Lionel Victor Wells

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Admiral SIR Lionel Victor Wells, K.C.B., D.S.O. (28 November, 1884 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in The Leveretts, Birmingham, Wells was raised by his mother, Ellen. Wells ranked first among 62 successful candidates in examinations for entry to Britannia, with 3002 marks.[1] He gained four months' time on passing out of Britannia in mid-January, 1901. He joined H.M.S. Majestic in the Channel Squadron, remaining with her for one year.[2]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in March, 1905.[3]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in March, 1913.[4]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Commander in December, 1916.[5]

Post-War

Wells was promoted to the rank of Captain in December, 1924.[6]

Wells was loaned to the New Zealand Division on 12 August, 1927. He was presently appointed in command of Diomede, and remained in her command until reverted to the Royal Navy on 18 February, 1930.[7]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in January, 1936.[8]

World War II

Wells was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral in July, 1939.[9]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Admiral in October, 1943.[10]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
9 Mar, 1925[11] – 14 Mar, 1927[12]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
George T. C. P. Swabey
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
11 Oct, 1927[13] – 18 Feb, 1930[14]
Succeeded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Preceded by
John H. D. Cunningham
Captain of H.M.S. Eagle
15 Mar, 1933[15][16] – 31 May, 1935[17]
Succeeded by
Clement Moody
Preceded by
George H. D'O. Lyon
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Cruiser Squadron
25 Mar, 1937[18] – 31 Mar, 1939[19]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Moore
Preceded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Rear-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers
26 Jul, 1939[20] – 20 Aug, 1940[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Thomas H. Binney
Flag Officer Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands
7 Jan, 1942 – 15 Apr, 1944
Succeeded by
Henry H. Harwood
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Flag Officer in Charge, Aberdeen
28 Jul, 1944 – 26 Feb, 1946
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Flag Officer in Charge, Aberdeen
28 Jul, 1944 – 26 Feb, 1946
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 12, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35906.
  2. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  3. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  4. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  5. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  6. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  7. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  8. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  9. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  10. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  11. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  12. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  13. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  14. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 236.
  16. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  17. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  18. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  19. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  20. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.
  21. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.