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==Early Life & Career==
 
==Early Life & Career==
Litchfield was appointed to the [[H.M.S. President|''President'']], additional, on 7 January, 1905, as an Assistant to [[Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes (Royal Navy)|D.N.O.]].<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 14 January, 1905.  Issue '''37604''', col B, pg. 6.</ref>
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Litchfield was appointed to the [[H.M.S. President|''President'']], additional, on 7 January, 1905, as an Assistant to [[Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes (Royal Navy)|D.N.O.]].<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 14 January, 1905.  Issue '''37604''', col B, p. 6.</ref>
  
On 11 January, 1910, Litchfield was appointed to ''Vernon''.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 1 January, 1910.  Issue '''39158''', col D, pg. 10.</ref>
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On 11 January, 1910, Litchfield was appointed to ''Vernon''.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 1 January, 1910.  Issue '''39158''', col D, p. 10.</ref>
  
On 1 January, 1912, Litchfield was appointed to ''President'' for service on the staff of the [[Inspector of Target Practice (Royal Navy)|Inspector of Target Practice]].<ref>"Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 2 December, 1911.  Issue '''39758''', col A, pg. 14.</ref>
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On 1 January, 1912, Litchfield was appointed to ''President'' for service on the staff of the [[Inspector of Target Practice (Royal Navy)|Inspector of Target Practice]].<ref>"Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 2 December, 1911.  Issue '''39758''', col A, p. 14.</ref>
  
Litchfield was appointed in command of [[H.M.S. Shannon (1906)|H.M.S. ''Shannon'']] as Flag Captain to [[Charles Edward Madden, First Baronet|Charles E. Madden]] on 19 December, 1913,<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 10 December, 1913.  Issue '''40391''', col A, pg. 15.</ref> but this appointment was cancelled.
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Litchfield was appointed in command of [[H.M.S. Shannon (1906)|H.M.S. ''Shannon'']] as Flag Captain to [[Charles Edward Madden, First Baronet|Charles E. Madden]] on 19 December, 1913,<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 10 December, 1913.  Issue '''40391''', col A, p. 15.</ref> but this appointment was cancelled.
  
 
==Great-War==
 
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==Post-War==
 
==Post-War==
Litchfield-Speer was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 5 April, 1922, vice Crampton.  He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 April.  He died aged forty-nine on 30 May on the way to Redhill Hospital, Reigate, having fallen ill after going to the Derby with his wife and Captain Willis of the Admiralty.<ref>"News in Brief" (News in Brief).  ''The Times''.  Thursday, 1 June, 1922.  Issue '''43046''', col C, pg. 10.</ref>  Cause of death was stated at the the inquest to be "the acute inflammatory condition of the lungs."<ref>"News in Brief" (News in Brief).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 2 June, 1922.  Issue '''43047''', col G, pg. 5.</ref>
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Litchfield-Speer was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 5 April, 1922, vice Crampton.  He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 April.  He died aged forty-nine on 30 May on the way to Redhill Hospital, Reigate, having fallen ill after going to the Derby with his wife and Captain Willis of the Admiralty.<ref>"News in Brief" (News in Brief).  ''The Times''.  Thursday, 1 June, 1922.  Issue '''43046''', col C, p. 10.</ref>  Cause of death was stated at the the inquest to be "the acute inflammatory condition of the lungs."<ref>"News in Brief" (News in Brief).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 2 June, 1922.  Issue '''43047''', col G, p. 5.</ref>
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

Revision as of 16:47, 29 August 2012

Rear-Admiral Frederick Shirley Litchfield-Speer, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy (24 March, 1874 – 30 May, 1922) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Litchfield was appointed to the President, additional, on 7 January, 1905, as an Assistant to D.N.O..[1]

On 11 January, 1910, Litchfield was appointed to Vernon.[2]

On 1 January, 1912, Litchfield was appointed to President for service on the staff of the Inspector of Target Practice.[3]

Litchfield was appointed in command of H.M.S. Shannon as Flag Captain to Charles E. Madden on 19 December, 1913,[4] but this appointment was cancelled.

Great-War

On 1 August, 1914, he was appointed in command of the Caronia, a passenger liner commissioned into Royal Navy service as an armed merchant cruiser.[5]

He was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 3 June, 1916.[6]

He was appointed in command of H.M.S. Agamemnon on 25 September, 1918.[7]

Post-War

Litchfield-Speer was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 April, 1922, vice Crampton. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 April. He died aged forty-nine on 30 May on the way to Redhill Hospital, Reigate, having fallen ill after going to the Derby with his wife and Captain Willis of the Admiralty.[8] Cause of death was stated at the the inquest to be "the acute inflammatory condition of the lungs."[9]

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 14 January, 1905. Issue 37604, col B, p. 6.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 1 January, 1910. Issue 39158, col D, p. 10.
  3. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 December, 1911. Issue 39758, col A, p. 14.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 10 December, 1913. Issue 40391, col A, p. 15.
  5. The Navy List (December, 1914). p. 401e.
  6. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29608. p. 5563. 3 June, 1916.
  7. The Navy List (December, 1918). p. 725.
  8. "News in Brief" (News in Brief). The Times. Thursday, 1 June, 1922. Issue 43046, col C, p. 10.
  9. "News in Brief" (News in Brief). The Times. Friday, 2 June, 1922. Issue 43047, col G, p. 5.

Bibliography

Service Records


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