Colin Cantlie

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Admiral SIR Colin Cantlie, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.C., Royal Navy, Retired (8 May, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cantlie was born in Hong Kong, the son of a medical doctor.

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1909.[1] He was appointed to D 1 on 15 January, 1910, remaining in her until 15 August, 1912 when he was appointed to Arrogant for submarines.[2]

Cantlie was appointed in command of the submarine C 26 on 5 March, 1913.[3]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1917.[4]

He was in command of the submarine E 29 on 6 May, 1918 when she hit U 54 with a dud torpedo.[5]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the submarine L 2 in December, 1920.[6]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1920.[7]

He married Agnes Isabella Howthen Calder on 18 January, 1921.[8]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1928. On 1 July, 1931, he was appointed Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral (S) Poland.[9]

Cantlie was appointed to the heavy cruiser Achilles on 1 June, 1933 to take command when she was commissioned. He would be superseded in her in August, 1935.[10]

Cantlie was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Oak on 10 August, 1938, and as Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral Drew in the Second Battle Squadron. He would be superseded on 7 July, 1939.[11]

World War II

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1939.[12]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and placed on the Retired List on 29 October, 1942.[13]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 25 September, 1945.[14]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John A. Gaimes
Captain of H.M.S. A 9
26 Sep, 1912[15] – 15 Oct, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Kenneth Michell
Preceded by
Kenneth Michell
Captain of H.M.S. A 10
15 Oct, 1912[17] – 5 Mar, 1913[18]
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Bernard Acworth
Captain of H.M.S. C 26
5 Mar, 1913[19][20] – 13 Nov, 1915[21]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Hornby
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. V 3
13 Nov, 1915[22] – 1 Dec, 1916[23]
Succeeded by
Colin G. MacArthur
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 29
22 Apr, 1917[24] – 26 Jul, 1918[25]
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
Victor E. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. L 15
26 Jul, 1918[26] – 9 Sep, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Victor E. Ward
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain of H.M.S. E 29
9 Sep, 1918[28] – 13 Sep, 1918[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles de Burgh
Captain of H.M.S. K 14
13 Sep, 1918[30] – Oct, 1918[31]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
Preceded by
Robert R. Turner
Captain of H.M.S. K 8
14 Nov, 1918[32] – 30 Dec, 1920[33]
Succeeded by
Alfred G. Hine
Preceded by
Bernard Acworth
Captain of H.M.S. L 2
Dec, 1920[34] – Mar, 1921[35]
Succeeded by
Thomas I. S. Bell
Preceded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Captain of H.M.S. L 20
Mar, 1921[36] – 4 Aug, 1923[37]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Noakes
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Maidstone
31 Mar, 1926[38] – 15 Nov, 1927[39]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Commander (S), Third Submarine Flotilla
31 Mar, 1926[40] – 19 Nov, 1926[41]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
19 Nov, 1926[42] – 18 Aug, 1928[43]
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
15 Nov, 1927[44] – 18 Aug, 1928[45]
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Arthur K. Gibson
Captain of H.M.S. Medway
1 Jan, 1929[46] – Mar, 1931[47]
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Marrack
Preceded by
John B. Glencross
as Captain (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
Commander (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
c. late 1929[48] – Mar, 1931[49]
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
1 Jun, 1933[50] – Aug, 1935[51]
Succeeded by
Irvine G. Glennie
Preceded by
Denis W. Boyd
Director of the Tactical Division
13 Jan, 1936[52] – 12 Jan, 1938[53]
Succeeded by
Douglas A. Budgen
Preceded by
Thomas B. Drew
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
10 Aug, 1938[54] – 7 Jul, 1939[55]
Succeeded by
William G. Benn
Preceded by
Sir Walter H. Cowan
Admiral Superintendent of Rosyth Dockyard
24 Aug, 1939[56] – 1 Jun, 1944[57]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Bovell

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  2. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 396.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 362.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 14.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 798.
  7. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  8. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  9. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  10. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  11. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  12. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  13. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  14. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  15. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  16. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  17. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  18. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 396a.
  20. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  21. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  22. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  23. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  24. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  25. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  26. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  27. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  28. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  29. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  30. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  31. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  32. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  33. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 798.
  35. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  36. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  37. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  38. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  39. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  40. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  41. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  42. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  43. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  44. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  45. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  46. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  47. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  48. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  49. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  50. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  51. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  52. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  53. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  54. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  55. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  56. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  57. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.