Norman Malet Colquhoun Thurstan

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Captain (retired) Norman Malet Colquhoun Thurstan, D.S.O., R.N. (13 September, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Wells.

Thurstan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.

Thurstan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.

Thurstan was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.

Thurstan was appointed in command of the hired yacht Beryl from 23 August, 1918 through 24 March, 1919.

Thurstan was appointed in command of the fishery protection ship Exe (the former trawler Thomas Jarvis) from 30 November, 1921 to 1 January, 1924.

Thurstan was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Captain on 18 December, 1928.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert G. Briggs
Captain of H.M.S. Snapper
19 Oct, 1909[1] – 15 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
John P. Gibbs
Preceded by
Cecil G. Cruttwell
Captain of H.M.S. Opossum
15 Aug, 1910[2] – 3 Apr, 1911
Succeeded by
Sidney C. Cox
Preceded by
Edwin A. Homan
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
3 Apr, 1911 – 21 Jul, 1911[3]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Crutchley
Preceded by
Basil G. Washington
Captain of H.M.S. Spanker
16 Jan, 1914[4] – 21 Feb, 1915
Succeeded by
Frederick C. Corbyn
Preceded by
Bernard E. Prichard
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
21 Feb, 1915[5] – 15 Nov, 1916
Succeeded by
Myles A. Blomfield
Preceded by
Charles D. Burke
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
27 Jun, 1924 – Jan, 1925
Succeeded by
Ralph Eliot
Preceded by
Ralph Eliot
Captain of H.M.S. Canterbury
Jan, 1925 – 17 Jun, 1925
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Preceded by
Hugh H. Rogers
Captain of H.M.S. Weymouth
23 Dec, 1925 – Apr, 1926
Succeeded by
Gerard A. Wells
Preceded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
Apr, 1926 – 28 Sep, 1926
Succeeded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 376.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  3. Day of month not certainly read correctly.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 381a.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393t.