Patrick Stewart Erskine Maxwell

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Captain Patrick Stewart Erskine Maxwell, R.N. (15 January, 1886 – 22 May, 1944) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Brompton, London.

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1907.[1]

In 1908, Maxwell committed a breach of discipline in not possessing Ball Dress.

Great War

Maxwell was appointed to Challenger as her navigating officer on 8 August, 1914.[2]

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1915.[3]

On 8 August, 1918, he was appointed in command of the yacht Melisande, as part of the surveying service.[4] He remained with her one year.

Post-War

Maxwell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1921.

Appointed in command of Flinders from 23 February, 1920 to 1 January, 1921.

Appointed in command of Kellett from 1 DEcember, 1924 to 12 April, 1927.

Maxwell was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Captain on 15 January, 1936.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John F. Robins
Captain of H.M.A.S. Fantome
15 Jan, 1921[5] – 26 Sep, 1924
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Francis E. B. Haselfoot
Superintendent of Charts
26 Apr, 1927 – 8 Feb, 1929
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur P. M. Lewes
Naval Assistant to the Hydrographer of the Navy
11 Jul, 1931 – 15 Apr, 1936
Succeeded by
Sidney A. Geary Hill

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 63a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 290.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 127.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 1157a.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 758.