Valentine Searles-Wood

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Commander (retired) Valentine Searles-Wood (23 June, 1892 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Searles-Wood was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1915.[1]

Searles-Wood was appointed in command of the destroyer Harpy on 5 November, 1918.[2]

Searles-Wood was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1923.[3]

Searles-Wood was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Commander on 20 August, 1935.[4]

World War II

Commanded a group of anti-submarine trawlers in 1939.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Guy O. Maund
Captain of H.M.S. Dee
9 Feb, 1918[6] – 24 Jul, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
John E. P. Bickford
Preceded by
Patrick B. Crohan
Captain of H.M.S. Skilful
1 Aug, 1918[8] – 25 Oct, 1918[9]
Succeeded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Preceded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Captain of H.M.S. Harpy
5 Nov, 1918[10] – 16 Feb, 1919[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
13 Jul, 1922[12] – Aug, 1924[13]
Succeeded by
Tom B. V. Thomas
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Vanity
11 Jul, 1925[14] – 23 Nov, 1925[15]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. Buchanan
Preceded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Captain of H.M.S. Vimiera
1 May, 1926[16] – Nov, 1928[17]
Succeeded by
Edmund G. N. Rushbrooke
Preceded by
Frederick L. Cavaye
Captain of H.M.S. Restless
8 Sep, 1931[18] – 13 Dec, 1932[19]
Succeeded by
William H. Selby

Footnotes

  1. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 809.
  3. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  4. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  5. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  6. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  7. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  8. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  9. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 809.
  11. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 269.
  13. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  14. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  15. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 282a.
  17. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  18. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.
  19. Searles-Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/145/317. f. 315.