Claude Lindesay Bate

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Captain Claude Lindesay Bate, C.B.E., D.S.O. (25 February, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bate was born in Abbotabad in the Punjab.

Bate was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.[1]

Bate was appointed in command of the gunboat Cygnet on 16 July, 1912.[2]

Bate was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913. [3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Staunch on 16 December, 1913.[4]

Great War

In August, 1915, Bate was appointed from Staunch for command of the new "M" Class destroyer Michael.[5]

Bate commanded the destroyer Michael of the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[6]

In 1917, Bate incurred severe displeasure by permitting the "loot" of provisions from the Swedish steamer S.S. Aspen as he helped salve her after she was damaged by UC 31 twenty miles east of the Orkneys.[7]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Vivacious on 4 December, 1917.[8]

Bate was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.[9]

Interbellum

Bate was appointed to the icebreaker Sviatogor on 24 September, 1919, to assume command upon her commissioning. He left the ship to begin some unpaid time on 22 May, 1920.[10][11]

Bate was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 26 August, 1929.[12]

Bate was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 10 November, 1939.[13]

World War II

Bate was appointed in command of the training base H.M.S. Spartiate vice Boulton and as Maintenance Captain on the staff of Flag Officer in Command, Glasgow vice Priestley on 8 February, 1941. In 1944, command of Sherbrooke House was added to these duties, vice Neill, R.N.V.R..[14]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward W. MacKichan
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 57
Captain of H.M. T.B. 057
20 Aug, 1907[15][16] – 9 Jun, 1909[17]
Succeeded by
John I. Hallett
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 33
9 Jun, 1909[18][19] – 4 Apr, 1911[20]
Succeeded by
Edward Brooke
Preceded by
Charles H. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Zebra
Oct, 1911[21] – 16 Jul, 1912[22]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
16 Jul, 1912[23][24] – 16 Dec, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
Roy Bacchus
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Staunch
16 Dec, 1913[26][27] – Aug, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Edmond A. B. Stanley
Preceded by
Edmond A. B. Stanley
Captain of H.M.S. Michael
Aug, 1915[29][30] – 4 Dec, 1917[31]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Vivacious
4 Dec, 1917[32][33] – 21 Aug, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Henry D. C. Stanistreet
Preceded by
Charles J. Davis
Captain of H.M.S. Hibiscus
15 Jul, 1920[35] – 8 Jun, 1921[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clement R. Dane
Captain of H.M.S. Tempest
8 Jan, 1922[37] – 15 Mar, 1922[38]
Succeeded by
Thomas C. A. H. Ouchterlony
Preceded by
Arthur J. Landon
Captain of H.M.S. Vanquisher
22 Aug, 1922[39][40] – 28 Aug, 1924[41]
Succeeded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Preceded by
John I. Hallett
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
28 Aug, 1924[42][43] – Aug, 1925[44]
Succeeded by
Arthur E. H. Wright
Preceded by
George P. Sherston
Captain of H.M.S. Dublin
10 Sep, 1925[45] – 19 Oct, 1925[46]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John F. Finlayson
Captain of H.M.S. Ark Royal
Apr, 1928[47] – 1 Feb, 1929[48]
Succeeded by
Philip Hordern
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Voltaire
25 Sep, 1939 – 21 Sep, 1940
Succeeded by
James A. P. Blackburn

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 5.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 298.
  3. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 382.
  5. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 45.
  7. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 936.
  9. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  10. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1919). p. 912.
  12. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  13. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  14. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  15. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  17. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 401a'.
  19. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  20. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  21. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  22. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  23. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  24. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 300a.
  25. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  26. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 398d-k.
  28. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  29. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395q.
  31. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  32. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  33. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 936.
  34. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  35. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  36. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  37. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  38. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  39. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  40. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 279.
  41. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  42. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 277.
  43. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  44. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  45. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  46. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  47. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  48. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.