John Anderson

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Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. John Anderson, ( – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

I think several men are being confused here. I have commented out some content on men other than the person engaged in minesweeping in the Great War.

Life & Career

Anderson was made Lieutenant R.N.R. on 15 December, 1914.[1]

Anderson was trained in paddle minesweepers in early 1916.[2]

Lingfield collided with the paddle minesweeper Chelmsford on 4 November 1917 and Anderson was told to be more careful in future.[3]

Lingfield collided with the destroyer Violet on 31 March 1918 and Anderson was told to be more careful in future.[4]

Oddly, Anderson was removed from command of Lingfield after he'd broken windows at Dover in some act of misconduct, perhaps c 11 May 1918. The police were involved.[5]

Demobilised on 22 December 1919.[6]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Pontefract
6 Jul, 1916[7][8] – 22 Jun, 1917[9]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lobban
Preceded by
Andrew A. Chalmers
Captain of H.M.S. Lingfield
22 Jun, 1917[10] – mid 1918
Succeeded by
Albert J. Blaker

Footnotes

  1. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  2. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  3. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  4. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  5. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  6. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  7. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396o.
  9. Anderson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/39/277. f. ?.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395d.