Desmond Nevill Cooper Tufnell

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Captain Desmond Nevill Cooper Tufnell, D.S.C., R.N. (15 November, 1892 – 24 April, 1965) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Captain W. N. Tufnell of the East Surrey Regiment.

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1915.

Tufnell was appointed in command of the destroyer Ferret on 24 September, 1918.[1]

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1923.

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928.

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1936.

World War II

Tufnell retired on 2 January, 1946 and reverted to it (somehow) on 1 April, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cyril J. H. Hill
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
26 Dec, 1917 – 24 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
Edmund G. N. Rushbrooke
Preceded by
Arthur H. L. Terry
Captain of H.M.S. Ferret
24 Sep, 1918[2] – 2 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Guy L. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Bryony
1 Aug, 1929[3] – Aug, 1931
Succeeded by
Ivo W. L. Frewen-Laton
Preceded by
Oswald W. Cornwallis
Captain of H.M.S. Coventry
12 Apr, 1937[4] – 18 Aug, 1938
Succeeded by
Richard F. J. Onslow
Preceded by
Henry B. Rawlings
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Tokyo
31 Dec, 1938 – 1941
Succeeded by
Hector Boyes
Preceded by
Arthur D. Read
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
23 Sep, 1941 – 4 Aug, 1942
Succeeded by
Leslie N. Brownfield
Preceded by
Reginald H. Portal
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
7 Aug, 1942 – 13 Nov, 1942
Succeeded by
Sydney Hopkins

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 793.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 793.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 219.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 226.