John Derwent Allen

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Vice-Admiral John Derwent Allen, C.B., A.D.C. (28 March, 1875 – 23 May, 1958) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Allen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 June, 1896.[1]

Allen was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1906.[2]

Allen was appointed in command of the yacht Enchantress on 10 November, 1913[3] and promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December.[4]

Allen was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Kent in September, 1914.

Allen was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Antrim on 13 January, 1920.[5]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert Lynes
Captain of H.M.S. Enchantress
10 Nov, 1913[6] – 1 Aug, 1914[7]
Succeeded by
Henry G. Keenor
Preceded by
Allen T. Hunt
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
Sep, 1914[8] – Jan, 1916[9]
Succeeded by
George Trewby
Preceded by
?
Captain of Portsmouth Signal School
13 Sep, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
Frederick L. Field
Superintendent of Signal Schools
13 Sep, 1916[11] – 14 Nov, 1918
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
Robert L. Jermain
Captain of H.M.S. Roxburgh
12 Apr, 1919[12] – 13 Jan, 1920[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Victor G. Gurner
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
13 Jan, 1920[14] – 12 Apr, 1921[15]
Succeeded by
Raymond Fitzmaurice
Preceded by
Christopher R. Payne
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
6 Apr, 1922[16] – 15 Jul, 1924[17]
Succeeded by
William R. Napier

Footnotes

  1. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  2. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 309.
  4. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 726.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 309.
  7. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395f.
  9. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398w.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398w.
  12. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  13. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 726.
  15. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 44.
  16. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 44.
  17. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 44.