Nicholas Edward Archdale

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Nicholas Edward Archdale, Second Baronet, C.B.E., R.N. (11 June, 1881 – 28 July, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Ireland.

Archdale was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1902.[1]

Archdale was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the sloop Rosario and for command of the Hong Kong Submarine Flotilla on 24 April, 1911.[2]

Archdale was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.[3]

Archdale was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Archdale was appointed in command of the scout cruiser Patrol on 1 January, 1919.[5]

On 28 February, 1919, he was appointed in command of the depot ship Greenwich.[6] Archdale was married on 22 July, 1920 and became Senior Naval Officer, Copenhagen where Rear-Admiral (D) Hodges found his work very satisfactory, despite having little idea what Archdale was doing![7]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Ceres in February, 1924.

In December, 1928, he was appointed in command of the battleship Malaya.

Archdale was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 October, 1929.[8]

Archdale was placed on the Retired List on his own request on 30 August, 1930.[9]

Archdale was to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 16 January, 1935.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas Jackson
Captain of H.M.S. Rosario
24 Apr, 1911[11] – Oct, 1913[12]
Succeeded by
Francis A. N. Cromie
Preceded by
?
Commander (S), Hong Kong Flotilla
24 Apr, 1911[13] – Oct, 1913[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles J. C. Little
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
3 Aug, 1914[15] – 31 Oct, 1914[16]
Succeeded by
Lionel A. D. Sturdee
Preceded by
Lionel A. D. Sturdee
Captain of H.M.S. Forth
31 Oct, 1914[17][18] – late 1917[Inference]
Succeeded by
Gilbert H. Kellett
Preceded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
15 Nov, 1917[19] – Dec, 1917[20]
Succeeded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Preceded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
Dec, 1917[21] – 31 Dec, 1918[22]
Succeeded by
Charles S. Benning
Preceded by
?
Commander (S), Fourteenth Submarine Flotilla
Dec, 1917[23] – 31 Dec, 1918[24]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gordon Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Patrol
1 Jan, 1919[25][26] – 27 Feb, 1919[27]
Succeeded by
Nelson Wheelwright
Preceded by
Kerrison Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
28 Feb, 1919[28][29] – 11 Jan, 1921[30]
Succeeded by
Gilbert G. P. Hewett
Preceded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Captain of Portsmouth Mining School
21 Oct, 1921[31] – 1 Oct, 1923[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
H. Evelyn C. Blagrove
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
21 Feb, 1924[33] – 26 Feb, 1925[34]
Succeeded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell
Preceded by
Henry K. Kitson
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
1 Nov, 1926[35] – 31 Oct, 1928[36]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Bridges
Preceded by
Cecil V. Usborne
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
28 Dec, 1928[37] – 25 Nov, 1929[38]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Shipway

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 3.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 368.
  3. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  4. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 781.
  7. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  8. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  9. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  10. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 368.
  12. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 368.
  14. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 328.
  16. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393v.
  18. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  19. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  20. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  21. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  22. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  23. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  24. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  25. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 861.
  26. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  27. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 781.
  29. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  30. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  31. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  32. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  33. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  34. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  35. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  36. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  37. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  38. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.