Lindsay Richard Venn

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Commander (retired) Lindsay Richard Venn (15 October, 1883 – 31 December, 1966) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Venn underwent examinations for several days commencing on 20 July, 1897 and gained entrance to the Britannia term of August, 1897, his 1211 marks placing him forty-fourth in merit among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

Venn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1904.

On 24 January, 1905, Venn was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 51.[2]

Venn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1912.

Venn was appointed in command of the monitor Severn on 10 October, 1917.[3]

Venn was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 15 October, 1926.

Venn was elected in 1931 as a Municipal Reform Party member of the London County Council for Hammersmith North.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Heathcote G. Hewitt
Captain of H.M. T.B. 51
24 Jan, 1905[5] – 8 May, 1906
Succeeded by
Arthur A. Scott
Preceded by
William B. C. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Severn
10 Oct, 1917[6] – 28 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Robert G. M. D. Hunt

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906.
  4. London.Wikia.com.
  5. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906.