William Reynard Richardson

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Captain (retired) William Reynard Richardson, R.N. (14 April, 1890 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Harrogate.

Richardson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1910. On 11 April, 1911 he was appointed to Mercury for instruction in submarines.

Although his service record is not entirely clear, Richardson was appointed to a submarine for command on 30 November, 1917. The wording suggests it was a submarine still being completed, and it may have been H 25, although this seems to contradict other data. He remained in it through his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1918 until 19 February, 1919.

Richardson was appointed in command of L 17 on 19 February, 1919 and then to L 19 on 11 June, 1919.[1]

Richardson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1924.

Richardson was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Captain on 14 April, 1936.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cromwell H. Varley
Captain of H.M.S. A 10
29 Apr, 1915 – 25 Sep, 1915
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald T. Dimsdale
Captain of H.M.S. C 21
25 Sep, 1915 – 1 Apr, 1916
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. W 4
1 Apr, 1916 – 7 Aug, 1916
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. White
Captain of H.M.S. D 6
10 Aug, 1916 – 30 Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
Samuel A. Brooks
Preceded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Captain of H.M.S. L 17
19 Feb, 1919 – 11 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Henry F. M. Peto
Preceded by
Henry F. M. Peto
Captain of H.M.S. L 19
11 Jun, 1919[2] – 29 Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
Arthur S. Lindsell
Preceded by
Victor E. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. K 12
22 Oct, 1921[3] – 15 Nov, 1923
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Satow
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Ross
15 Nov, 1923 – 23 May, 1924
Succeeded by
James L. Boyd
Preceded by
James L. Boyd
Captain of H.M.S. Ross
4 Aug, 1924 – 3 Dec, 1924
Succeeded by
Victor E. Ward
Preceded by
Gerald G. Slade
Captain of H.M.S. L 3
1927[4]
Succeeded by
William R. Fell
Preceded by
Lionel C. P. Tudway
Captain of H.M.S. Godetia
1 Jan, 1930[5] – 1 Jan, 1932
Succeeded by
Leon S. Acheson

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 774.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 250.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 243.