Edward Balfour Cloete

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Rear-Admiral Edward Balfour Cloete (10 April, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cloete was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1905.[1]

Cloete was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.[2]

Post-War

Cloete was appointed in command of the gunboat Tarantula on 7 May, 1920.[3]

Cloete was appointed to Revenge as Fleet (N) Officer on 15 August, 1924.[4]

Cloete was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1925 and superseded as Fleet (N) Officer the next day.[5]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Lowestoft on 17 November, 1926.

In November, 1929, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carysfort.

As he completed an appointment in command of Boscawen in mid-1936, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Kelly recorded that Cloete had excelled at the posting, but in consideration of possible advancement to flag rank, he considered him as being "quite unsuitable as a Flag Officer at Sea."[6]

Cloete was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 21 June, 1936.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George S. Brown
Captain of H.M.S. Tarantula
17 May, 1920[8] – Jan, 1922[9]
Succeeded by
Cecil J. Crocker
Preceded by
George W. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
17 Nov, 1926[10] – 11 Dec, 1928[11]
Succeeded by
John H. Young
Preceded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
3 Nov, 1929[12] – 4 May, 1931[13]
Succeeded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Preceded by
Herbert A. Buchanan-Wollaston
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet Devonport
3 Nov, 1929[14] – 4 May, 1931[15]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alan R. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
10 Dec, 1931[16] – Dec, 1932[17]
Succeeded by
Philip E. Phillips
Preceded by
Alan R. Dewar
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
10 Dec, 1931[18] – Dec, 1932[19]
Succeeded by
Augustine W. S. Agar
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard
13 Feb, 1933[20] – 3 May, 1935[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis E. Travers
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
9 May, 1935[22] – 12 Jul, 1936[23]
Succeeded by
James Powell

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 15.
  2. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 870.
  4. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  5. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  6. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  7. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  8. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  9. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  10. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  11. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  12. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  13. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  14. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  15. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  16. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  17. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  18. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  19. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  20. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  21. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  22. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  23. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.