Arthur Kipling Waistell

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Admiral SIR Arthur Kipling Waistell, K.C.B., Royal Navy (30 March, 1873 – 26 October, 1953) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Waistell passed out of Britannia in July 1888 and served in Agincourt briefly before being sent to Cleopatra in the Channel Squadron on 29 November 1888. He remained in her until she paid off on 20 July, 1892.[1]

Waistell surveyed Port Stanley from 15 January to 2 February 1891, receiving surveying pay of 2/6 a day while so engaged.[2]

After a five-month stint navigating Sealark, Waistell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 14 August, 1894.[3]

Waistell was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 31 December, 1903.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1910.[5]

On 7 December 1912, he was appointed to relieve Herbert William Richmond in command of the second class protected cruiser Vindictive.[6]

On 8 July, 1913, Waistell was appointed as captain of the depot ship Maidstone and for command of the Eighth Submarine Flotilla.[7]

Great War

Waistell was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 26 November, 1920, vice FitzMaurice.[8]

He was serving as Captain of torpedo training school Vernon on 19 July, 1919.[9]

Flag Rank

Waistell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 July, 1921, vice Stanley.[10]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 August, 1926, vice Dent.[11]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 3 June, 1929.[12]

Waistell was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 23 May, 1930, vice Goodenough.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Adml. Sir Arthur Waistell" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 28 October, 1953. Issue 52764, col E, pg. 10.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lewis Bayly
Captain of H.M. T.B. 60
11 Jul, 1893[14] – 16 Aug, 1893[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Parkinson
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 060
Preceded by
Francis G. Kirby
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
1 Jan, 1903[16] – 31 Dec, 1903[17]
Succeeded by
William O. Boothby
Preceded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Captain of H.M. T.B. 82
21 Jul, 1903[18] – 18 Aug, 1903[19]
Succeeded by
Hugh W. Innes-Lillingston
Preceded by
?
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Fisgard
12 Feb, 1904[20] – 22 Feb, 1905[21]
Succeeded by
George C. Quayle
Preceded by
Godfrey M. Paine
Captain of H.M.S. Albatross
22 Feb, 1905[22] – 14 Oct, 1905[23]
Succeeded by
Harold V. Dundas
Preceded by
Harold V. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
14 Oct, 1905[24] – 6 Jun, 1906[25]
Succeeded by
Eric W. Harbord
Preceded by
Eric W. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Foam
4 Jun, 1906[26] – 28 Feb, 1907[27]
Succeeded by
John E. Cameron
Preceded by
Francis G. St. John
Captain of H.M.S. Pathfinder
2 Feb, 1910[28] – 16 Jan, 1911[29]
Succeeded by
John B. Sparks
Preceded by
Herbert W. Richmond
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
7 Dec, 1912[30][31] – 1 Sep, 1913[32]
Succeeded by
Christopher R. Payne
Preceded by
Frank Brandt
Captain of H.M.S. Maidstone
1 Sep, 1913[33] – 21 Jan, 1915[34]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
Frank Brandt
Captain (S), Eighth Submarine Flotilla
1 Sep, 1913[35] – 21 Jan, 1915[36]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
21 Jan, 1915[37] – 8 Feb, 1915[38]
Succeeded by
Albert P. Addison
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Maidstone
8 Feb, 1915[39] – 15 Sep, 1917[40]
Succeeded by
Albert P. Addison
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain (S), Eighth Submarine Flotilla
8 Feb, 1915[41] – 15 Sep, 1917[42]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Lewis Clinton-Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
28 Sep, 1917[43][44] – 21 Feb, 1919[45]
Succeeded by
Charles D. Carpendale
Preceded by
Frederick C. U. V. Wentworth
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
13 Mar, 1919[46] – 6 Apr, 1920[47]
Succeeded by
Christopher R. Payne
Preceded by
Michael H. Hodges
Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas of the Atlantic Fleet
15 Jul, 1922[48] – 19 Apr, 1923[49]
Succeeded by
Colin K. MacLean
Preceded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
15 May, 1923[50]
Succeeded by
Frederic C. Dreyer
Preceded by
Hubert G. Brand as Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Light Cruiser Squadron
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron
9 Oct, 1924[51] – 9 Sep, 1926[52]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Parker
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, Bart.
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
28 Nov, 1928[53]
Succeeded by
Sir W. A. Howard Kelly
Preceded by
Sir Roger J. B. Keyes, Bart.
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
9 Jun, 1931[54] – 17 Jan, 1934[55]
Succeeded by
Sir John D. Kelly

Footnotes

  1. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/374. f. 344.
  2. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/374. f. 344.
  3. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/374. f. 344.
  4. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/374. f. 344.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28452. p. 4. 2 January, 1911.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 July, 1913. Issue 40260, col B, p. 4.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 32166. p. 12399. 17 December, 1920.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1918. Letter of promulgation.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32384. p. 5487. 8 July, 1921.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33192. p. 5443. 17 August, 1926.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33501. p. 3667. 3 June, 1929.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 33608. p. 3233. 23 May, 1930.
  14. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  15. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  16. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  17. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  18. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  19. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  20. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  21. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  22. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  23. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  24. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  25. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  26. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  27. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  28. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  29. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  31. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  32. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395z.
  34. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395z.
  36. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  37. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  38. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  39. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  40. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  41. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  42. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  43. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 740.
  44. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  45. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  46. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 344.
  47. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 344.
  48. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  49. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  50. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123.
  51. Waistell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/43/374. f. 244.
  52. Waistell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/43/374. f. 244.
  53. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 244.
  54. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 9 June, 1931. Issue 45844, col C, p. 20.
  55. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 244.