Kenneth Noel Humphreys

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Captain (retired) Kenneth Noel Humphreys, C.B. (10 October, 1881 – 30 October, 1955) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of N. A. Humphreys, Esq., employed in the Civil Service, was born in Kingston on Thames.[1]

Upon passing out of Britannia in July, 1897, Humphreys commenced his first naval appointment, which was a full three and a half years in the armoured cruiser Undaunted on the China Station.[2]

Humphreys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.[3]

Though he'd received good evaluations in 1906 from Cdr. Davy of H.M.S. Forward, in December, 1907 he was evaluated by Captain Kemp of H.M.S. Europa as being "absent-minded and lacks experience as navigator. Neither zealous or reliable."[4]

Humphreys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1911.[5]

Humphreys was appointed to Conqueror as navigating officer on 15 September, 1913 and served in her through the Great War, including at the Battle of Jutland.[6]

Humphreys was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 October, 1915.[7]

Humphreys was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Captain on 26 October, 1927.[8]

World War II

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy Pitts
Captain of H.M.S. Collingwood
21 Sep, 1921[9] – 21 Mar, 1922[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Bernard St. G. Collard
Captain of H.M.S. Colossus
21 Mar, 1922[11] – 21 May, 1922[12]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. Rogers
Preceded by
Bernard K. Boase
King's Harbour Master, Plymouth
3 Feb, 1925[13] – 25 May, 1925[14]
Succeeded by
Kenneth N. Humphreys
Preceded by
Kenneth N. Humphreys
King's Harbour Master, Plymouth
15 Sep, 1925[15][16] – 11 Apr, 1927[17]
Succeeded by
Bernard K. Boase
Preceded by
Christopher H. Philips
King's Harbour Master, Sheerness
23 Nov, 1939[18] – 20 Jan, 1940[19]
Succeeded by
Alban E. T. Tate

Footnotes

  1. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  2. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  3. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  4. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  5. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  6. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  7. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  8. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. 165.
  9. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  10. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  11. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  12. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  13. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  14. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 285.
  16. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  17. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  18. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.
  19. Humphreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/165. f. ?.