John Sharpey Schäfer

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Commander (retired) John Sharpey Schäfer (29 June, 1881 – 22 March, 1918) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of E. A. Schäfer, professor of physiology was born in Boreham Woods, Herts.

Schäfer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902.

Schäfer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1910.

Schäfer was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 1 April, 1912.

He was killed in the sinking of the convoy sloop H.M.S. Gaillardia, very shortly after he assumed command.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain in Charge, Singapore
Aug, 1914[1] – Nov, 1914[2]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Shipway
Preceded by
Samuel Bolton
Captain of H.M.S. Gaillardia
4 Mar, 1918[3] – 22 Mar, 1918[4]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. Schäfer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/77. f. ?.
  2. Schäfer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/77. f. ?.
  3. Schäfer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/77. f. ?.
  4. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 474.