Cyril George Bucknill Coltart

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Captain Cyril George Bucknill Coltart, C.V.O., R.N. (9 May, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of W. W. Coltart, Esq., surgeon was born in Epsom.

Coltart was once arrested by Bruce Fraser for stealing Robert Keith Arbuthnot's barge to return from a dance held ashore.[1]

Captain Kerr wrote in January, 1907 that Coltart, then in Drake, was "v. sharp & intelligent. Will turn out very well unless his sharp wits get him into trouble."

Coltart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1911.[2]

Coltart was appointed in command of the submarine L 20 on 17 October, 1918.[3]

Post-War

Coltart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1919.

Coltart was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925.

Coltart was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1932.

World War II

Placed on the Retired List on 6 February, 1942.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George C. Street
Captain of H.M.S. C 3
30 May, 1915 – 26 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Guy D'Oyly-Hughes
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. G 6
8 Mar, 1917 – 17 Oct, 1918
Succeeded by
Basil N. Downie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. L 20
17 Oct, 1918[4] – Feb, 1921
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
Henry G. Higgins
Captain of H.M.S. K 2
15 Aug, 1923[5] – 16 Apr, 1925
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry
Preceded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Captain of H.M.S. Marazion
25 Apr, 1925[6] – 15 Aug, 1927
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Noakes
Preceded by
Charles H. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Alecto
15 Aug, 1927[7] – 22 Apr, 1929
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
6 May, 1929 – c. Oct, 1929[Inference]
Succeeded by
John D. A. Musters
Preceded by
Vincent P. Freeman
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
c. Oct, 1929 – 21 Jul, 1931
Succeeded by
Henry N. Lake
Preceded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
1 Jun, 1933
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
28 Nov, 1934 – 12 Feb, 1937[8]
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry
Preceded by
Frederic N. Attwood
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
20 Jan, 1938 – 11 Jul, 1939
Succeeded by
Frank H. Pegram
Preceded by
Geoffrey M. K. Keble-White
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
11 Jul, 1939 – 10 Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Captain (S), Fifth Submarine Flotilla
11 Jul, 1939 – 10 Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
5 Jan, 1940 – 25 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
John W. Farquhar
Preceded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Ninth Cruiser Squadron
5 Jan, 1940 – Jun, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John W. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
26 Feb, 1940 – Jun, 1940
Succeeded by
John W. Farquhar

Footnotes

  1. Humble. Fraser of North Cape. p. 23.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 249.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 254.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 215.
  8. Successor took over that day. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.