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{{CaptRN}} '''Ambrose Thomas Norman Abbay''', D.S.O., (10 November, 1886 – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} (retired) '''Ambrose Thomas Norman Abbay''', D.S.O., (10 November, 1886 – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Abbay was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 1 April, 1909.{{NLMar13|p. 2}}
 
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Abbay was appointed in command of the {{UK-RobRoy|f=t}} on 24 November, 1916.{{NLFeb19|p. 896}}
 
Abbay was appointed in command of the {{UK-RobRoy|f=t}} on 24 November, 1916.{{NLFeb19|p. 896}}
  
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Abbay was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 1 April, 1917.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
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After a few torpedo boat commands, Abbay was appointed to the {{UK-Yarmouth|f=t}} for two years, commencing on 18 April, 1912.  On 5 June, 1914 he was appointed in command of the {{UK-Wolf|f=c}}.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
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==Great War==
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Abbay stayed in command of ''Wolf'' until being appointed to command the {{UK-Garry|f=c}} on 5 September, 1915.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
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Abbay was appointed in command of the {{UK-Observer|f=c}} on 23 May, 1916, to take command upon her commissioning.  Some time later that year, he moved over to command {{UK-Paragon}}.  Superseded in that ship on 18 November, 1916, six days later he was appointed to the new {{UK-RobRoy|f=t}}, to take command upon her commissioning.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
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==Post-War==
 
On 16 November, 1920, he was appointed in command of the {{UK-Tomahawk|f=t}}.{{NLDec20|p. 876}}
 
On 16 November, 1920, he was appointed in command of the {{UK-Tomahawk|f=t}}.{{NLDec20|p. 876}}
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Abbay was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1922.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
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On 20 December, 1927, he married Beatrix Yvonne Alice Tennant in Essex.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
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Abbay was placed on the Retired List with the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 10 November, 1932.<ref>Abbay Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/338.|D7604750}}  f. ?.</ref>
  
 
==See Also==
 
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Revision as of 09:01, 20 June 2016

Captain (retired) Ambrose Thomas Norman Abbay, D.S.O., (10 November, 1886 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Abbay was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1909.[1]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Wolf on 5 June, 1914.[2]

Abbay was appointed in command of the destroyer Rob Roy on 24 November, 1916.[3]

Abbay was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1917.[4]

After a few torpedo boat commands, Abbay was appointed to the light cruiser Yarmouth for two years, commencing on 18 April, 1912. On 5 June, 1914 he was appointed in command of the "B" Class destroyer Wolf.[5]

Great War

Abbay stayed in command of Wolf until being appointed to command the River Class destroyer Garry on 5 September, 1915.[6]

Abbay was appointed in command of the "M" Class destroyer Observer on 23 May, 1916, to take command upon her commissioning. Some time later that year, he moved over to command Paragon. Superseded in that ship on 18 November, 1916, six days later he was appointed to the new destroyer Rob Roy, to take command upon her commissioning.[7]

Post-War

On 16 November, 1920, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Tomahawk.[8]

Abbay was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.[9]

On 20 December, 1927, he married Beatrix Yvonne Alice Tennant in Essex.[10]

Abbay was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 10 November, 1932.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hector R. Monro
Captain of H.M. T.B. 079
3 May, 1910[12] – 1911
Succeeded by
Edward S. Graham
Preceded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
5 Jun, 1914[13]
Succeeded by
Robert M. Gardner
Preceded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Captain of H.M.S. Paragon
Jun, 1916[14] – Nov, 1916[Inference]
Succeeded by
John F. Bowyer
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Rob Roy
24 Nov, 1916[15]
Succeeded by
Reginald Watkins Grubb
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Walker
22 Jan, 1919[16]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain of H.M.S. Tomahawk
16 Nov, 1920[17]
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Captain of H.M.S. Sepoy
13 Apr, 1921[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Worcester
Jan, 1924[19]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 397a.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 896.
  4. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  5. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  6. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  7. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 876.
  9. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  10. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  11. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  12. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 400.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399j.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396j.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 896.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1920). p. 896.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 876.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 810.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 291.

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