Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan

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Rear-Admiral SIR Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan, C.B., M.V.O., K.B.E., D.S.O., Royal Navy (10 July, 1885 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bevan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1906.[1]

Great War

Bevan was Flag Lieutenant in Hogue during the Test Mobilisation, and then was moved into Charybdis in the same capacity on 1 August. He remained in her until 20 October, 1914 and then underwent a dizzying tour of ships lasting but three weeks, each time as Flag Lieutenant: Euryalus, Eclipse, Euryalus again, Diana and then back to Euryalus on 12 November. By this time, he was acting as Flag Lieutenant to Rear Admiral Wemyss of the Tenth Cruiser Squadron, conducting his wireless communications.[2]

Bevan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1914.[3]

From 12 August, 1917, Bevan was providing wireless communication support for the Commander in Chief, Mediterranean, Vice-Admiral Gough-Calthorpe.[4]

Bevan was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917. On 9 March, 1918, he was moved to Whitby Abbey to provide wireless services for the Otranto Barrage Force.[5]

Post-War

Bevan was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 August, 1923.[6]

Bevan was appointed in command of the light cruiser Birmingham in December, 1924.

Bevan was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 25 August, 1935 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert H. Holland
Captain of H.M.S. Godetia
10 Jan, 1919[8] – Apr, 1919[9]
Succeeded by
Hugh Seymour
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer, First Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
10 Jan, 1919[10] – Apr, 1919[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hubert G. Brand
Captain of H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert
29 Jun, 1921[12] – 1 Jan, 1924[13]
Succeeded by
Henry T. Buller
Preceded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
23 Dec, 1924[14] – 9 Feb, 1927[15]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
Preceded by
Neston W. Diggle
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Rome
28 Apr, 1928[16] – 30 Apr, 1931[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Wilfred N. Custance
Captain of H.M.S. York
1 Dec, 1931[18] – 1933[19]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Boxer
Preceded by
Herbert Fitzherbert
Captain of Portsmouth Signal School
1933[20] – 24 Aug, 1935[21]
Succeeded by
James W. S. Dorling

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 7.
  2. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  3. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  4. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  5. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  6. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  7. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  8. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  9. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  10. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  11. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  12. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  13. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  14. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  15. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  16. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  17. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  18. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  19. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  20. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.
  21. Bevan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/270. f. 136.