John Lainson Field

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Captain John Lainson Field, R.N., Retired (1 August, 1884 – 10 July, 1951) served in the Royal Navy. His name was wrongly thought to be "Lanison" for some time, but it was corrected in one service record.

Life & Career

Born in Poplar, E., the son of Reverend E. W. Hill.

Field was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1906.

Field was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 052 on 7 September, 1911.[1]

Field was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1914.[2]

Field was appointed in command of the destroyer Winchester on 5 April, 1918.[3]

Field was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.

Post-War

On 25 August, 1920, Field was appointed in command of the destroyer Vesper.[4]

Field was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 January, 1923.

Field was promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List on 1 August, 1929.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis E. H. G. Hobart
Captain of H.M. T.B. 16
28 May, 1910[5] – Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Harrison
Preceded by
Francis H. W. Goolden
Captain of H.M. T.B. 052
7 Sep, 1911[6] – 10 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
William Ahern
Preceded by
Hugh T. Prichard
Captain of H.M.S. Minstrel
22 Nov, 1915[7] – 20 Sep, 1917
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Petard
c. mid Oct, 1917 – 5 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Clement L. Long
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Winchester
5 Apr, 1918[8] – 10 May, 1919
Succeeded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Preceded by
Richard B. England
Captain of H.M.S. Vesper
25 Aug, 1920[9] – 4 May, 1921
Succeeded by
Harry A. D. Keate
Preceded by
Harry A. D. Keate
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
4 May, 1921 – 23 May, 1922
Succeeded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 401a.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 47.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 944.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 883.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 402.
  7. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395s.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 944.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 883.