Cecil Dacre Staveley Raikes

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Vice-Admiral Cecil Dacre Staveley Raikes, C.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (29 May, 1874 – 15 February, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Raikes was promoted to Lieutenant on 18 August, 1895.[1]

His first command was of Thrasher, appointed in December of 1901. He'd briefly go to Boxer and return to Thrasher, before leaving in December, 1903. In April, 1902, Thrasher collided with the Coquette, and Raikes was found at fault. He was simply warned to be more cautious in future.[2]

After some time in the yacht Enchantress, Raikes was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1905.[3]

After spending three months in temporary command of Enchantress, on 1 June, 1906, Raikes was appointed in command of the sloop Clio on the China Station.[4]

Raikes was advanced to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1913.[5]

On 27 January 1914, he was appointed in command of the depot ship St. George.[6]

Great War

on 26 January, 1916, Raikes was mentioned in despatches for "undoubtedly inflicting heavy loss upon the enemy."[7]

On 20 June 1916, he was appointed in command of the elderly second class protected cruiser Minerva on the east coast of Africa.[8][9]

Post-war

He was made Commodore, 2nd Class as Chief of Staff to Admiral Tupper, Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches in Colleen (ex-Royalist) on 1 June, 1919.[10]

Raikes commanded Ramillies for 18 months, commencing on 20 January, 1921.

Raikes was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January, 1923.[11]

Raikes was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 30 June, 1924, vice Richard Webb. He was placed on the Retired List the following day.[12]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 23 May, 1929.[13]

Raikes succumbed to bronchial and prostatic carcinoma on 15 February, 1947.

See Also

  • Service Records
  • "Vice-Admiral C. D. S. Raikes" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 19 February, 1947. Issue 50689, col E, pg. 7.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
15 Jan, 1901[14]
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Bather
Preceded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
5 Dec, 1901[15] – 3 Aug, 1902[16]
Succeeded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Preceded by
Bertram O. F. Phibbs
Captain of H.M.S. Boxer
early 1902[17] – late 1902[18]
Succeeded by
Bertram O. F. Phibbs
Preceded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
16 Oct, 1902[19] – 21 Dec, 1903
Succeeded by
Norman H. Carter
Preceded by
Hugh Evan-Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Enchantress
1 Mar, 1906[20] – 1 Jun, 1906[21]
Succeeded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Preceded by
Henry D. Wilkin
Captain of H.M.S. Clio
1 Jun, 1906[22] – 23 Sep, 1908[23]
Succeeded by
Charles T. Borrett
Preceded by
Philip Francklin
Captain of H.M.S. Surprise
27 Mar, 1909[24][25] – 24 Mar, 1911[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alan C. Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
27 Jan, 1914[27][28] – 5 Mar, 1915[29]
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Raglan
Jun, 1915[30]c. Mar, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
Henry F. Chevallier
Preceded by
Francis H. M. Jackson
Captain of H.M.S. Minerva
20 Jun, 1916[32][33] – 6 Nov, 1918[34]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Aubrey C. H. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
20 Jan, 1921[35] – 19 Aug, 1922[36]
Succeeded by
Francis H. Mitchell

Footnotes

  1. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  2. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  3. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  4. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 93.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 369.
  7. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 846.
  9. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 746a.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 32782. p. 6. (Supplement) 1 January, 1923.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 32953. p. 5162. 4 July, 1924.
  13. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 January, 1901. Issue 36348, col D, p. 8.
  15. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 6 December 1901. (36631), p. 6.
  16. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  17. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  18. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  19. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 308.
  20. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  21. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  22. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  23. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  24. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 380.
  26. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 378a.
  28. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  29. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397h.
  31. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 846.
  33. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  34. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  35. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  36. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.