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Latest revision as of 18:00, 28 May 2020

Captain George Haines Faulkner, C.B., D.S.C., R.N. (27 April, 1893 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Thomas G. Faulkner.

Appointed to the Laforey Class destroyer Laertes on 13 April, 1914, Faulker fought at the Battle of Helgoland Bight where he was wounded in his right thigh by a shell on 28 August, 1914. He was admitted to Chatham Hospital on 1 September and discharged as fit on 16 September. He was mentioned in despatches for his performance.

Faulkner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 21 October, 1914. He continued to serve in the destroyer until 21 January, 1917, apart from a brief appointment in her sister, Legion from 9 May to 21 June, 1916.

Faulkner served in Redgauntlet from 21 January 1917 until being appointed to Nimrod for gunnery duties on 2 February 1918.

Post-War

Faulkner was appointed in command of the destroyer Thruster on 17 December, 1918.[1]

Faulkner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 21 October, 1922.

In 1924, Faulkner delivered intelligence reports on San Francisco and Hawaii

Faulkner was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1928.

Faulkner was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1935.

On 25 February 1937, a Court of Enquiry was convened to explore the circumstances of a collision between Bideford and a floating dock owen by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company at Abadan. Faulkner was blamed in the affair and told to be more careful in future.

He was superseded in command of the sloop Bideford shortly after 14 November, 1938 by Douglas Young-Jamieson.[2]

World War II

Retired 2 January, 1945.

Reverted to Retired List on 29 October, 1947.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Captain of H.M.S. Mystic
2 Apr, 1918[3] – 17 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
Gordon L. Simner
Preceded by
George L. D. Gibbs
Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
17 Dec, 1918[4] – May, 1919
Succeeded by
Daniel H. Rainier
Preceded by
Thomas B. Fellowes
Captain of H.M.S. Voyager
31 Dec, 1926[5] – May, 1928
Succeeded by
Peter V. James
Preceded by
Geoffrey W. Wadham
Captain of H.M.S. Bideford
18 Feb, 1937 – 17 Apr, 1938
Succeeded by
George H. Faulkner
Preceded by
Vernon S. Butler
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
20 Feb, 1937 – 17 Apr, 1938
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain of H.M.S. Shoreham
17 Apr, 1938 – 30 Jul, 1938
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Captain of H.M.S. Bideford
30 Jul, 1938 – 1 Oct, 1938
Succeeded by
George H. Faulkner
Preceded by
Russell H. McBean
Captain of H.M.S. Pangbourne
1 Oct, 1938 – 1 Nov, 1938
Succeeded by
Francis Douglas-Watson
Preceded by
?
Commander, Third Minesweeping Flotilla
1 Oct, 1938 – 1 Nov, 1938
Succeeded by
Francis Douglas-Watson
as Senior Officer, Third Minesweeping Flotilla
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Captain of H.M.S. Bideford
1 Nov, 1938 – 2 Dec, 1938
Succeeded by
Douglas Young-Jamieson
Preceded by
Frederick R. M. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
19 Jun, 1939 – 31 Jul, 1939
Succeeded by
Charles P. Clarke
Preceded by
Frederick R. M. Johnson
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, The Nore
19 Jun, 1939 – 31 Jul, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Guy L. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
2 May, 1941 – 19 Feb, 1943
Succeeded by
Richard V. Symonds-Tayler

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 919.
  2. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 850.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 919.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 285.