Christopher Hildyard Ringrose

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Captain (retired) Christopher Hildyard Ringrose, R.N. (13 November, 1890 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

In 1939, he altered his last name by appending the maiden name of his wife to become Christopher Hildyard Ringrose-Wharton.

Life & Career

The son of a Barrister at Law, C. C. L. Ringrose, Esq..

Ringrose was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1913.

Ringrose was appointed in command of the destroyer Melpomene on 9 April, 1918.[1]

Ringrose was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1921.

Ringrose was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1926.

Ringrose was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 30 April, 1934 and was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 13 November, 1935.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Kenneth L. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. P49
22 Nov, 1917 – 9 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Harry McDonald
Preceded by
Daniel H. Rainier
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
9 Apr, 1918[2] – 20 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John S. Morrell
Captain of H.M.S. Triad
8 Oct, 1919 – 2 Dec, 1921
Succeeded by
George P. Bevan
Preceded by
Herbert Owen
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
12 Apr, 1922 – 14 Sep, 1922
Succeeded by
Henry A. Simpson
Preceded by
Kenneth B. Millar
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
14 Sep, 1922[3] – 27 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
Hugh E. Raymond
Preceded by
Charles E. Hughes White
as Captain of H.M.S. Swordsman
Captain of H.M.A.S. Swordsman
5 May, 1927[4]
Succeeded by
Arthur R. M. Black
Preceded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Captain of H.M.A.S. Anzac
10 Jan, 1928[5]
Succeeded by
James C. D. Esdaile
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Ardent
27 Nov, 1931[6] – Dec, 1933
Succeeded by
Geoffrey A. B. Hawkins


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 279.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 294.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 292.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 215.