Harry Louis d'Estoteville Skipwith

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Vice-Admiral Harry Louis d'Estoteville Skipwith, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (23 January, 1868 – 13 March, 1955) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Skipwith scored 1,349 marks in the competitive examinations for cadetships in the Royal Navy, coming second out of his batch of twenty.[1]

He was appointed in command of the depot ship Blake on 12 August, 1912.[2]

Skipwith was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Carnarvon on 8 January, 1914[3] where he would act as flag captain to Rear-Admiral Arthur Henry Christian of Home Fleets, Devonport.[4]

Appointed Captain of H.M.S. Vernon on 16 September, 1915.[5]

Skipwith was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 12 October, 1920, and was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 March, 1926.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Adml. Skipwith" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 16 March, 1955. Issue 53191, col D, pg. 10.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis H. M. Jackson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 72
18 Jul, 1896[7] – Aug, 1895[8]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey T. Bowles
Preceded by
Charles J. Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
Oct, 1902[9] – 31 Dec, 1903[10]
Succeeded by
Richard F. H. Hartland-Mahon
Preceded by
The Hon. Hubert G. Brand
Captain of H.M.S. Flirt
21 Dec, 1904[11] – 10 Nov, 1905[12]
Succeeded by
Bertram O. F. Phibbs
Preceded by
Basil E. M. Waters
Captain of H.M.S. Eden
10 Nov, 1905[13][14] – 9 Apr, 1906[15]
Succeeded by
Ralph Collins
Preceded by
Ralph Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Garry
9 Apr, 1906[16] – 11 Jun, 1907[17]
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
Edward H. F. Heaton-Ellis
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
12 Jun, 1907[18] – 6 Aug, 1909[19]
Succeeded by
John G. de O. Coke
Preceded by
Frederick L. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
31 Aug, 1909[20][21] – 31 Aug, 1911[22]
Succeeded by
Francis H. M. Jackson
Preceded by
Henry Luxmoore
Captain of H.M.S. Europa
4 Mar, 1912[23] – 21 May, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Preceded by
Warren H. D'Oyly
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
12 Aug, 1912[25][26] – 15 Dec, 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
Walter M. Ellerton
Captain of H.M.S. Carnarvon
8 Jan, 1914[28][29] – 14 Aug, 1915[30]
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Hibbert
Preceded by
Frederick L. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
16 Sep, 1915[31][32] – 25 Jul, 1918[33]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. U. V. Wentworth
Preceded by
Seymour E. Erskine
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
25 Jul, 1918[34][35] – 11 Aug, 1920[36]
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Vivian
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 June, 1881. Issue 30231, col E, p. 8.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 284.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 10 January, 1914. Issue 40417, col B, p. 12.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). pp. 291-2.
  5. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 33139. p. 1650. 5 March, 1926.
  7. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  8. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  9. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 248.
  10. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  11. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  12. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  13. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 305.
  14. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  15. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  16. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  17. Day of year taken from successor here and predecessor in Sentinel. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 374.
  19. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 299.
  21. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  22. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  23. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  24. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 284.
  26. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  27. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  28. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 10 January, 1914. Issue 40417, col B, p. 12.
  29. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  30. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  31. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  32. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  33. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  34. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 2.
  35. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  36. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.