Ralph Stuart Wykes-Sneyd

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Vice-Admiral Ralph Stuart Wykes-Sneyd, D.S.O., (25 September, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy. His name was originally Ralph Stuart Sneyd.

Life & Career

Wykes-Sneyd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1903.[1]

Wykes-Sneyd was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[2]

Though he had been working at the Plans Division since 8 February, Wykes-Sneyd was specially promoted to the rank of Captain in recognition of operations on the Belgian coast on 23 April, 1918. The next day he was appointed in command of the monitor General Craufurd.[3]

Post-War

Wykes-Sneyd was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus in November, 1921.

He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on the day he retired: 2 August, 1929.[4]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1934.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William G. A. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
? – 24 Apr, 1918[6]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Edward Altham
Captain of H.M.S. General Craufurd
29 Apr, 1918[7] – 14 Sep, 1919[8]
Succeeded by
Neston W. Diggle
Preceded by
Humphrey W. Bowring
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
1 Jul, 1920[9] – Aug, 1920[10]
Succeeded by
Henry G. H. Adams
Preceded by
William J. B. Law
Captain of H.M.S. Caroline
6 Feb, 1921[11] – 25 Nov, 1921[12]
Succeeded by
Archibald Cochrane
Preceded by
Archibald Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
24 Nov, 1921[13] – Jun, 1922[14]
Succeeded by
Philip H. Waterer
Preceded by
George F. Hyde
Captain of H.M.A.S. Brisbane
23 May, 1924[15]
Succeeded by
Julian F. C. Patterson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
Apr, 1927[16] – 7 Oct, 1928[17]
Succeeded by
Eric G. Robinson

Footnotes

  1. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  2. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  3. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  4. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  5. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  6. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 129.
  7. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  8. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  9. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  10. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  11. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  12. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  13. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  14. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 292.
  16. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  17. Successor assumed command that day. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.