Charles Arthur Aiskew Larcom

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Captain Charles Arthur Aiskew Larcom, D.S.O. (13 April, 1891 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Larcom's father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Artillery. He passed out of the Training Establishment on 15 May, 1908 and received his first appointment to Albemarle on the same day.[1]

Larcom was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1912.[2]

Great War

Interbellum

Larcom was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1920.[3]

Larcom was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1926.[4]

Larcom was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1932.[5]

World War II

Larcom was appointed in command of the light cruiser Sheffield vice Renouf on 14 December, 1939. He was in command when the ship shadowed the German battleship Bismarck and was superseded on 1 August, 1941.[6]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Piers K. Kekewich
Captain of H.M.S. Bee
1 Sep, 1933[7] – 12 Aug, 1935[8]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Hotham
Preceded by
Arthur J. Power
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
16 Mar, 1936[9] – 31 Jul, 1937[10]
Succeeded by
Edward O. B. S. Osborne
Preceded by
Maitland W. S. Boucher
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
31 Jul, 1937 – 1 Feb, 1939
Succeeded by
Marshal L. Clarke
Preceded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Director of the Naval Air Division
Feb, 1939 – 21 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
Clement Moody
Preceded by
Edward de F. Renouf
Captain of H.M.S. Sheffield
14 Dec, 1939[11] – 1 Aug, 1941[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Clarke

Footnotes

  1. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  2. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  3. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  4. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  5. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  6. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  7. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  8. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  9. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  10. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  11. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  12. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.