Guy Kemble Twiss

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Lieutenant Guy Kemble Twiss, R.N. (4 September, 1888 – 24 June, 1917) served in the Royal Navy and was killed when his destroyer was mined in the English Channel in 1917.

He was the son of Vice-Admiral Guy Ouchterlony Twiss.

Life & Career

Twiss was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1911.

Twiss was appointed in command of the Tribal Class destroyer Tartar on 4 June, 1917 and was killed, along with forty-two other men, when Tartar struck a mine in the Channel later that same month. His service record notes his date of death as 17 June, but others seem to indicate 24 June.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Fairfax M. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Fairy
24 Oct, 1915[1] – 15 Feb, 1916[2]
Succeeded by
Harry C. Birnie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. P32
29 Feb, 1916[3] – 26 May, 1917[4]
Succeeded by
Lawrence W. Newbery-Boschetti
Preceded by
William H. Sandford
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
4 Jun, 1917[5] – 24 Jun, 1917[6]
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Hopkinson

Footnotes

  1. Twiss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/150. f. 516.
  2. Twiss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/150. f. 516.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396ii.
  4. Twiss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/150. f. 516.
  5. Twiss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/150. f. 516.
  6. His service record indicates 17 June, but several other sources uniformly state 24 June.