George Pilkington

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Lieutenant George Pilkington (18 August, 1885 – early January, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Southampton.

Pilkington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1907.

Pilkington was appointed in command of the submarine C 31 on 14 November, 1912.[1] He would be lost with her when she failed to return from a reconnaissance of Zeebrugge that she began on 4 January, 1915.[2] The 7th of January was assumed as his date of death for official purposes.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Anthony H. Goatley
Captain of H.M. T.B. 34
19 Jan, 1906[3] – 9 Jul, 1906
Succeeded by
Conyngham C. Denison
Preceded by
Ernest T. Favell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 25
Jun, 1906 – c. Jul, 1906
Succeeded by
Patrick Macnamara
Preceded by
Archibald M. Willoughby
Captain of H.M.S. A 5
30 Oct, 1911[4][5] – 5 Feb, 1912
Succeeded by
George T. W. Perkins
Preceded by
John K. P. Sherlock
Captain of H.M.S. A 13
5 Feb, 1912 – 14 Nov, 1912
Succeeded by
Alton Wishart
Preceded by
Kenneth J. Duff-Dunbar
Captain of H.M.S. C 31
14 Nov, 1912[6] – early Jan, 1915[7]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 31.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 280.
  5. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 23, 1911; pg. 4; Issue 39723.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  7. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 31.