Julian Tenison Tenison

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Lieutenant-Commander Julian Tenison Tenison, R.N. (22 June, 1885 – 15 August, 1916) was a submarine officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Queensland the son of a barrister-at-law and admitted to the navy as a Colonial Candidate. He impressed his first evaluators in the Navy as being a gentlemanly boy who was good at drawing but "not likely to shine in Nav profession."

Tenison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1907.

Tenison was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the submarine C 5 on 15 October, 1912.[1]

Tenison served in the battleship Dreadnought in 1914. Some few anecdotes of him and the other junior officers aboard can be found in the post-war book Flotillas, written by his friend Captain Lionel George Dawson.[2]

Tenison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1915.[3]

Tenison died when his E 4 collided with sister E 41 on 15 August, 1916.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Clement G. W. Head
Captain of H.M.S. A 6
14 Sep, 1909[5] – 8 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Preceded by
Francis A. N. Cromie
Captain of H.M.S. C 5
8 Aug, 1910[6] – 22 Aug, 1913
Succeeded by
George E. Jenkinson
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Captain of H.M.S. E 4
1 Feb, 1916 – 15 Aug, 1916[7]
Succeeded by
Hugh Babington

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  2. Dawson. Flotillas. p. 126.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 193.
  4. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 266.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 266.