Charles Thomas Mark Pizey

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Admiral Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, G.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.*, D.L. (17 June, 1899 – 17 May, 1993) served in the Royal Naval Reserve as a Midshipman aboard Revenge before transferring to the Royal Navy on 14 February, 1917.

Life & Career

Pizey served as Midshipman on Revenge, and fought in her at the Battle of Jutland.[1]

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1920.[2]

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1928.[3]

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1933.[4]

World War II

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1939.[5]

Pizey saw action in command of a destroyer during the pursuit of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during their "Channel Dash".

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 July, 1948.[6]

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 October, 1951.[7]

He would also later become Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Indian Navy and play an important part in shaping the Republic of India's modern defence forces.[8]

Pizey was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 16 December, 1954.[9]

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Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Angus D. Nicholl
Captain of H.M.S. Torrid
18 Dec, 1930[10] – 9 Jul, 1931
Succeeded by
Archibald B. Russell
Preceded by
Alan MacG. Sheffield
Captain of H.M.S. Boreas
10 Jul, 1931[11][12] – 15 Jan, 1934[13]
Succeeded by
Masters Norman
Preceded by
Ian R. H. Black
Captain of H.M.S. Fortune
26 Apr, 1938[14][15] – 15 Jul, 1939[Inference]
Succeeded by
Edward A. Gibbs
Preceded by
Robert M. Aubrey
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
24 Jun, 1940 – 7 Jul, 1942
Succeeded by
Cecil R. L. Parry
Preceded by
John A. S. Eccles
Director of Operations Division
10 Jan, 1944[16] – 1 Nov, 1945[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir William E. Parry
Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy
13 Oct, 1951 – 21 Jul, 1955
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Alexander C. G. Madden
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
1955 – 1958
Succeeded by
Sir Richard G. Onslow

Footnotes

  1. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  2. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  3. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  4. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  5. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  6. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  7. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  8. Email from Andrew Denovan (his wife is Pizey's granddaughter) to Tone, 25 May 2016.
  9. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 275.
  11. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 217.
  13. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  14. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 286.
  16. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.
  17. Pizey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/136. f. 167.