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] – 16 Oct, 1928[44]
Succeeded by
Cyril G. Sedgwick
Preceded by
Eric P. Vivian
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
Mar, 1935[45] – Mar, 1936[46]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Robert C. Davenport
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
22 Jul, 1937[47] – 3 Aug, 1939[48]
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. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  44. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  45. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  46. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  47. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  48. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.