George Ponsonby Sherston

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Captain (retired) George Ponsonby Sherston, R.N. (31 August, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kildare the son of retired Major C. D. Sherston.

Sherston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1905.

Sherston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1913.

Sherston was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.

In late 1921, Sherston took the newly-commissioned sweeping sloop Laburnum from Britain to New Zealand, where she joined Veronica in an extended stint of patrol covering the South Sea Islands. The two vessels were under overall command of Commodore Alan Hotham.

Sherston was placed on the Retired List owing to non-service on 10 September, 1927 and subsequently promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 31 August, 1928.

World War II

Reverted to the Retired List on 31 March, 1946.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Snowdrop
15 Nov, 1915[1] – 10 Oct, 1918
Succeeded by
Charles W. N. McCulloch
Preceded by
Ralph W. H. Roberts
Captain of H.M.S. Wistaria
16 Jan, 1920 – 29 Nov, 1920
Succeeded by
John P. Champion
Preceded by
Evelyn J. J. Southby
Captain of H.M.S. Laburnum
31 Oct, 1921[2] – 18 Sep, 1923[3]
Succeeded by
Sydney K. Smyth
Preceded by
Henry G. Thursfield
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
May, 1924 – Dec, 1924
Succeeded by
Wilfred N. Custance
Preceded by
John S. G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Dublin
21 Jul, 1925 – 10 Sep, 1925
Succeeded by
Claude L. Bate


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 397z.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 777.
  3. Ship's Log.