Leon Stopford Acheson

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Commander Leon Stopford Acheson, D.S.C., R.N.R., R.N. (26 October, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Acheson transferred into the Navy from the Royal Naval Reserve.

Acheson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 21 October, 1914.

Acheson was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 81 on 2 July, 1917.[1]

Acheson was appointed in command of the gunboat Cockchafer on the China Station in August, 1925. He switched to Widgeon and then back to Cockchafer in October. On 5 September 1926, he was wounded in action. Rear-Admiral Cameron wrote that he considered Acheson to be "obstinate, dour and morose", and noted that he had been "rather shaken by his wound."

In May 1927, he was mentioned in despatches for services in Wanhsien.

Acheson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1926.

In October 1928, Acheson began a series of hospital evaluations which rendered him fit only for duties not requiring strenuous activity. He did, however, serve in Cleopatra and Cambrian in 1930 and 1931.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Willets
Captain of H.M. T.B. 86
1 Aug, 1916[2] – 1917[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Platt
Preceded by
Thomas G. Carter
Captain of H.M. T.B. 81
2 Jul, 1917[3] – 4 Feb, 1919[4][Inference]
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Captain of H.M.S. Cockchafer
20 Jul, 1925 – Aug, 1925
Succeeded by
Leon S. Acheson
Preceded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Captain of H.M.S. Widgeon
Aug, 1925 – Oct, 1925
Succeeded by
Paul F. P. Berryman
Preceded by
Leon S. Acheson
Captain of H.M.S. Cockchafer
Oct, 1925 – Nov, 1926
Succeeded by
Percival C. W. Manwaring
Preceded by
Austen G. Lilley
Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
28 Apr, 1927 – 24 Aug, 1928
Succeeded by
Charles H. Knowles

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 956.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 956.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 741.