Guy Lutley Sclater

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Captain Guy Lutley Sclater (15 August, 1868 – 26 November, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Sclater was one of four sons of the noted British zoologist and barrister, Philip Sclater.[1]

Guy Sclater was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 June, 1888. On his qualification exams he received a first-class certificate in torpedoes, and second-class certificates in all other subjects.[2]

He was appointed to the armoured cruiser Imperieuse on 13 December, 1889. When the Imperieuse was paid off in 1891 while flagship of the China Station, Sclater was one of the officers chosen for re-appointment to the ship upon re-commissioning.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1902.[4]

Sclater was appointed to the President for service at the Admiralty in the Controller's Department on 28 November, 1905. His specific duties was supervision of torpedo fittings to ships being built under contract.[5]

He was appointed to Donegal on 2 November, 1903 and remained in her until 30 October, 1905 when he was appointed to the Admiralty to oversee the torpedo fittings being used on ships.[6]

Sclater was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1907.[7]

On 15 March, 1910, he assumed command of the protected cruiser St. George, which had become a destroyer depot ship.[8]

Sclater spent five months in command of Hawke, "trooping" and ultimately reducing her on 1 June. He took some gunnery and torpedo courses later in the year, ending in November.[9]

He served as captain of Glory from 5 December, 1912. His duties in Glory also included command of a group of Third Fleet ships in reserve.[10]

Sclater was appointed in command of Aboukir on 15 April, 1913.[11]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Bulwark on 17 November, 1913,[12] and died when she exploded on 26 November, 1914.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Stewart E. Forster
Captain of H.M.S. Tyne
26 Jan, 1910[14] – 15 Mar, 1910[15]
Succeeded by
Sidney R. Olivier
Preceded by
Edward F. Bruen
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
15 Mar, 1910[16][17] – 30 May, 1911[18]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Euryalus
30 May, 1911[19] – 15 Nov, 1911[20]
Succeeded by
George J. Todd
Preceded by
Sandford G. R. Nevile
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
29 Jan, 1912[21] – 1 Jun, 1912[22]
Succeeded by
Godfrey Tuke
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Glory
5 Dec, 1912[23] – 15 Apr, 1913[24][25]
Succeeded by
Mervyn H. Cobbe
Preceded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
15 Apr, 1913[26] – 17 Nov, 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Alexander P. Davidson
Preceded by
Herbert Chatterton
Captain of H.M.S. Bulwark
17 Nov, 1913[28][29] – 26 Nov, 1914[30][31]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. Wikipedia article on Philip Sclater.
  2. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 228.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 99.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 358.
  6. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28096. p. 34. 3 January, 1908.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 371.
  9. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 319.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 271.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 287.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 82c.
  14. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  15. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  16. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 370.
  18. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  19. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  20. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  21. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  22. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  23. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  24. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 271.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 271.
  27. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 287.
  29. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.
  30. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 50.
  31. Sclater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/20. f. 21.