Thomas Fleming Besant

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Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Fleming Besant (22 December, 1883 – 14 September, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Liverpool, his father Edgar was a naval store-keeper.

Besant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1905.[1]

Besant was appointed in command of the submarine C 16 on 1 November, 1907.[2]

Besant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1913.

Besant died when he was lost along with his entire crew when AE 1 disappeared without a trace in September, 1914.[3]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. C 12
1 Nov, 1907[4] – 8 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Donald Greig
Preceded by
Harrington D. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. C 30
15 Aug, 1912[5] – 18 Jun, 1913
Succeeded by
Godfrey Herbert
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.A.S. AE 1
28 Feb, 1914[6] – 14 Sep, 1914[7]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 7.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  3. Royal Australian Navy page on AE 1
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 395a.
  6. Royal Australian Navy page on AE 1
  7. Royal Australian Navy page on AE 1