Frank Percival Busbridge

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Commander Frank Percival Busbridge, O.B.E., D.S.C., R.N., Retired (20 August, 1891 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of F. G. Busbridge, paper manufacturer.

Busbridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 April, 1914.

He spent two years in H 5 before being appointed in command of C 18 in May, 1917. On 15 July, 1918, he was appointed to R 2, to assume command upon her commissioning.

Post-War

Busbridge was appointed Lieutenant in Command (temporary) of the submarine L 16 on 17 September, 1920.[1]

Busbridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 April, 1922.

Busbridge was appointed in command of H.M.S. Hornet, the former C.M.B. 102 which was now a C.M.B. base at Haslar, on 15 October, 1928. He served there until 15 January, 1931.

Busbridge was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 16 October, 1934.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Victor E. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. C 18
6 May, 1917 – 15 Jul, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. R 2
15 Jul, 1918 – 26 May, 1919
Succeeded by
Vivian R. S. Bowlby
Preceded by
Basil N. Downie
Captain of H.M.S. L 16
27 Sep, 1920[2] – Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Preceded by
John D. A. Musters
Captain of H.M.S. L 21
Mar, 1921 – Aug, 1922
Succeeded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Preceded by
George J. D. Tweedy
Captain of H.M.S. L 22
29 Dec, 1922 – 24 Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Walter A. C. Dickson
Preceded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. L 21
24 Feb, 1923 – 16 Apr, 1924
Succeeded by
Geoffrey M. K. Keble-White
Preceded by
Ronald A. Trevor
Captain of H.M.S. K 22
13 Jan, 1925[3] – 13 Nov, 1925
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John G. Sutton
Captain of H.M.S. L 56
13 Nov, 1925 – 19 Jul, 1927
Succeeded by
Sydney M. Raw
Preceded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Captain of H.M.S. Adamant
19 Jul, 1927 – 23 Apr, 1928
Succeeded by
John D. A. Musters

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 249.