Vincent Byrne Cardwell
Life & Career
Born in Edgbaston and raised by his mother.
In early 1911, he was treated at Haslar for gonorrhea.
Having studied navigation, Cardwell found himself in Minerva as first and navigating officer on 12 June 1914, and named acting Commander by the C-in-C on 10 January, 1915. He was cautioned after the ship grounded in Mik[illeg] Channel.
Cardwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1915 and was again made an acting commander on 19 October, 1916. He remained in Minerva, having shed his navigational role and become the ship's executive officer.
He moved to the light cruiser Glasgow as executive officer in June 1918.
Glasgow paid off on 15 April, 1919. In August 1919, he was removed from the list of (N) officers on his request and from then to April 1920, Cardwell was put in command of the sweeping sloop Sir Bevis.
Cardwell was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 28 May, 1932.
World War II
Commanded a ship which he grounded and collided with a steamer.
Albert S. Elwell-Sutton
|Captain of H.M.S. Sir Bevis
18 Aug, 1919 – 24 Apr, 1920
Irving M. Palmer
|Captain of H.M.S. Heather
24 Apr, 1920 – 1 Aug, 1921
Geoffrey C. Candy
|Captain of H.M.S. Veronica
7 Sep, 1922 – 1 Mar, 1925
Francis D. Mowat
|Captain of H.M.S. Daffodil
11 Oct, 1927 – 28 Oct, 1929
Alexander G. B. Wilson
- The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 281.
- The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 229.