Arthur George Talbot

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Arthur George Talbot, C.B., D.S.O., R.N. (31 March, 1892 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of land agent George P. Talbot.

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1914.

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1922.

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1927.

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1934.

World War II

Appointed in command of Illustrious from c. October, 1941 until being appointed in command of Formidable vice Bisset on 23 August, 1942.

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1943.

Talbot was placed on the Retired List and promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 4 January, 1948.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lachlan D. I. MacKinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
17 Jan, 1934 – 27 Mar, 1934
Succeeded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Inglefield
7 May, 1937[1] – 7 Nov, 1939[2]
Succeeded by
Percy Todd
Preceded by
Geoffrey J. A. Miles
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
25 May, 1937 – 7 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
Percy Todd
Preceded by
Edward C. Bayldon
Captain of H.M.S. Ivanhoe
23 Nov, 1938 – 12 Dec, 1938
Succeeded by
Basil Jones
Preceded by
Douglas A. Budgen
Director of Anti-Submarine Warfare Division
15 Nov, 1939 – 23 Jan, 1940
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Thomas H. Troubridge
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
14 Dec, 1940[3] – 23 Oct, 1941[4]
Succeeded by
Michael B. Laing


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