Philip Ernest Uniacke Townshend

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Commander (retired) Philip Ernest Uniacke Townshend (16 December, 1885 – 30 September, 1959) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Dublin, Townshend gained two and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Townshend was appointed to Mercury for instruction in submarines on 25 April, 1907.

Townshend was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1907.

Townshend was appointed in command of the submarine A 12 on 1 January, 1910.[1]

Townshend was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1915.

Townshend was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Campbell on 24 December, 1918.[2]

Townshend was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 15 June, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Loftus C. O. Mansergh
Captain of H.M.S. A 1
1 Jan, 1910[3] – 28 Mar, 1910
Succeeded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Preceded by
Henry D. Gill
Captain of H.M.S. A 12
28 Mar, 1910 – 15 Dec, 1910
Succeeded by
Wilfrid B. Pirie
Preceded by
Michael Horrigan
Captain of H.M.S. Opossum
29 Jul, 1914 – 13 Sep, 1914
Succeeded by
Robert Raymond Hallowell-Carew
Preceded by
Reginald S. Goff
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
24 Dec, 1918[4]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344. Misprinted as A 1.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 750.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 750.