Joseph Montague Kenworthy, Tenth Baron Strabolgi

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Lieutenant-Commander Joseph Montague Kenworthy, Tenth Baron Strabolgi (7 March, 1886 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Kenworthy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1908.[1]

Kenworthy was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 55 on 6 June, 1911.[2]

Kenworthy's appointment to an aviation course on 26 April, 1912 was cancelled, as he could not be spared from his present assignment. He failed a preliminary course in the German language in June, 1912.[3]

Kenworthy was appointed in command of the destroyer Bullfinch on 9 January, 1913.[4]

In September, 1913, Bullfinch struck Leopard with a projectile (definitely not merely in a collision, as Wikipedia and its sources seem to believe). Kenworthy was faulted for maintaining an unsafe course and cautioned to be more careful.[5][6]

Kenworthy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1916.[7]

On 21 October, 1918, Kenworthy was appointed to Blake as first officer and gunnery officer. On 18 November, however, he was granted permission to run for parliament and was told he could leave Blake as soon as he was relieved. Apparently, that relief arrived that same day.[8]

In 1936, Their Lordships recorded that they did not feel that Kenworthy should retain a .32 Calibre Colt Automatic Pistol No. 212744, as it was not being used for Naval Service.[9]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Granville Murray-Browne
Captain of H.M. T.B. 055
6 Jun, 1911[10][11] – 5 Mar, 1912[12]
Succeeded by
Walter G. Holliday
Preceded by
Frank Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Bullfinch
9 Jan, 1913[13][14] – 20 Oct, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
Herbert M. Hughes

Footnotes

  1. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 286.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 20 May, 1911. Issue 39590, col B, p. 5.
  3. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 286.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 287.
  5. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 286.
  6. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 687.
  7. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 286.
  8. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. v.
  9. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 286.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 20 May, 1911. Issue 39590, col B, p. 5.
  11. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  12. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392o.
  14. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Unnumbered folio.
  15. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.