William Halford Selby

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Rear-Admiral William Halford Selby, C.B., D.S.C. (29 April, 1902 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

Life & Career

Selby was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 January, 1953. He retired on 29 February, 1956.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Valentine Searles-Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Restless
13 Dec, 1932[1]
Succeeded by
John W. M. Eaton
Preceded by
Geoffrey N. Oliver
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
17 Dec, 1934[2]
Succeeded by
John L. Machin
Preceded by
Philip Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Wren
31 Jul, 1939[3] – 13 Jan, 1940[4]
Succeeded by
Harold T. Armstrong
Preceded by
Patrick V. McLaughlin
Captain of H.M.S. Mashona
23 Jan, 1940[5] – 28 May, 1941[6]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 266.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 231.
  3. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  4. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  5. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  6. Uboat.net page on the ship.