Frederick Clayton Woodhouse

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Commander Frederick Clayton Woodhouse (6 October, 1899 – ) served in the Royal Navy and was stationed in the "A" turret of the battlecruiser Lion at the Battle of Jutland.

His account of the battle can be found in the Liddle Collection at the University of Leeds, and suggests he may have been the trainer, as he had a sighting port and no apparent direct duty while the ship was under director firing.

Early Life & Career

Woodhouse was appointed captain of the cruiser Ajax on 9 October, 1937.[1]


  • "Vice-Admiral Boyle Somerville" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 26 March, 1936. Issue 47333, col B, p. 16.

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin S. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Ajax
9 Oct, 1937[2] – Apr, 1940[3]
Succeeded by
Edward D. B. McCarthy


  1. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 254.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 254.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.