Gerald Ernest Berkeley Carter

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Lieutenant Gerald Ernest Berkeley Carter (5 August, 1886 – 4 August, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Carter was born in Dalhousie, India.

Carter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1908.[1]

He was appointed to Forth for the submarine B 3 on 15 February, 1909 and remained in her for just about one month before being appointed to Vulcan for C 22 in lieu of a sub-lieutenant on 19 March.[2]

In September 1910, he was found to have made an error in judgement which damaged C 28 in coming alongside Dundee Pier, although his service record does not indicate he was ever appointed to her. His appointment to C 22 would elapse on 2 December, 1910.[3]

Carter was appointed in command of the submarine C 33 on 2 December, 1910.[4]

He married Mary Scott McGregor-Robinson on 1 June, 1912.[5]

He was killed on the day before his 29th birthday when C 33 was mined while shadowing the armed trawler Malta in an attempt to ambush a U-boat.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Captain of H.M.S. A 2
2 Dec, 1910[6][7] – 8 Nov, 1911[8]
Succeeded by
Victor E. Ward
Preceded by
Theodore S. Brodie
Captain of H.M.S. C 33
8 Nov, 1911[9][10] – 5 Aug, 1915[11]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  2. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.
  3. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  5. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.
  6. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 344.
  7. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.
  8. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.
  9. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.
  10. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 23, 1911; pg. 4; Issue 39723.
  11. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 326.