Henry Richard Sawbridge

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search

Rear-Admiral Henry Richard Sawbridge, O.B.E. (11 March, 1885 – 15 January, 1956) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a reverend, Sawbridge was born in Coney Weston, Suffolk and passed out of Britannia with two months' time added.

Sawbridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1905.

Sawbridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1913.

Sawbridge was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.

Sawbridge was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1924.

Sawbridge was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus in April, 1928.

Sawbridge was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 January, 1936.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John S. G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
11 Nov, 1926[1]
Succeeded by
John H. Young
Preceded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
25 Apr, 1928 – 14 Aug, 1929
Succeeded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. Sussex
3 Mar, 1931[2] – 1931
Succeeded by
Hugh T. England
Preceded by
Brian Egerton
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
9 Dec, 1931[3] – 18 Apr, 1934
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
3 May, 1934[4] – 18 Dec, 1935[5]
Succeeded by
Roderick B. T. Miles

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 224.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 272.
  3. Naval, Military, And Air Force. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Sep 24, 1931; pg. 17; Issue 45936.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 265.
  5. He was superseded by Miles. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.