Colin Goyder Little

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Commander Colin Goyder Little, O.B.E., D.S.C., R.A.N. (1901 – 3 January, 1977) served in the Royal Australian Navy.

Life & Career

Little was a Hydrographer, born in Mount Lofty in South Australia in 1901.

Little joined his first ship, H.M.S. Tiger in 1915.[1]

Little was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1922.

Little was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander with seniority of 15 February, 1930.[2]

He headed hte Hydrographic Branch from 1933-34.

Little died in his sleep while in command of the University of Sydney Research Vessel in North Australian waters.[3]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ross V. Wheatley
Captain of H.M.A.S. Moresby
5 Apr, 1937[4]
Succeeded by
William H. Martin
Preceded by
Charles H. Brown
Captain of H.M.A.S. Moresby
Jan, 1944 – 15 May, 1945
Succeeded by
Robert B. A. Hunt


  1. Obituary.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 106.
  3. Obituary.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 297.