Francis Cuthbert Platt

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Commander (retired) Francis Cuthbert Platt, D.S.O., R.N. (13 August, 1885 – 15 February, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Platt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1907.

Platt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1915.

Appointed as gunnery officer in Glory on 13 July, 1916.

On May 8, 1918, Platt's sweeping sloop Wallflower sank U 32 forty miles northwest of Malta in a convoy action.

Platt was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 June, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George M. Skinner
Captain of H.M.S. Crocus
18 Aug, 1917 – 30 Oct, 1917
Succeeded by
Richard W. U. Bayly
Preceded by
Guy R. Livingstone
Captain of H.M.S. Wallflower
7 Nov, 1917[1] – 30 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Harold A. Knight
Preceded by
Cosmo A. O. Douglas
Captain of H.M.S. Dwarf
6 Jul, 1920 – 13 Dec, 1922
Succeeded by
Stephen Phillimore


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 941.