Charles Edward Hamond

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Commander (retired) Charles Edward Hamond, D.S.O., D.S.C.*, R.N. (8 January, 1886 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Norfolk.

Hamond was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1908.

In December 1913, he grounded Porcupine and elicited severe displeasure at the Admiralty. He was superseded on 13 January, 1914 and asked for three months half pay. He was told he would be given a shore command, but if he qualified in navigation he would be considered for another command. Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that the Mouse Sound upon which Porcupine had grounded had recently been extended, and it was judged that this exonerated Hamond.

On 8 November 1915, he was hospitalised at Haslar with jaundice after a bout of influenza. He was fit on the 20th.

He was awarded a X for destroying a German submarine on 11 August, 1915 while in command of a vessel, but which vessel this would have been is not mentioned, and his service records show him appointed to Marshal Soult, having helped manage her completion. and entry into service.

Hamond was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1916.

From November, 1919 Hamond undertook command of one or two trawlers. The second one appears to be Samuel Jamieson. In mid November 1921, he was placed in command of Tourmaline, as well as a group of destroyers in reserve.

Hamond was appointed in command of the fishery protection trawler Doon from 2 October, 1923 until perhaps 10 October, 1925. He grounded her on 24 July 1924.

Hamond was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander upon his relief on 5 February, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Douglas R. Saxby-Thomas
Captain of H.M. T.B. 054
15 Dec, 1910 – 4 Jan, 1911
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Troup
Preceded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Captain of H.M.S. Porcupine
1 Oct, 1913[1] – 13 Jan, 1914
Succeeded by
Cuthbert P. Blake
Preceded by
Myles A. Blomfield
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
3 Dec, 1916[2] – 4 May, 1918
Succeeded by
Charles E. Hamond
Preceded by
Charles E. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
2 Aug, 1918 – Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Patrick Butter
Captain of H.M.S. Tourmaline
13 Nov, 1921 – 22 Feb, 1922
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 357.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 807.