Norman Atherton Wodehouse

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Vice-Admiral Norman Atherton Wodehouse, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (18 May, 1887 – 4 July, 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Appointed Gunnery Officer in Warrior 27 May, 1913 and held this post until 30 August, 1915 when he was appointed Gunnery Officer in Revenge. He served in her at the Battle of Jutland until promotion to Commander in on 24 July, 1919.[1]

In December 1928, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calypso.

In World War II he served as a convoy commander, and died when his merchant ship was torpedoed.

Bibliography

  • "Fallen Officers" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 18 October, 1941. Issue 49060, col F, pg. 6.

Service Record

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur J. Landon
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
17 Dec, 1928[2] – 5 Nov, 1929[3]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Preceded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
Nov, 1929[4] – 17 Nov, 1930[5]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Preceded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
28 Apr, 1931[6] – 12 Dec, 1931[7]
Succeeded by
Maitland W. S. Boucher
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
Dec, 1931[8] – 28 Dec, 1934[9]
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Richard J. R. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
20 May, 1935[10] – Aug, 1937[11]
Succeeded by
Henry E. Horan

Footnotes

  1. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Unnumbered folio.
  2. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  3. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  4. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  5. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  6. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  7. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  9. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  10. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  11. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.