Douglas Adams Budgen

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Rear-Admiral Douglas Adams Budgen, C.B., Royal Navy (16 November, 1889 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Budgen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1911.[1]

Great War

Budgen served as torpedo officer in Cornwallis from 8 September, 1914 until 9 January, 1917. On 10 February, 1917 he was sent to Vernon for torpedo duties. He stayed there until being appointed to Royal Oak for torpedo duties on 19 September, 1918.

Post-War

Budgen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1919. On 28 November, 1919 he left Royal Oak to attend Mining School at Vernon. On 25 September, 1920, he was appointed in command of the Skylark, evidently a constituent of H.M.S. Vernon. He was superseded in her on 2 January, 1922[2]

Budgen was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1923, eleven days after wedding Audrey Nöel Kendersley at St. George's in Hanover Square.[3]

Budgen was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1930.[4]

Budgen was appointed in command of the light cruiser Capetown in July, 1934.

World War II

Budgen was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1941 and placed on the Retired List the next day.[5]

He was appointed as Naval Officer in Charge, Simonstown on 17 November, 1939, serving with the rank of Commodore, First Class. This appointment was renewed several times, reaching into 1941 as his health apparently faltered. One evaluation from Admiral Willis said that Budgen never got out of Simonstown to visit outlying ports before a direct order moved him to venture forth.[6]

He was surveyed at the Royal Naval Hospital, Cape of Good Hope and found to have angio-neurotic oedema on 5 May, 1942 and declared fit for shore service in a temperate climate. A series of hospital stays peppered his time well into 1943.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. Crace
Captain of H.M.S. Valhalla
5 Jan, 1931[8] – 7 Jan, 1931[9]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edmund G. N. Rushbrooke
Captain of H.M.S. Warwick
7 Jan, 1931[10]
Succeeded by
John W. Durnford
Preceded by
Philip H. Calderon
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
1931[11] – 10 Aug, 1931[12]
Succeeded by
Eldred S. Brooksmith
Preceded by
John G. Crace
Captain of A/S School H.M.S. Osprey
25 Apr, 1932 – 11 Apr, 1934
Succeeded by
Harold E. Morse
Preceded by
John B. Hughes
Captain of H.M.S. Capetown
17 Jul, 1934[13] – 8 Jun, 1936[14]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Coppinger
Preceded by
Leonard F. Potter
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
9 Jul, 1936[15] – 4 Jan, 1938[16]
Succeeded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Director of the Tactical Division
10 Jan, 1938[17] – 23 May, 1939[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Algernon R. Smithwick
Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown
17 Dec, 1939[19] – 15 Apr, 1942[20]
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Barrow

Footnotes

  1. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  2. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  3. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  4. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  5. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  6. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/97. f. 97.
  7. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  8. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  9. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  10. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  11. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  12. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  13. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/97. f. 97.
  14. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  15. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  16. Superseded that day. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  17. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  18. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  19. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/97. f. 97.
  20. Superseded that day. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 522.