Albert Sumner Lafone

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Rear-Admiral Albert Sumner Lafone, C.B.E., F.R.Z.S., Royal Navy, Retired (14 October, 1863 – 26 December, 1933) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Lafone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 30 June, 1886.[1]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Havock on 14 January, 1896.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 30 June, 1899.[3]

Lafone was promoted to the rank of Captain dated 30 June, 1905.[4]

In 1907, he was placed in command of the first class protected cruiser Ariadne.

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 6 April, 1908.[5]

Lafone was appointed to President, additional, for fitting out Armed Merchant Cruisers on 3 August, 1914. On the 25th of August, this work ceased. On 12 November, he was made Captain Superintending Equipment of Armed Vessels, [illeg] Docks.

Lafone was appointed as Senior Naval Officer, Port of London on 6 December, 1916. On 15 August, 1919, he reverted to the Retired List.[6]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Captain of H.M.S. Havock
14 Jan, 1896[7] – 18 Feb, 1896[8][9]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Sunfish
18 Feb, 1896[10] – 1 Sep, 1896[11]
Succeeded by
Robert G. D. Dewar
Preceded by
Thomas Y. Greet
Captain of H.M.S. Æolus
19 Jun, 1903[12][13] – 4 Jul, 1905[14]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Preceded by
John G. Hewitt
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
1 Jun, 1906[15][16] – 27 Mar, 1907[17]
Succeeded by
George C. Cayley
Preceded by
Edward F. B. Charlton
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
28 Sep, 1907[18] – 6 Apr, 1908[19]
Succeeded by
Carlton V. de M. Cowper
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Port of London
6 Dec, 1916 – 15 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 January, 1896. Issue 34783, col D, p. 8.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27099. p. 4345. 14 July, 1899.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4557. 30 June, 1905.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28127. p. 2755. 10 April, 1908.
  6. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 10 January, 1896. Issue 34783, col D, p. 8.
  8. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 266.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 266.
  11. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  12. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 272.
  14. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  15. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 285.
  17. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  18. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  19. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.