Charles Douglas Carpendale

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Vice-Admiral SIR Charles Douglas Carpendale, K.C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (18 October, 1874 – 21 March, 1968) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Carpendale was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 April, 1894.[1]

He was awarded the Ryder Memorial Prize for 1894 for placing highest in the examination in French at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Carpendale was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1904.[2]

Carpendale was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1910.[3]

In February, 1911 Carpendale was appointed as captain of Good Hope.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Shannon on 5 March, 1912.[4]

In September 1914, he assumed command of the armoured cruiser Donegal. Upon leaving her on 7 August, 1915, he was appointed to Colleen, additional and as Flag Captain, Queenstown, where he would remain until 20 June, 1917.[5]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Achilles on 20 June, 1917.[6]

He was superseded in Achilles on 11 February, 1918. In March, he was appointed to Vigorous, additional, in charge of Auxiliary Patrol Area XVII as a Commodore, Second Class.

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1918.[7]

Post-War

He was appointed Captain of Benbow on 21 February, 1919.[8] He commanded a landing party of marines from Benbow and Marlborough during the Occupation of Constantinople. He turned over command of Benbow on 9 March, 1921.[9]

Carpendale was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 July, 1921.[10]

Carpendale retired on his own request on 1 August, 1923 and was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 25 October, 1926.[11]

World War II

In 1940, he was called upon to serve as Liaison Officer of Ministry of Information at the Air Ministry with an annual salary of 650 pounds.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral Sir C. D. Carpendale" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 23 March, 1968. Issue 57208, col F, pg. 10.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William P. Lodder
Captain of H.M.S. Whiting
15 Jun, 1897[13]
Succeeded by
Ion P. Barton
Preceded by
Edward Heaton-Ellis
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
19 Dec, 1911[14] – 27 Feb, 1912[15]
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Bacchante
27 Feb, 1912[16] – 5 Mar, 1912[17]
Succeeded by
Cyril Asser
Preceded by
George H. Baird
Captain of H.M.S. Shannon
5 Mar, 1912[18][19] – 19 Dec, 1913[20]
Succeeded by
John S. Dumaresq
Preceded by
Maurice H. H. Nelson
Captain of H.M.S. Donegal
Sep, 1914[21] – 7 Aug, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Warren H. D'Oyly
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Captain of H.M.S. Colleen
7 Aug, 1915[23] – 20 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Francis M. Leake
Preceded by
Francis M. Leake
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
20 Jun, 1917[24][25] – 11 Feb, 1918[26]
Succeeded by
Stephen H. Radcliffe
Preceded by
Robert S. D. Cuming
Senior Officer in Charge, Auxiliary Patrol Area XVII
Mar, 1918[27] – 21 Feb, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
21 Feb, 1919[29][30] – 9 Feb, 1921[31]
Succeeded by
H. Ralph Crooke
 

Footnotes

  1. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  2. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 374.
  5. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391a.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30723. p. 6527. 3 June, 1918.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 739.
  9. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 349.
  10. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  11. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  12. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 349.
  13. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  14. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  15. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  16. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  17. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 374.
  19. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  20. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 305.
  22. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393c.
  24. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391a.
  25. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  26. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  27. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  28. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 739.
  30. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  31. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.