Thomas Kerr (b)

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Commander (retired) Thomas Kerr, O.B.E., R.N. (23 November, 1887 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

We've added a "(b)" suffix to this page's title, as there was an earlier officer named Thomas Kerr.

Life & Career

Born in Falmouth, Jamaica.[1]

He received instruction in submarines in May, 1909 and first served in C 29. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1910, Kerr remained in C 29 until being appointed to Onyx for command of the small coastal submarine A 9 on 14 November, 1912.[2]

Kerr was appointed in command of the submarine B 5 on 4 March, 1913.[3][4]

Kerr was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1918.[5]

Kerr was placed on the Retired List at his own request with gratuity on 22 April, 1920.[6]

Kerr was promoted to the rank of Commander on 23 November, 1927.[7]

World War II

Working at Tanganyika in the immediate pre-war years, salvaging the German S.S. Von Gotzen.

He served initially at Basra, vice Black from 1 September 1939. He later commanded H.M.S. Midge.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Kenneth Michell
Captain of H.M.S. A 9
14 Nov, 1912[9][10] – 28 Feb, 1913[11]
Succeeded by
George F. Bradshaw
Preceded by
Rowland K. C. Pope
Captain of H.M.S. B 5
4 Mar, 1913[12] – 13 Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
Oswald E. Hallifax
Preceded by
Harrington D. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. C 23
13 Nov, 1915[13] – Dec, 1916[14]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Carlyon-Britton
Preceded by
Francis H. H. Goodhart
Captain of H.M.S. E 8
Dec, 1916[15] – 15 Jan, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cornelius O. Regnart
Captain of H.M.S. L 8
12 Feb, 1918[17] – 7 Mar, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
Thomas A. Powell

Footnotes

  1. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  2. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  4. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  5. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  6. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  7. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  8. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  9. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 350.
  11. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  13. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  14. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  15. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  16. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  17. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.
  18. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/246. f. 248.