Kenelm Everard Lane Creighton

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Rear-Admiral SIR Kenelm Everard Lane Creighton, K.B.E., M.V.O., Royal Navy (10 January, 1883 – 27 February, 1963) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Creighton was promoted to Lieutenant on 31 March, 1904.[1]

Creighton was navigating officer aboard New Zealand at the battles of Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank, and Jutland. Later, he fulfilled this role aboard Australia and Queen Elizabeth.

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 3 June, 1922.[2]

He superseded James Fownes Somerville as temporary captain of Benbow from November 1923 until the sometime the following year.[3]

Creighton was appointed an Additional Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) on 8 June, 1944.[4]

Bibliography

  • "Sir Kenelm Creighton" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 28 February, 1963. Issue 55637, col E, pg. 12.
  • Creighton, Rear-Admiral Sir Kenelm (1976). Convoy Commodore. London: Future Publications. ISBN 0860074021.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James F. Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
Nov, 1923[5]
Succeeded by
John M. Casement
Preceded by
James M. Pipon
Captain of H.M.S. Delhi
9 Oct, 1924[6] – Dec, 1925[7]
Succeeded by
Errol Manners
Preceded by
George T. C. P. Swabey
Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
? – 1 Jan, 1930
Succeeded by
Richard Hayden O. Lane-Poole
Preceded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Director of Navigation
1929[8] – 1931[9]
Succeeded by
John W. Clayton
Preceded by
James M. Pipon
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
11 Jan, 1932[10] – Nov, 1933[11]
Succeeded by
Bertram H. Ramsay
 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 18.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32716. p. 4324. 3 June, 1922.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 36544. p. 2571. 8 June, 1944.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 231.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. "Sir Kenelm Creighton" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 28 February, 1963. Issue 55637, col E, pg. 12.
  9. "Sir Kenelm Creighton" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 28 February, 1963. Issue 55637, col E, pg. 12.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 269.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.