Leonard Pius Vavasour

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Captain (retired) SIR Leonard Pius Vavasour, Baronet, R.N. (22 September, 1881 – 14 September, 1961) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

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

Vavasour was appointed in command of the destroyer Conflict on 14 January, 1913.[1]

Vavasour served as First and Torpedo Officer in the battleship Swiftsure from December, 1914 to February, 1916, being promoted to the rank of Commander on 13 December, 1915.

He was appointed to Actæon for torpedo duties for 5 months from 10 March 1916.

On 15 November, 1921, Vavasour was appointed to Vernon to command the Haslar Coastal Motorboat Base and its flotilla.[2] His appointment ended on 1 September 1923.

From December 1924 through 20 December 1926, Vavasour was in charge of the Detention Barracks, Portsmouth.

Vavasour was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Captain on 22 September, 1927.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Montague R. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Conflict
14 Jan, 1913[3] – Aug, 1913
Succeeded by
Harold G. Campbell
Preceded by
Alexander H. Quicke
Captain of H.M.S. Alecto
9 Aug, 1916[4] – 14 Nov, 1918[5]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner
Preceded by
Clarence W. E. Trelawny
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
15 Jan, 1921 – 26 Aug, 1921
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
In Command, Haslar Coastal Motorboat Base
15 Dec, 1921 – 1 Sep, 1923
Succeeded by
Claude C. Dobson
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
In Command, Haslar Coastal Motorboat Base
15 Dec, 1921 – 1 Sep, 1923
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John E. Cameron
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
27 May, 1924[6] – Dec, 1924
Succeeded by
Montague G. B. Legge

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 295.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 830.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 295.
  4. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391g.
  5. Successor appointed that day. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 231.