Life & Career
The son of a solicitor in Penzance, Boase gained one half month in passing out of the Training Establishment.
He trained for submarines in Dolphin for four months, starting in February 1914.
Boase gained an Engine Room duty certificatw on 8 Septmeber 1913 after spending four months in training.
On 8 November 1913, he was appointed to C 29 and gained his watch-keeping certificate on 8 December.
Boase was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1914.
Boase left C 29 on 10 August 1915 when he was appointed to Maidstone for submarines. Presently, he was appointed to D 8 in November, 1915. On 16 July 1916, he was appointed to E 45. He left her when he was appointed in command of C 16 on 3 or 8 December, 1916.
Robin B. Martin
|Captain of H.M.S. C 16
8 Dec, 1916 – 16 Apr, 1917
- The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 85.
- Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 342.