Ivan Walter Whitehorn

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Captain (retired) Ivan Walter Whitehorn, R.N. (22 May, 1892 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of W. E. Whitehorn, Esq., merchant.

Whitehorn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1915.

Whitehorn was appointed in command of the destroyer Mosquito on 23 September, 1918.[1]

Whitehorn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1923.

Whitehorn was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925. He was lent to the Royal Australian Navy on 6 April, 1926, his first appointment being to the light cruiser Melbourne.

In November, 1936, he was appointed in command of the monitor Terror and remained with her until October, 1938.

On 10 November, 1939, he was granted the acting rank of Captain.

Whitehorn was appointed in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Aurania from 12 October, 1939 to 18 March, 1942.

Whitehorn was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Captain on 22 May, 1942.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maurice A. Brind
Captain of H.M.S. Mosquito
23 Sep, 1918[2] – 14 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Roland A. Clark
Captain of H.M.S. Woodlark
14 Jan, 1921 – 25 Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Colin R. St. G. Tucker
Preceded by
Aubrey C. Thursfield
Captain of H.M.S. Cockchafer
12 Dec, 1923[3] – Aug, 1925
Succeeded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Preceded by
Guy Langham
Captain of H.M.S. Albury
1 May, 1931[4] – 1 May, 1933
Succeeded by
John C. Maclean
Preceded by
Hugh S. Bowlby
Captain of H.M.S. Cormorant
6 Jul, 1934 – 1936
Succeeded by
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Preceded by
Charles B. C. Swayne
Captain of H.M.S. Terror
6 Nov, 1936[5] – 6 Sep, 1938
Succeeded by
Henry J. Haynes
Preceded by
Reginald W. Hore
Captain of H.M.S. Delhi
4 Jul, 1939 – 24 Aug, 1939
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
Aubrey B. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
24 Aug, 1939 – 12 Oct, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John M. Howson
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
Sep, 1944[6] – 1945[7]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 849.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 849.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 226.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 215.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 279.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.