Charles Courtenay Bell

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Captain (retired) Charles Courtenay Bell, D.S.O., (15 July, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Son of Reverend W. A. Bell, born in Pleasley, Notts.

Bell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1905.

Bell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1913.

Bell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.


Placed on the Retired List on 1 January, 1923.

Bell was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 15 July, 1928.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles H. Daniel
Captain of H.M.S. Totnes
8 Aug, 1916[1] – Sep, 1917
Succeeded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Gretna
28 Jun, 1918 – 18 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
David M. Clarke
Preceded by
David M. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Oakley
18 Feb, 1919 – Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
Raymond B. Stewart
Preceded by
Hugh Seymour
Senior Officer, Third Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
18 Feb, 1919 – 20 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John N. Benbow
Captain of H.M.S. Sherborne
20 Jan, 1920[2] – 15 Oct, 1921
Succeeded by
Cyril H. G. Benson


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398n.
  2. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, January 23, 1920, Issue 42315, p.4.