Apsley Dunbar Maxwell Cherry

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Captain Apsley Dunbar Maxwell Cherry (7 August, 1876 – 24 May, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cherry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1898.[1]

In August of 1905, Cherry acted as an interpreter during a visit from the French fleet.[2]

On 1 May 1907 he was admitted to Plymouth Hospital with a cerebral concussion. He was discharged on 29 May, but would not be declared fit before November.[3]

Cherry was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1910.[4]

Cherry was appointed in command of the destroyer Crusader on 1 August, 1911.[5] In March of 1912, the Admiralty informed him that he had failed in his duty as commanding officer in not governing his first Lieutenant's consumption of alcohol. In September 1913, he lost the destroyer's anchor and cable. These missteps were offset by favourable inspection reports.[6]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Paragon on 3 December, 1913.[7]

Great War

Cherry was appointed in command of the Tipperary on 23 November 1915 and grounded her on 21 February, 1916. Captain Farie recommended him for promotion in December, 1916 and again in June 1917. Cherry received his promotion to Captain on 30 June, 1917.[8]

Cherry was appointed in command of the depot ship Columbine on 3 September, 1917.[9]

Post-War

Cherry was appointed in command of the monitor Erebus on 11 May, 1920.[10]

World War II

Cherry was reverted to the Retired List as medically unfit on 27 October, 1945.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
26 Oct, 1909[12][13] – 4 Apr, 1911[14]
Succeeded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Preceded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Captain of H.M.S. Foxhound
Apr, 1911[15] – 1 Aug, 1911[16]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
Christopher R. Payne
Captain of H.M.S. Crusader
1 Aug, 1911[17][18] – 3 Dec, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
Julian H. Woodbridge
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Paragon
3 Dec, 1913[20][21] – 24 Oct, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Preceded by
Charles Ansell
Captain of H.M.S. Vestal
Nov, 1914[23] – 18 Nov, 1914[24]
Succeeded by
Ronald M. Fraser
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Tipperary
23 Nov, 1915[25] – 26 Apr, 1916[26]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Gabriel
22 May, 1916[27][28] – 8 Jul, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Preceded by
Gerald T. F. Pike
Captain of H.M.S. Woolwich
3 Sep, 1917[30][31] – 20 Nov, 1919[32]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Preceded by
John A. Moreton
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
11 May, 1920[33][34] – 3 Jan, 1922[35]
Succeeded by
Charles T. A. Bunbury

Footnotes

  1. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  2. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  3. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 15.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 298.
  6. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  8. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 762.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 769.
  11. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  12. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  13. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 323.
  14. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  15. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  16. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  17. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 298.
  19. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  20. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396j.
  22. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  23. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  24. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  25. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  26. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  27. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394o.
  29. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  30. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399h.
  32. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  33. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 769.
  35. Cherry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/220. f. 251.