Casper Silas Balfour Swinley

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Captain Caspar Silas Balfour Swinley, D.S.O., D.S.C. (28 October, 1898 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Swinley was a Special Entry to the Training Establishment on 15 September 1916. Upon passing out in March 1917, he was appointed to the battlecruiser New Zealand. He served in the ship until being sent to join Ceres on 3 February, 1919. He was invalided from the ship in June, suffering from displaced cartilage in his left knee, but returned to her on 8 September upon being declared fit.[1]

Swinley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1920.[2]

Swinley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1928.[3]

Swinley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1934.[4]

World War II

Swinley was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1942.[5]

Swinley was placed on the Retired List on 7 July, 1951.[6]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas J. N. Hilken
Captain of H.M.S. Express
30 Apr, 1935[7] – 1 Apr, 1937
Succeeded by
Percy J. Oliver
Preceded by
Morgan J. Yeatman
Captain of Communication Training Establishment H.M.S. Impregnable
19 May, 1939 – 30 Sep, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
David J. R. Simson
Captain of H.M.S. Codrington
26 Nov, 1939 – 8 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
George E. Creasy
Preceded by
David J. R. Simson
Captain (D), Nineteenth Destroyer Flotilla
26 Nov, 1939 – 3 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
Eric A. F. Drought
Captain of H.M.S. Isis
17 Jun, 1940 – c. Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
Lionel R. P. Lawford
Preceded by
Hugh Dalrymple-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Arethusa
Jun, 1945 – late 1945
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/143. f. 143.
  2. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/143. f. 143.
  3. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/143. f. 143.
  4. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/143. f. 143.
  5. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/143. f. 143.
  6. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/143. f. 143.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 239.