Evelyn Claude Ogilvie Thomson

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Vice-Admiral Evelyn Claude Ogilvie Thomson, C.B., D.S.O. (13 April, 1884 – 21 December, 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 January, 1905.[1]

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 January, 1913.[2]

Thomson was appointed in command of the destroyer Lizard on 24 May, 1913.[3] In that same month, he was commended by the Admiralty for his bravery in saving an officer who attempted suicide by drowning himself.[4]

He commanded the destroyer Petard at the Battle of Jutland, where she operated as part of the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[5]

On 25 August, 1916, he stranded Petard on May Island. He was advised to exercise greater caution in future.[6]

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[7]

Thomson was appointed in command of the destroyer Verdun on 16 October, 1917.[8]

Post-War

On 7 July, 1919, Thomson was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Valentine.[9]

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1924.[10]

He was appointed in command of the Gosport training centre, H.M.S. St. Vincent vice Raikes on 9 April, 1932.[11]

He was to be appointed in command of the heavy cruiser Berwick in November, 1934 vice Sedgwick, but this was cancelled.

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 January, 1936.[12]

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 31 July, 1939.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William C. Castle
Captain of H.M.S. Conflict
1909[14] – 1 Feb, 1910
Succeeded by
Thomas K. Maxwell
Preceded by
Richard F. White
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
1 Feb, 1910[15] – Aug, 1910[16]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Robert G. Hamond
Captain of H.M. T.B. 31
Aug, 1910[17] – 15 Mar, 1911[18]
Succeeded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Preceded by
Percy J. Helyar
Captain of H.M.S. Welland
15 Mar, 1911[19][20] – 23 May, 1911[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. H. Bond
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Lizard
24 May, 1913[22][23] – 29 May, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
Edward Brooke
Preceded by
Edward Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Petard
29 May, 1916[25][26] – mid Oct, 1917[27]
Succeeded by
John L. Field
Preceded by
Geoffrey Corlett
Captain of H.M.S. Verdun
16 Oct, 1917[28] – 30 Apr, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
Edward T. W. Church
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Captain of H.M.S. Wolfhound
30 Apr, 1919[30][31] – 7 Jul, 1919[32]
Succeeded by
Terence A. F. Longford
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
7 Jul, 1919[33][34] – 28 Dec, 1920[35]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. B. Williams
Preceded by
William M. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
24 Apr, 1924[36][37] – mid May, 1924[38]
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
6 Jun, 1924[39] – 23 Sep, 1924[40]
Succeeded by
Dudley B. N. North
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
4 Jul, 1926[41] – 2 Dec, 1926[Fact Check][42]
Succeeded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain of H.M.S. Keppel
2 Dec, 1926[43][44] – 16 Oct, 1928[45]
Succeeded by
Cyril G. Sedgwick
Preceded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Captain in Charge, Singapore
20 Sep, 1929[46] – Nov, 1931
Succeeded by
Miles B. Birkett
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. St. Vincent
9 Apr, 1932[47]c. 14 May, 1934
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Preceded by
Eric P. Vivian
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
22 Feb, 1935[48] – Mar, 1936[49]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Robert C. Davenport
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
22 Jul, 1937[50] – 3 Aug, 1939[51]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey

Footnotes

  1. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  2. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 349.
  4. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  5. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 46.
  6. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  7. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 926.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879.
  10. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  11. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  12. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  13. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 295.
  15. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  16. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  17. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  18. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  19. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397.
  21. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395m.
  23. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  24. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396l.
  26. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  27. Time of year inferred from next appointment and successor. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  28. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 925a.
  29. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 945.
  31. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  32. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879.
  34. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  35. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  36. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  37. Day of month taken from predecessor. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/225. f. 225.
  38. Inferred from successor. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  39. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  40. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  41. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  42. May be mistaken - hard to read. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  43. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 249.
  44. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  45. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  46. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 200.
  47. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 270.
  48. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 219.
  49. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  50. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  51. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.