Reginald Carwithen Richardson

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Commander (emergency) Reginald Carwithen Richardson, D.S.O., R.N. (14 June, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a J. W. Richardson of the Liverpool Stock Exchange, Reginald was born in Crosley Lanes.

Richardson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1905.

Resigned 8 September 1908 on account of urgent private affairs, Richardson was placed on the Emergency List on 15 April, 1910.

Richardson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1913.

Richardson was brought to notice for the coolness and seamanship he displayed when on 28 December 1915, S.S. Huronian was torpedoed and he brought her into Bantry Bay.

Richardson was promoted to the rank of Commander (emergency) on 11 November, 1918.

Reverted to Emergency List on 16 February, 1919.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
16 Jul, 1907 – 3 Mar, 1908
Succeeded by
Herbert F. Littledale
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 052
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Camellia
12 Nov, 1915[1] – 9 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
Bertrand Bannerman


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 392b.