Arthur Robert Halfhide

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search

Captain Arthur Robert Halfhide, C.B.E. (13 December, 1890 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Wimbledon, the son of E. [illeg] Halfhide.[1]

Halfhide was awarded the Ryder Memorial Prize for placing highest in the examination in French at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.[2]

Halfhide was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1911. He was appointed to the battleship Thunderer of the Second Battle Squadron on 12 October, 1912 and served in her through the entire war, including at the Battle of Jutland.[3]

Halfhide was appointed in command of the river gunboat Woodcock on 22 February, 1919 and re-appointed in her when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1919.[4]

Halfhide was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925.[5]

Halfhide was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1933.[6]

In 1934-36, Halfhide was Senior Officer of the gunboats on the West River Flotilla.[7]

World War II

Halfhide was placed on the Retired List on 28 July, 1942.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur R. P. Martin
Captain of H.M.S. Woodcock
22 Feb, 1919[9] – mid Jan, 1921[Inference]
Succeeded by
Gerald E. Boultbee
Preceded by
William G. Benn
Captain of H.M.S. Tarantula
14 Sep, 1934[10] – 15 Oct, 1936
Succeeded by
William K. D. Dowding
Preceded by
Alfred Bowman
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
3 Feb, 1937[11] – 29 Jul, 1937[12]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey C. Fryer
Preceded by
Frederick R. M. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
14 Jul, 1938[13][14] – 27 Jun, 1939[15]
Succeeded by
John A. Garland
Preceded by
John D. A. Musters
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
31 Jul, 1939[16] – 15 Jan, 1940[17]
Succeeded by
Norman V. Grace
Preceded by
Henry C. Bovell
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
2 Jan, 1940 – late 1940
Succeeded by
Hubert G. D. Acland
Preceded by
Oliver Bevir
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
Oct, 1940 – 1 Aug, 1942
Succeeded by
John W. Durnford

Footnotes

  1. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  2. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  3. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  4. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  5. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  6. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  7. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1938; pg. 18; Issue 48042.
  8. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 901.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 278.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 231.
  12. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  13. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  14. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), 2 July 1938, p. 18.
  15. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  16. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.
  17. Halfhide Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/37. f. 37.