Maurice Arthur Brind

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Commander, Retired Maurice Arthur Brind (1 January, 1894 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brind's promotion to Midshipman was dated 15 May, 1911.[1]

Sub-Lieutenant Brind was appointed to the scout cruiser Amphion on 6 May, 1914.[2] He survived her sinking but was severely injured. On 7 August, he was reported as being in Shotley Sick Quarters to recover. He was found fit on 14 September and appointed to Dido for the new destroyer Laverock on commissioning.[3]

Brind was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1916. On the 29th, he was appointed to Nicator, to be with her on commissioning. On 21 February, 1918 he was appointed in temporary command of the destroyer while Lieutenant-Commander Pender was ill following a medical survey on the 13th. Pender was able to return to command on 13 April after being found again fit.[4]

Brind was appointed in command of the sweeping sloop Iris on 14 December, 1918.[5]

Following the loss of his command Gentian to a mine off Latvia, Brind was appointed Senior Assistant Officer at some illegible place on 13 August, 1919.[6]

He was appointed in command of the patrol boat P40 on 20 October, 1920.[7]

It was determined that there was no blame attributable for a collision between P40 and P38 on 14 January, 1921.[8]

Brind passed an examination in 1921 to qualify for command of destroyers.[9]

Shortly after asking that his eyesight be surveyed at Haslar Hospital, Brind was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 15 February, 1924 and informed that he could apply for a step in rank at age 40.[10]

Brind was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on the Retired List on 15 March, 1924.[11]

Brind was promoted to the rank of Commander on the Retired List on 1 January, 1934.[12]

World War II

Brind saw considerable service in World War II, starting with an anti-submarine course in 1939. He became an instructor and a group commander of the 20th A.S.W. Group.

In August 1941, he became captain of Beaver III. In November 1941, he took command of Midge.

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward P. U. Pender
Captain of H.M.S. Nicator
21 Feb, 1918[13] – 13 Apr, 1918[14]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. J. Hammet
Preceded by
Thomas B. Fellowes
Captain of H.M.S. Mosquito
20 Apr, 1918[15][16] – 23 Sep, 1918[17]
Succeeded by
Ivan W. Whitehorn
Preceded by
Edward B. Hoyle
Captain of H.M.S. Pelican
5 Oct, 1918[18] – 20 Dec, 1918[19][20]
Succeeded by
Cyril Edwards
Preceded by
John D. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Iris
14 Dec, 1918[21][22] – 17 Apr, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cecil B. Shaw
Captain of H.M.S. Larkspur
30 Apr, 1919[24][25] – 24 May, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
William F. Budgen
Preceded by
Cecil G. Hallett
Captain of H.M.S. Gentian
24 May, 1919[27] – 13 Aug, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
John A. V. Morse
Captain of H.M.S. P40
20 Oct, 1920[29][30] – 1 Sep, 1923[31]
Succeeded by
Charles G. N. Graham

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 278.
  3. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  4. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 821.
  6. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  8. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  9. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  10. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  11. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  12. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  13. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  14. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 821.
  16. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  17. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 864.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 864.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 863.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 821.
  22. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  23. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 821.
  25. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  26. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  27. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  28. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  30. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  31. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.