Neston William Diggle

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Captain Neston William Diggle, C.M.G., R.N., Retired (7 January, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Royal Marine Lieutenant W. N. Diggle, Neston Diggle was awarded twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Diggle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1901.[1]

Diggle was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 92 on 1 November, 1906.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.[3] On 5 January, 1914, he was appointed to Newcastle, qualified as an interpreter in French.[4]

Diggle was appointed in command of the General Wolfe on 27 October, 1915.[Citation needed]

On 19 September, 1918, he was appointed temporarily to Arrogant "for special service".[5]

Post-War

On 7 June, 1919, he was sent to Rome as a naval attache.[6]

Diggle was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 15 January, 1926.

World War II

Reverted to Retired List on 15 February, 1940.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sebald W. B. Green
Captain of H.M. T.B. 50
16 Jul, 1901[7] – 18 Sep, 1902
Succeeded by
Charles W. E. Whish
Preceded by
Ernest E. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Hasty
9 Oct, 1903[8] – 8 Jun, 1904
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Hallowes
Preceded by
Ernest E. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Fairy
8 Jun, 1904 – 7 Sep, 1904
Succeeded by
David C. H. Dalrymple
Preceded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Captain of H.M.S. Vixen
7 Sep, 1904[9] – 4 Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
George P. England
Preceded by
Sydney L. K. Lawford
Captain of H.M. T.B. 92
1 Nov, 1906[10] – 17 Sep, 1908
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Stancomb
Preceded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Captain of H.M.S. Hussar
10 Jan, 1910[11] – 24 Jun, 1913
Succeeded by
Percy G. Brown
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. General Wolfe
9 Sep, 1915 – 31 Dec, 1915
Succeeded by
John A. Moreton
Preceded by
Charles D. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Attentive
14 Mar, 1916[12] – Dec, 1916
Succeeded by
Edward Altham
Preceded by
Percy Withers
Captain of H.M.S. Active
Dec, 1916 – Mar, 1917
Succeeded by
Kerrison Kiddle
Preceded by
Ralph S. Wykes-Sneyd
Captain of H.M.S. General Craufurd
2 May, 1918 – 24 Jun, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Glatton
24 Jun, 1918 – 16 Sep, 1918[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Dennis A. H. Larking
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Rome
1 Jul, 1919 – 20 Jul, 1922
Succeeded by
Richard H. L. Bevan

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 22.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400a.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 28.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 361.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 733.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1920). p. 1816.
  7. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 323.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 396.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400a.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 327.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391m.
  13. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 140.