aug, 1939
Succeeded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Preceded by
Philip Ruck-Keene
Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
1 Nov, 1939 – 31 Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
Gilbert P. Claridge
Preceded by
Gilbert P. Claridge
Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
31 Jan, 1940 – 1 May, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Claud B. Barry
as Captain (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
Commander (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
4 May, 1940 – c. Jul, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis D. Miller
Captain of H.M.S. Shoreham
23 Jul, 1940 – Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
Eric Hewitt
Preceded by
Eric J. Shelley
Naval Officer in Command, Blyth
18 Mar, 1943 – 14 Sep, 1945
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Jocelyn S. Bethell
Captain (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
18 Mar, 1943 – 14 Sep, 1945
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 259.