Edward Leonard Booty

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Vice-Admiral Edward Leonard Booty, C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy (19 May, 1871 – 8 March, 1949) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Booty was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August, 1892.[1]

Booty was promoted to the rank of Commander in June, 1903.[2]

Booty was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.[3]

On 1 July, 1911, Booty was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Ariadne and also in command of a group of ships of the Home Fleet's Fourth Division.[4]

Booty was married to Emily Louisa Rawles on 18 July, 1911 at the Register Office in Paddington. On 5 January, 1912, he left Ariadne to take up command of Dryad and of the Portsmouth Navigation School.[5]

Great War

On 1 September, 1914, Booty closed the Portsmouth Navigation School. On 12 November, he was appointed in command of the armed merchant cruiser Otway.[6]

Post-War

Booty was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 February, 1920.[7]

Booty was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 February, 1921. He would spend the 1920s working as a Nautical Assessor.[8]

Booty was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral in August, 1925.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas L. Barnardiston
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
1 Jul, 1911[10] – 5 Jan, 1912[11]
Succeeded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman
Preceded by
Henry W. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
5 Jan, 1912[12] – 11 Nov, 1914[13]
Succeeded by
Bernard E. Prichard
Preceded by
Henry. W. Grant
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
5 Jan, 1912[14] – 1 Sep, 1914[15]
Succeeded by
School Closed until 1919
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Otway
12 Nov, 1914[16][17] – 6 Feb, 1917[18]
Succeeded by
Philip H. Colomb
Preceded by
New Command
Third-in-Command, Tenth Cruiser Squadron
12 Nov, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Philip H. Colomb
Assistant to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
6 Feb, 1917[20][21] – 6 Feb, 1920[22]
Succeeded by
Ronald Howard
as Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves

Footnotes

  1. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  2. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  3. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  4. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  5. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  6. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  7. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  8. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  9. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  10. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  11. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1914). p. 305.
  13. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 304.
  15. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401v.
  17. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  18. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401v.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396r.
  21. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.
  22. Booty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/173. f. 186.