Henry Karslake Kitson

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Vice-Admiral SIR Henry Karslake Kitson, K.B.E., C.B. (22 June, 1877 – 19 February, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Kitson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1899.[1]

Kitson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1911.[2]

Kitson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.[3]

On 1 January 1919, he was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cornwall.[4] Kitson was next appointed in command of light cruiser Centaur in August.

In February 1923, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calcutta.

Kitson served as Captain of H.M.S. Vernon in 1924 and 1925.[5]

Kitson was appointed to command Rodney on 20 May, 1927. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 April, 1928 and superseded in Rodney on 21 April.[6]

Kitson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 31 December, 1932 and was placed on the Retired List on New Year's Day under Order in Council of 4 February, 1927.[7]

World War II

Kitson was appointed to Forte as Flag Officer in Charge, Falmouth on 9 July, 1940. He was reverted to Retired Pay on 1 July, 1942.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Marshal Ney
7 Jun, 1916[9] – 30 Jul, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Preceded by
Herbert A. Adam
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
1 Jan, 1919[11][12] – Sep, 1919[13]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Caulfieid
Preceded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Centaur
Sep, 1919[14] – 1 Jan, 1921[15]
Succeeded by
Wilfred F. French
Preceded by
Richard L. Nicholson
as Director of Signal Division
Director of the Signal Department
29 Jul, 1921[16] – 3 Feb, 1923[17]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Preceded by
Kenneth Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
3 Feb, 1923[18] – Sep, 1924[19]
Succeeded by
The Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Preceded by
William R. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
1 Nov, 1924[20][21] – 1 Nov, 1926[22]
Succeeded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
20 May, 1927[23] – 21 Apr, 1928[24]
Succeeded by
Francis W. L. Tottenham
Preceded by
John M. Casement
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
6 May, 1928[25] – 1 May, 1930[26]
Succeeded by
Harold T. C. Walker
as Vice-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
Preceded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
13 May, 1931[27] – 13 Sep, 1935[28]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner

Footnotes

  1. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  2. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  3. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 766.
  5. Signed the Annual Reports of the Torpedo School for those years.
  6. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  7. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  8. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  9. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  10. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 766.
  12. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  13. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  14. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  15. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  16. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  17. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  18. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  19. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 279a.
  21. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  22. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  23. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  24. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  25. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  26. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  27. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  28. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.