Wilfrid Bayley Pirie

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Commander (emergency) Wilfrid Bayley Pirie, D.S.O. (10 March, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pirie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1908.

Pirie was appointed in command of the submarine C 12 on 15 October, 1912.[1]

Pirie was allowed to resign on 26 June, 1914 to join the Emergency List in order to take up a partnership in an engineering business.

Pirie was awarded a D.S.O. for his services in command of H 1 in the Sea of Marmora in October, 1915.

Pirie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1916.

Pirie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 11 November, 1918.

Pirie's name was removed from the Navy List due to non-report in May, 1933.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. A 3
8 Aug, 1910 – 15 Dec, 1910
Succeeded by
Charles W. Craven
Preceded by
Philip E. U. Townshend
Captain of H.M.S. A 12
15 Dec, 1910 – 15 Sep, 1911
Succeeded by
Henry A. Binmore
Preceded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. C 18
15 Sep, 1911 – 30 Oct, 1911
Succeeded by
Archibald M. Willoughby
Preceded by
Donald Greig
Captain of H.M.S. C 12
4 May, 1912 – 1914
Succeeded by
Percy H. Boulnois
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 1
3 Apr, 1915 – 13 Sep, 1916
Succeeded by
John G. H. Steedman


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 286.