Philip Acheson Warre

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Commander Philip Acheson Warre, O.B.E., R.N. (30 October, 1885 – 15 August, 1949) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

After passing out of Britannia, Warre was noted as having "Fair French" and being "very bright" by Captain Arthur William Carter of the battleship Glory. He took this vote of confidence on to serve next in the battleship Cæsar of the Channel Squadron for a year and a half, starting on 22 April, 1904.[1]

After serving in the Star for manoeuvres in June 1906, Warre was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 26 on 1 November, 1906.[2] He was reappointed in that role and an inspection in 1907 stated that the condition of the vessel "reflect[ed] great credit" upon him. Warre was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1908.[3][4] It was to prove his only seagoing command, as his talents were to be focused on signaling.

Warre left T.B. 026 in June of 1908 for a half-year stint in the battlecruiser H.M.S. Indomitable before going to Portsmouth for a special course in signals on 29 January, 1909.[5]

Warre served as Flag Lieutenant to Rear Admiral Slade from 3 March, 1909 to 5 February, 1912, first in the second class protected cruiser Hyacinth and then from the Highflyer from May, 1911.[6]

After serving in Aboukir for the annual manoeuvres of 1912, Warre was appointed to the battleship Bellerophon on the First Battle Squadron on 8 August, staying with her until being appointed to a Long Signal Course at Portsmouth on 1 February, 1913.[7] He was passed as Lieutenant (S) on 4 July, 1913.[8]

Great War

On 1 August, 1914, he was appointed to the armoured cruiser Drake as Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral William L. Grant who was in command of the Mediterranean Cruiser Squadron.[9]

On 24 October, 1915, he was appointed to Minotaur as Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Herbert L. Heath of the Seventh Cruiser Squadron, remaining with him as it was redesignated the Second Cruiser Squadron[10] and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1916.[11]

On 1 October, 1918, he was appointed to Barham as Flag Lieutenant-Commander (S) to Vice-Admiral Leveson of the Fifth Battle Squadron.[12]

Post-war

Warre was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.[13]

Warre was invested with the Order of the Briths Empire at Buckingham Palace on 22 April, 1920 and placed on the Retired List at his own request with a gratuity on a week later.[14]

World War II

He was called back into service for the Second World War, mobilised on 28 September, 1938. He reverted to the Retired List on 27 December 1944.[15]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry W. A. Adams
Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
1 Nov, 1906[16] – 13 Jun, 1908[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Tippet
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 026

Footnotes

  1. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 76a.
  4. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  5. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  6. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 393a.
  8. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 360.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396c.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 76i.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 737.
  13. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  14. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  15. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  17. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.