Nigel Kenneth Walter Barttelot

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Lieutenant-Commander Nigel Kenneth Walter Barttelot (9 April, 1883 – 28 August, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Coates, the son of Sir W. G. Barttelot, Bart., Nigel underwent examinations for several days commencing on 20 July, 1897 and gained entrance to the Britannia term of August, 1897, his 1193 marks placing him forty-seventh in merit among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1] He gained four months' time on passing out of Britannia in mid-January, 1899.

Barttelot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.[2]

Barttelot was appointed in command of Ardent for a month in mid-1906 and was able to escape blame in a collision with T.B. 84, as he seemed to do all he could to avoid the collision and handled his T.B.D. well in the aftermath. He moved on to serve for fourteen months in H.M.S. Dreadnought.

Barttelot was appointed in command of the destroyer Tartar on 4 January, 1912.[3]

Barttelot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912. He lost a torpedo on 4 November 1913 and was blamed for having failed to return the weapon for overhaul when it was known to be defective.

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Liberty of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla on 7 March, 1914.[4] He died in her, along with seven other crewmen, in the Battle of Helgoland Bight on 28 August, 1914.[5][6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Claude A. Rombulow-Pearse
Captain of H.M.S. Desperate
17 Nov, 1905 – 2 Jun, 1906
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
Morris E. Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Ardent
2 Jun, 1906 – 18 Jul, 1906
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Stancomb
Preceded by
Reginald G. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
25 Nov, 1910[7] – 24 Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Frank G. Terry
Preceded by
Adrian St. V. Keyes
Captain of H.M.S. Boyne
24 Aug, 1911 – 4 Jan, 1912
Succeeded by
Hugh C. Johnson
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
4 Jan, 1912[8] – 7 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
Herbert R. L. Edwards
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Liberty
7 Mar, 1914[9] – 28 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Henry E. Horan


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 5.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 382.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 339.
  5. Naval Operations. Volume I. . 114.
  6. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 4.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 308.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 380.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 339.