Ralph Tindal

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Commander (retired) Ralph Tindal, R.N. (27 December, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Platt Hall, Rusholme.

Tindal may have been originally named Ralph Tindal-Carill-Worsley, but his mother wrote in 1913 to ask that he simply be called Ralph Tindal.

Tindal was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1904.

Tindal was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 March, 1912.

Tindal was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 August, 1912.

Tindal was appointed in command of the destroyer Electra on 6 November, 1914.[1]

On 3 April, 1917, H.M.S. Jason was lost to a mine. Tindal's performance on this occasion prompted the Admiralty to grant him the acting rank of Commander, effective 22 May. Tindal continued to work with paddle minesweepers until he reverted to the Retired List on 1 May 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 27 December, 1921.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George B. Hartford
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
6 Nov, 1914[2] – 23 May, 1915
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Preceded by
Harold G. Innes
Captain of H.M.S. Circe
19 Aug, 1915[3] – 4 May, 1917
Succeeded by
Thomas P. Webb


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 311.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 393r.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393b.