Jocelyn Slingsby Bethell

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Captain Jocelyn Slingsby Bethell, C.B.E. (8 March, 1897 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bethell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1918.

Post-War

Bethell was appointed in command of the submarine H 34 in August, 1920.[1]

Bethell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1932.

World War II

Bethell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1939 and was appointed in command of the X Elfin and of Sixth Submarine Flotilla. His four months in command left the flotilla in a debilitated state for which he was later blamed for allowing to develop.

Later in the war, he assisted with amphibious operations, such as the assault on Oran. Admiral Troubridge thought highly of him.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Kenneth M. Fardell
Captain of H.M.S. H 51
Apr, 1920[2]
Succeeded by
Henry K. B. Mitchell
Preceded by
James L. Boyd
Captain of H.M.S. H 34
Aug, 1920[3]
Succeeded by
William H. D. Friedberger
Preceded by
Frank G. Emley
Captain of H.M.S. H 30
19 Jan, 1925[4] – 1926
Succeeded by
Lionel H. Phillips
Preceded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Captain of H.M.S. L 1
Sep, 1926[5]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald E. Colpoys
Captain of H.M.S. L 22
3 Jan, 1929[6]
Succeeded by
Thomas Yeoman
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Regent
20 Sep, 1930[7]
Succeeded by
John R. H. D'Aeth
Preceded by
?
Naval Officer in Command, Blyth
31 Dec, 1939 – 27 Apr, 1940
Succeeded by
George A. W. Voelcker
Preceded by
Arthur S. Lindsell
as Commander (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
Captain (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
31 Dec, 1939 – 27 Apr, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Eric W. L. Longley-Cook
Captain of H.M.S. Caradoc
8 Jun, 1940 – 8 Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
John F. D. Bowen

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 782a.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 249.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 262.