Charles Herbert Lightoller
Charles Herbert Lightoller, D.S.C. and Bar, R.D. (30 March, 1874 – 8 December, 1952) served in the Royal Naval Reserve, however he is most famous for his brief service as Second Officer of the R.M.S. Titanic.
First World War
He was awarded the D.S.C. for firing upon Zeppelin L 31 from T.B. 117 on 31 July, 1916.[Fact Check]
Lightoller was one of the many civilian volunteers who joined the Dunkirk evacuation effort, taking their own ships into harm's way. Sailing from Ramsgate, his motor yacht Sundowner rescued 130 men in her only trip across the Channel, an impressive achievement for the small 58 foot long, 26 GRT vessel.
- Lightoller, Lieut. C. H. "Testimonies From the Field." Christian Science Journal XXX (7): pp. 414–5.
- Lightoller, Charles Herbert (1935). Titanic and Other Ships. London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson.
- Lord, Walter (1984). The Miracle of Dunkirk. London: Penguin Books.
- Stenson, Patrick (1984). "Lights": the Odyssey of C. H. Lightoller. London: Bodley Head.
Stafford H. Dillon
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 117
before mid 1916[Citation needed]
George B. Bray
Alastair C. N. Farquhar
|Captain of H.M.S. Falcon
26 Jul, 1916 – 1 Apr, 1918
- The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 483-5.
- The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 477.
- The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 460.
- The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 990.
- Email from Robert Ingram, 10 Aug, 2014.
- The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393t.
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 126.