Roger Prideaux Selby

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Captain (retired) Roger Prideaux Selby, D.S.O. (14 October, 1894 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Prideaux George Selby, Esq., Physician and Surgeon.[1]

Sub-Lieutenant Selby was the officer in charge of H.M.S. Lion's T.S. at the Battle of Jutland. His work there was so exemplary that he was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May 1916, later altered to 15 December, 1915.[2]

Selby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1923.

Selby was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1929.

He fractured his lower jaw in January, 1933 and was found fit on 20 February.[3]

World War II

Selby participated in the landings at Normandy.

Selby was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Captain on 14 October, 1944.

In September, 1946 he was employed as Principal Naval Adviser to the Polish Resettlement Corps. He was to start on 1 October, and work for not more than three months. he reverted to the Retired List on 27 February, 1948.[4]

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William D. G. Weir
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
1932[5] – 14 Jan, 1933[6]
Succeeded by
Roger P. Selby
Preceded by
Richard E. Hyde-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Whirlwind
14 Jan, 1933[7] – 22 Jan, 1933[8]
Succeeded by
Thomas J. N. Hilken
Preceded by
Roger P. Selby
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
22 Jan, 1933[9][10] – 30 Jul, 1934[11]
Succeeded by
James C. Colvill
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Esk
1935[12]
Succeeded by
Stanley N. Blackburn

Footnotes

  1. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. 21.
  2. Supplement to the London Gazette, 15 Sep 1916, p. 9075. Available online
  3. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. 21.
  4. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. 21.
  5. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. 21.
  6. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. ?.
  7. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. ?.
  8. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. ?.
  9. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. ?.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.
  11. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. 21.
  12. Selby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/21. f. ?.