John Drinkwater

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Commander (retired) John Drinkwater, O.B.E. (22 April, 1892 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In 1914, Drinkwater transferred to the Supplementary List of the Royal Navy from the Royal Naval Reserve.[1]

Drinkwater was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 June, 1915.

Drinkwater was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 June, 1923.

Having last served at sea in Ramillies, Drinkwater was appointed in command of the new "L" Class submarine L 27 when she was finally commissioned in 1925.[2]

Drinkwater was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 March, 1933.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ambrose N. Lee
Captain of H.M.S. J 4
27 Apr, 1921 – 31 Aug, 1923
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Fitzroy H. D. Byron
Captain of H.M.S. L 27
1 Jun, 1925[3]
Succeeded by
John H. Macnair
Preceded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Captain of H.M.S. L 2
1927[4]
Succeeded by
John Drinkwater
Preceded by
John Drinkwater
Captain of H.M.S. L 2
1 Aug, 1928 – 8 Aug, 1928
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur D. B. James
Captain of H.M.S. Westcott
6 Jan, 1930[5] – 1 Jul, 1931
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. B. Back
Preceded by
Edward D. Marston
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
9 Sep, 1930 – 4 Dec, 1930
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Charles V. S. J. Marsden
Captain of H.M.S. Veteran
1 Jul, 1931 – 10 Aug, 1931
Succeeded by
Robert Dalby
Preceded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Captain of H.M.S. Valorous
10 Aug, 1931 – 2 Sep, 1931
Succeeded by
Eldred S. Brooksmith
Preceded by
Hugh M. Barnes
Captain of H.M.S. Wishart
2 Sep, 1931 – 26 Nov, 1931
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Banister
Preceded by
Douglas A. Budgen
Captain of H.M.S. Warwick
26 Nov, 1931 – 31 May, 1932
Succeeded by
Geoffrey B. O'B. Harding
Preceded by
Geoffrey B. O'B. Harding
Captain of H.M.S. Walker
31 May, 1932 – Jul, 1932[Inference]
Succeeded by
George F. Stevens-Guille
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Wolsey
2 Aug, 1932 – 24 Aug, 1932
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor

Footnotes

  1. "A "New" Submarine's Trials." The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 06, 1925; pg. 7; Issue 44112.
  2. "A "New" Submarine's Trials." The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 06, 1925; pg. 7; Issue 44112.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 251.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 249.
  5. This date in his Service Record is extremely difficult to read.