Philip Louis Vian

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Admiral of the Fleet SIR Philip Louis Vian, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., R.N. (15 June, 1894 – 27 May, 1968) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Vian was the son of Alsager Vian, Esq., who service as Chairman and Managing Director of a Limited Company.

Vian was granted the acting rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1916.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1916, later adjusted to 15 February, 1916.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1924.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1929.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1934.

World War II

Vian was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1941.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 8 May, 1945.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 26 September, 1948.

Vian was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet on 1 June, 1952.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gerard C. Muirhead-Gould
Captain of H.M.S. Active
31 Mar, 1933[1]
Succeeded by
Rupert St. A. Malleson
Preceded by
Guy D'Oyly-Hughes
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
14 Oct, 1935[2] – 13 May, 1936[3]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Nineteenth Destroyer Flotilla
14 Oct, 1935[4] – 13 May, 1936[5]
Succeeded by
Edward L. Berthon
Preceded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Captain of H.M.S. Keppel
c. May, 1936[6] – 12 Oct, 1936[7]
Succeeded by
Edward L. Berthon
Preceded by
William G. Tennant
Captain of H.M.S. Arethusa
26 Mar, 1937[8] – Jun, 1939[9]
Succeeded by
Quintin D. Graham
Preceded by
Ernest R. Archer
Captain (D), Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla
Jun, 1939 – 13 Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William A. R. Cartwright
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
3 Aug, 1939 – 26 Sep, 1939
Succeeded by
Graham H. Stokes
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain of H.M.S. Afridi
1 Jan, 1940[10] – 18 Jan, 1940[11]
Succeeded by
Philip Louis Vian
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain (D), Fourth Destroyer Flotilla
1 Jan, 1940[12] – 12 Jul, 1941[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Cossack
18 Jan, 1940[14] – 29 Mar, 1940[15]
Succeeded by
Philip Louis Vian
Preceded by
Philip Louis Vian
Captain of H.M.S. Afridi
29 Mar, 1940[16] – 5 May, 1940[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Philip Louis Vian
Captain of H.M.S. Cossack
5 May, 1940[18] – 12 Jul, 1941[19]
Succeeded by
Edward L. Berthon
Preceded by
Edward L. S. King
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fifteenth Cruiser Squadron
15 Oct, 1940[20] – 19 Jan, 1943
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Thomas H. Troubridge
Fifth Sea Lord
1946 – 1948
Succeeded by
Sir George E. Creasy

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 214.
  2. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.
  3. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.
  4. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.
  5. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.
  6. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  7. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 216.
  9. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  10. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  11. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  12. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  13. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  14. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  15. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  16. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  17. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  18. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  19. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.
  20. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/158. f. 160.