Charles Morton Forbes

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Admiral of the Fleet SIR Charles Morton Forbes, G.C.B., K.C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy (22 November, 1880 – 28 August, 1960) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

As a Lieutenant, in Aboukir from April, 1902 to August, 1902.

Gunnery officer in Carnarvon from 29 May, 1905 to 16 February, 1908.

Appointed to Superb as first and gunnery officer on 11 February, 1911.

At the Battle of Jutland, he was in Iron Duke, serving as Flag Commander to Admiral Jellicoe.

On 15 September he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) for his services at Jutland.[1]

He served as captain of Queen Elizabeth from June 1923, then of Iron Duke from October 1924 until April 1925.

Forbes was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917. He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Galatea on 10 July, 1917, remaining with her through the end of the war.[2]

Forbes was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 7 April, 1928, vice Reinold.[3]

Bibliography

  • "Sir Charles M. Forbes" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 30 August, 1960. Issue 54863, col F, pg. 15.

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernest K. Loring
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
10 Jul, 1917[4] – 1919
Succeeded by
Eric V. F. R. Dugmore
Preceded by
Geoffrey Blake
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
28 Jun, 1923[5] – Oct, 1924[6]
Succeeded by
Frank F. Rose
Preceded by
Frank F. Rose
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
25 Oct, 1924[7] – Apr, 1925[8]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Rear Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean
1 Aug, 1930[9] – 20 Nov, 1931[10]
Succeeded by
Frank F. Rose
Preceded by
Roger R. C. Backhouse
Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
1 Mar, 1932[11]
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald G. H. Henderson
Preceded by
William W. Fisher
Vice-Admiral Commanding, First Battle Squadron
25 Apr, 1934[12] – 25 Jul, 1936[13]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
Michael H. Hodges
Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
21 May, 1934[14] – 25 Jul, 1936[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Pridham
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9071. 15 September, 1916.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 798.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 33376. p. 2741. 17 April, 1928.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 798.
  5. Forbes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 248.
  8. Forbes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.
  9. Forbes Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.
  10. Forbes Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.
  11. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 1 March, 1932. Issue 46010, col F, p. 10.
  12. Forbes Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.
  13. Forbes Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.
  14. Forbes Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130. Year MAY be 1936.
  15. Forbes Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 130.