Arthur Kemmis Betty

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Vice-Admiral Arthur Kemmis Betty, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (11 July, 1877 – 11 May, 1961) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Born at Southsea.

Betty was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1899.[1]

He was married on 19 July, 1911.[2]

Betty was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[3]

Betty was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.[4]

Post-War

In April 1919, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Royalist.

On 1 December, 1920, he was appointed as Captain (D) of the First Destroyer Flotilla, taking command of the flotilla leader Wallace.[5]

In November 1923, he was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Tiger.

Betty was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 August, 1929 and placed on the Retired List the next day.[6]

Betty was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1934.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Desmond Maxwell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
1 Aug, 1914[8] – 11 Jan, 1915[9]
Succeeded by
Vincent L. Bowring
Preceded by
The Hon. Matthew R. Best
Captain of H.M.S. Royalist
8 Apr, 1919[10][11] – 3 Nov, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
John C. H. Lindsay
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Wallace
1 Dec, 1920[13][14] – 19 Dec, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
1 Dec, 1920[16][17] – 19 Dec, 1922[18]
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Preceded by
John L. Pearson
Captain of H.M.S. King George V
28 Jun, 1923[19] – 26 Nov, 1923[20]
Succeeded by
Charles S. Forbes
Preceded by
John E. Cameron
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
26 Nov, 1923[21][22] – 1 May, 1924[23]
Succeeded by
Horace W. Longden
Preceded by
Horace W. Longden
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Fisgard
1 May, 1925[24] – 2 May, 1927[25]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Preceded by
Horace W. Longden
Inspecting Captain of Mechanical Training Establishments
1 May, 1925[26] – 2 May, 1927[27]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Preceded by
Robert C. Hamilton
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
1 Feb, 1928[28] – 9 Aug, 1929[29]
Succeeded by
Niel O'Neill

Footnotes

  1. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  2. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 7.
  4. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 897.
  6. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  7. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
  9. Ship Log at naval-history.net.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 857.
  11. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  12. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 897.
  14. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  15. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 897.
  17. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  18. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  19. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  20. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 275.
  22. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  23. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  24. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  25. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  26. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  27. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  28. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.
  29. Betty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 397.