Lawrence de Wahl Satow

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Captain Lawrence de Wahl Satow, C.B.E., Royal Navy (23 June, 1865 – 23 October, 1948) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Husband of Josephine Satow. Lived at 22 Salterton Road, Exmouth.

Career

Satow was made a midshipman on 18 June, 1880.[1] While serving in Audacious in 1883, an impish turn prompted him to write "improper remarks in the Naval Instructor's French Grammar", which motivated Captain Tracey to deprive him of three months time.

He was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Hunter on 13 September, 1898[2] and remained in her until 1 February, 1899 when he moved to command the composite screw sloop Wanderer, remaining in her until being promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1901.[3][4]

After a period of studies, Satow was appointed in command of H.M.S. Espiegle on 30 June, 1904 leaving the ship when she paid off on 18 January, 1905.[5]

After a single month in Latona, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Charybdis on 25 March, 1905. He left her on 25 March, 1907 when she paid off.[6]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Hood on 1 June, 1907, holding that position until 22 October, 1909. On 1 October, 1909, he had been appointed to the Plymouth Coast Guard. His involvement with the Coast Guard continued for four years, taking him down to Southampton.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain and placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 September, 1911.[8]

Great War

On 1 August, 1914, he was appointed to the Transport Service in Dublin.

He was appointed to the Royal Navy depot at Port Said on 2 February, 1916,[9] remaining there until 11 February, 1918. Rear Admiral Allenby commented that Satow had "done utmost to improve the efficiency of Transport Dept. & the transfer of much of the military work to the [illeg] side in July, 1916 was was effected without friction or difficulty."[10]

Satow reverted to the Retired List on 23 April, 1919. On 9 May, he received an expression of the Admiralty's thanks for his rendered services during the war.[11]

He died of cardiac failure in 1948, aged 83.[12]

See Also

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 25 October, 1948. Issue 51211, col B, pg. 1.
  • Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William N. England
Captain of H.M.S. Hunter
13 Sep, 1898[13][14] – 1 Feb, 1899[15]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Corbett
Preceded by
Frank H. Peyton
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
1 Feb, 1899[16] – 30 Jun, 1901[17]
Succeeded by
Ernest K. Loring
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Espiegle
30 Jun, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
William E. Goodenough
Preceded by
Alfred W. Paget
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
25 Mar, 1905[19] – 25 Mar, 1907[20]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
Preceded by
Charles H. H. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
1 Jun, 1907[21][22] – 1 Oct, 1909[23]
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Shelford

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1881). p. 10.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 27 August, 1898. Issue 35606, col C, p. 4.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 646.
  4. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  5. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  6. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  7. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  8. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394b.
  10. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  11. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  12. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 27 August, 1898. Issue 35606, col C, p. 4.
  14. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  15. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  16. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  17. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 308.
  19. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  20. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  21. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 328.
  23. Satow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 289.