Charles Hinton Knowles

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Captain (retired) Charles Hinton Knowles, D.S.O., R.N. (16 December, 1885 – 5 September, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend J. H. Knowles was born in Srinagar, Kashmir.

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1908.

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1916.[1]


Knowles was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1922.

Knowles was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 4 June, 1932.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Beaufort
23 Feb, 1920[2] – 15 Mar, 1923
Succeeded by
William V. Rice
Preceded by
Henry P. Douglas
Captain of H.M.S. Ormonde
25 Jun, 1924[3] – Jun, 1926
Succeeded by
Arthur G. N. Wyatt
Preceded by
Leon S. Acheson
Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
24 Aug, 1928 – 1 Dec, 1928
Succeeded by
Edward C. Thornton


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 360.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 727.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 257.