John Pelham Champion

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Captain John Pelham Champion, C.B.E., D.S.O., R.N., Retired (26 March, 1883 – 13 February, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Francis B. Champion was born in Derbyshire.

Champion was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1904.[1]

Champion was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 March, 1912.

Champion was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 March, 1915.

Champion was in command of the destroyer Maenad of the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[2]

Post-War

Champion was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon the expiration of his foreign service leave, that date being 13 December, 1922.

Champion was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 26 March, 1928.

World War II

Champion died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 13 February, 1955.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M. T.B. 15
25 May, 1908[3] – 1 Feb, 1910
Succeeded by
Henry B. Pilcher
Preceded by
William S. F. Forbes
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
1 Feb, 1910 – 26 Nov, 1910
Succeeded by
Michael K. H. Kennedy
Preceded by
Charles C. Dix
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
26 Nov, 1910 – 3 Mar, 1911
Succeeded by
Hubert E. Gore-Langton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hope
3 Mar, 1911[4] – 27 Mar, 1912
Succeeded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Preceded by
Ernest G. W. Davidson
Captain of H.M.S. Lyra
16 Apr, 1915 – 20 Apr, 1915
Succeeded by
The Hon. Cyril A. Ward
Preceded by
The Hon. Cyril A. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. Larne
20 Apr, 1915[5] – Oct, 1915[6]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Jones
Preceded by
Charles H. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Maenad
Oct, 1915[7] – 6 May, 1918
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Harald E. Wharton
Captain of H.M.S. Wistaria
29 Nov, 1920 – Sep, 1922
Succeeded by
Archibald E. Johnston

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  2. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 400.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 328.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395i.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395j.
  7. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395j.