Henry Francis Howard Wakefield

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Captain (retired) Henry Francis Howard Wakefield, R.N. (1 February, 1880 – 6 September, 1933) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Barnes.

Wakefield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1902.

Wakefield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1910.

Wakefield was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914.

Wakefield was appointed in command of the destroyer Maori on 12 January, 1911.[1]

On 3 December, 1913, Wakefield was appointed in command of the destroyer Lysander.[2]

Wakefield was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 12 November, 1920 and was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 1 February, 1925.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Michael Barne
Captain of H.M.S. Coquette
27 Feb, 1907 – 16 Jul, 1907
Succeeded by
The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower
Preceded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Shark
2 Jan, 1908[3] – 29 Mar, 1909
Succeeded by
Valentine D. English
Preceded by
Frederick E. K. Strong
Captain of H.M.S. Express
29 Mar, 1909 – 14 Apr, 1909
Succeeded by
The Rt. Hon. Lord George F. Seymour
Preceded by
Harold Escombe
Captain of H.M.S. Maori
12 Jan, 1911[4] – 3 Dec, 1913
Succeeded by
Henry de B. Tupper
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lysander
3 Dec, 1913[5] – 1 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
George W. Taylor
Preceded by
Walter B. Compton
Captain of H.M.S. Spiteful
10 Jan, 1917[6] – 19 Mar, 1918
Succeeded by
Robert L. F. Hubbard

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 342.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 375.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1914). p. 352.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398.