Patrick Edward Parker

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Vice-Admiral Patrick Edward Parker, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (17 March, 1881 – 19 August, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

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

Parker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.[2]

Great War

On 22 February, 1918, he was appointed in command of the monitor Sir John Moore[3]

Parker was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Parker was appointed as Assistant Director of Artillery and Torpedoes on 1 May, 1919. He left in April, 1920 when he was appointed as Deputy Director of Local Defence Division.[5]

In April 1923, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carysfort.

On 2 November, 1926, he was appointed in command of the new minelaying cruiser Adventure, being superseded after seeing her through her trials, some time after her commissioning on 4 November. He then took the second part of the Senior Officer's Technical Course and a course in Mining before being appointed a second time in command of Adventure on 1 April, 1927. His tenure ended on 26 January, 1928 when he secured passage back to the UK in Barham.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 April, 1930 and placed on the Retired List the following day. He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 19 July, 1935.[7]

World War II

Parker was appointed for duty as Commodore of Convoys with a rank of COmmodore, Second Class, R.N.R. on 31 February, 1939.[8] He died when his ship Aguila was torpedoed on 19 August, 1941.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Fallen Officers" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 2 September, 1941. Issue 49020, col D, pg. 6.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Stanley R. Miller
Captain of H.M.S. Sir John Moore
22 Feb, 1918[10][11] – 1 Mar, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Harold J. Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Faulknor
1 Mar, 1919[13] – 21 Apr, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Frank Powell
Preceded by
Gregory G. C. Wood-Martin
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
4 May, 1922[15] – 5 Apr, 1923[16]
Succeeded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Preceded by
Alfred F. B. Carpenter
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
5 Apr, 1923[17] – 23 Apr, 1924[18]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Boyle
Preceded by
Henry D. Bridges
Deputy Director of Torpedoes and Mining
28 Aug, 1924[19] – 6 Sep, 1926[20]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur T. Walker
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
23 Mar, 1928[21] – 2 Apr, 1930[22]
Succeeded by
Harold G. C. Franklin

 

Footnotes

  1. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  2. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 908.
  4. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  5. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  6. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  7. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  8. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  9. Uboat.net
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 908.
  11. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  12. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  13. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  14. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  15. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  16. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  17. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  18. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  19. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  20. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  21. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  22. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.