Claude Seymour

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Vice-Admiral Claude Seymour, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (17 March, 1876 – 2 December, 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1898.[1]

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[2]

After a considerable string of destroyer commands, Seymour was appointed to the battleship Albemarle on 4 November, 1910. He would remain there until being superseded on 24 August, 1911. A posting to Falmouth was cancelled and he returned to destroyer command, initially with an appointment to Otter on the China Station dated 8 February, 1912.[3]

For the second time, Seymour was appointed in command of the destroyer Welland on 17 April, 1912.[4]

Seymour was appointed in command of the destroyer Colne on 7 April, 1914.[5]

The Great War

Seymour was commended for his work in saving lives from H.M.S. Ocean as she foundered after striking a mine in the Dardanelles on 18 March, 1915.[6]

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1915.[7]

After bringing Beagle back to England, Seymour spent a month from February 1916 on a Boom Trials Committee. This work was completed by 30 March, 1916 and he was then put to work in the Operations Division, "A.W.S.". He remained there until 9 August, 1917 and then was put into a civil appointment as "Assistant D.A.S.P.". he left this on 11 June, 1918 and was appointed in command of the "3rd and 4th Hydrophone (illeg)". He finished out the War in this appointment.[8]

Post-War

In March, 1919, Seymour's appointment with the Hydrophone group elapsed and he was diagnosed with functional heart disease on 5 March. He was judged fit in May, however. He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calypso on 27 September, 1919.[9]

On 8 September, 1925, Seymour was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Oak. He was superseded in August, 1926.[10]

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 November, 1926 and placed on the Retired List on the 9th in accordance with the provisions of Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[11]

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 20 April, 1931.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter R. G. Petre
Captain of H.M.S. Fervent
15 Oct, 1903[13] – 4 May, 1904[14]
Succeeded by
Percy Crabtree
Preceded by
George N. Ballard
Captain of H.M.S. Zephyr
14 Jul, 1904[15] – 27 Oct, 1904[16]
Succeeded by
Edward Walker
Preceded by
Wilfred Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Itchen
27 Oct, 1904[17] – 28 May, 1905[18]
Succeeded by
John A. Gregory
Preceded by
Ernest E. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Lightning
28 May, 1906[19] – 6 Jul, 1906[20]
Succeeded by
Mark G. Newton
Preceded by
Percy W. Pontifex
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
6 Jul, 1906[21] – 15 Jun, 1908[22]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Erne
15 Jun, 1908[23][24] – 18 Sep, 1909[25]
Succeeded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Preceded by
Harold V. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Boyne
26 Jun, 1908[26]
Succeeded by
Clive C. H. Maitland-Addison
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Captain of H.M.S. Welland
18 Sep, 1909[27] – 2 Sep, 1910[28]
Succeeded by
Percy J. Helyar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wolverine
2 Sep, 1910[29] – 29 Sep, 1910[30]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Preston
Preceded by
Charles L. Lambe
Captain of H.M.S. Otter
8 Feb, 1912[31] – 17 Apr, 1912[32]
Succeeded by
Ennis T. R. Chambers
Preceded by
Ennis T. R. Chambers
Captain of H.M.S. Welland
17 Apr, 1912[33] – 7 Apr, 1914[34][35]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Poignand
Preceded by
Charles A. Poignand
Captain of H.M.S. Colne
7 Apr, 1914[36] – 14 Oct, 1915[37]
Succeeded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Preceded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Captain of H.M.S. Beagle
14 Oct, 1915[38] – 14 Jan, 1916[39]
Succeeded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Preceded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
27 Sep, 1919[40] – 29 Sep, 1921[41]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Buchanan-Wollaston
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of Portsmouth Signal School
16 Nov, 1922[42][43] – 30 Apr, 1925[44]
Succeeded by
John K. im Thurn
Preceded by
Charles A. Fountaine
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
8 Sep, 1925[45] – Aug, 1926[46]
Succeeded by
Arthur C. Strutt

Footnotes

  1. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  2. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  3. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 397.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 293.
  6. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  7. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  8. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  9. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  10. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  11. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  12. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  13. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  14. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  15. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  16. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  17. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  18. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  19. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  20. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  21. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  22. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  23. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 309.
  25. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  26. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  27. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  28. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  29. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  30. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  31. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  32. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 397.
  34. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  35. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399i.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393.
  37. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  38. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  39. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  40. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  41. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  42. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 282.
  43. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  44. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  45. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  46. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.