Gerald Charles Wynter

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Captain Gerald Charles Wynter, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (23 July, 1881 – 4 November, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Chelsea.

Wynter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.

Wynter was appointed in command of the destroyer Bullfinch on 11 June, 1908.[1]

Wynter was appointed in command of the destroyer Nemesis on 7 September, 1911.[2]

Wynter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.

Wynter did not leave Nemesis until being appointed in command of the "M" Class destroyer Magic in December, 1915, transferring into her at an unrecorded date.

He commanded Magic at the Battle of Jutland where she operated with the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[3]

Wynter was placed on the Retired List at hiw own request with the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.

Wynter was appointed in command of the destroyer Versatile on 19 January, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Wynter was promoted to the rank of Captain on 9 November, 1928.

World War II

Appointed in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Patroclus on 14 September, 1939, Wynter was killed in action on 3-4 November, 1940 when she was torpedoed (six times!) by Kretschmer's U.99.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Morris E. Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Bullfinch
11 Jun, 1908[5] – Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Henry V. Hudson
Preceded by
Arthur W. Benson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 17
Aug, 1910 – 4 Oct, 1910
Succeeded by
David V. F. Erskine
Preceded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
4 Oct, 1910[6] – Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Benson
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Nemesis
7 Sep, 1911[7] – mid Dec, 1915
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Magic
Dec, 1915[8] – 1 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Kenneth H. Grant
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Versatile
19 Jan, 1918[9] – Nov, 1920
Succeeded by
Evelyn H. B. L. Scrivener
Preceded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
Captain of H.M.A.S. Penguin
c. mid 1928
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 288.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 360.
  3. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 928.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 288.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 349.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396e.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395j.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1920). p. 883.