Frederick Charles Ulick Vernon Wentworth

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Captain Frederick Charles Ulick Vernon Wentworth, C.B., Royal Navy (10 June, 1866 – 21 September, 1947) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

At the examination for naval cadetships Wentworth placed thirteenth out of thirty-seven successful candidates.[1]

Wentworth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1890.[2]

In the late 1890s, he invented the Wentworth Telephone, Admiralty Pattern 1684.[Inference]

Wentworth was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1901.[3]

From the Retired List, Wentworth was appointed Captain of H.M.S. Vernon on 10 July, 1918. [4] On 25 June an Order in Council had been obtained for Wentworth to take rank and command as a Captain on the Active List while holding the appointment.[5]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1919.[6]

Wentworth died on 21 September, 1947 at 47 Redington Road, Hampstead, at the age of eighty-one. He left effects valued at the staggering sum of £495,627 17s. 8d.[7]


  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 22 September, 1947. Issue 50872, col B, p. 1.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Dudley R. S. de Chair
Captain of H.M. T.B. 81
11 Jul, 1899[8]
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall
Preceded by
Trevylyan D. W. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Vesuvius
25 Aug, 1899[9] – 1901
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall
Preceded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
10 Jul, 1918[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell


  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 June, 1879. Issue 29603, col E, p. 7.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26007. p. 7553. 31 December, 1889.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27263. p. 82. 4 January, 1901.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 926.
  5. Order in Council of 25 June, 1918. The Orders in Council for the Regulation of the Naval Service. Vol. XII. p. 246.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31379. p. 7046. 3 June, 1919.
  7. Calendar of All Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration, 1947. U.V.W.X.Y.Z. p. 274.
  8. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 309a.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 926.