Claud Barrington Barry

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Admiral SIR Claud Barrington Barry, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. Royal Navy, Retired (17 July, 1891 – 27 December, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 30 April, 1902, Barry was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant.[1]

Barry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 January, 1914.[2]

The Great War

Barry was appointed to Bonaventure for duty in the submarine C 14 on 4 May, 1914.[3]

D 4 suffered a fire in 1918, and Barry was told by Their Lordships that it was "inconceivable that no proper watch was kept on board."[4]

Barry was in command of the submarine D 4 on 12 May, 1918 when she torpedoed (or used the deck gun, according to his Service Record) and sank UB 72 at 50deg 08' N., 2deg, 41' W..[5] He was awarded the D.S.O. for this action at Buckingham Palace on 26 September, 1918.[6]

Post-War

He married Mary Eleanor Masali Campbell on 14 September, 1921 at St. George's Church in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.[7]

Barry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 January, 1922. He was appointed in temporary command of the minesweeper Shrewsbury on 10 July, 1924 and was discharged on 21 August, 1924.[8] On 2 September, 1924, he was appointed in command of Group "M" submarines in reserve.[9]

Barry was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1926.[10]

He was superseded in command of the submarine Thames in 1933 by Commander Victor Cyril Dorman-Smith.[11]

Barry was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1933.[12]

World War II

Barry was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 January, 1943.[13]

Barry was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 May, 1946.[14]

Barry was promoted to the rank of Admiral and placed on the Retired List on on 1 May, 1950.[15]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald T. Dimsdale
Captain of H.M.S. C 21
5 Dec, 1916[16] – 14 Jun, 1917[17]
Succeeded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Preceded by
John R. G. Moncreiffe
Captain of H.M.S. D 4
14 Jun, 1917[18] – 31 May, 1918[19]
Succeeded by
John D. A. Musters
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. R 12
17 Jun, 1918[20] – 25 Feb, 1919[21]
Succeeded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Preceded by
Alfred M. Winser
Captain of H.M.S. J 2
25 Feb, 1919[22] – 30 Aug, 1922[23]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles H. Daniel
Captain of H.M.S. Shrewsbury
10 Jul, 1924[24] – 21 Aug, 1924[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Captain of H.M.S. K 2
Mar, 1925[26] – 13 Nov, 1925[27]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Captain of H.M.S. L 16
13 Nov, 1925[28]
Succeeded by
Gerald E. Colpoys
Preceded by
Alexander B. Greig
Captain of H.M.S. K 26
22 Nov, 1926[29] – 31 Dec, 1926[30]
Succeeded by
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Preceded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Captain (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
12 Feb, 1937[31] – 1939[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
16 Aug, 1939[33] – 11 Oct, 1940[34]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward L. S. King
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
31 Oct, 1940[35] – 3 Apr, 1942[36]
Succeeded by
H. Geoffrey Norman
Preceded by
Charles E. Morgan
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
3 Apr, 1942[37]
Succeeded by
Leslie H. Ashmore
Preceded by
Sir Max Horton
Rear-Admiral (S)
1942 – 1944
Succeeded by
George E. Creasy
as Flag Officer, Submarines

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 5.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 6.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 285.
  4. Barry Service Record. {TNA|ADM 196/53.|}} f. 150.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  6. Barry Service Record. {TNA|ADM 196/53.|}} f. 150.
  7. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  8. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  9. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  10. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  11. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.
  12. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  13. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  14. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  15. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  16. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  17. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  18. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  19. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  20. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  21. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  22. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  23. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  24. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  25. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  26. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  27. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  28. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  29. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  30. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  31. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  32. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  33. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  34. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  35. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  36. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  37. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.