St. Aubyn Baldwin Wake

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Vice-Admiral SIR St. Aubyn Baldwin Wake, K.B.E., C.B., Royal Navy (1 November, 1882 – 1 October, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He passed out of Britannia in December, 1897 ranked sixth of the sixty-four cadets who passed out, with 1783 marks.[1]

Wake was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 May, 1903.[2]

Wake was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 May, 1911.[3]

Wake was appointed Lieutenant (G) of Thunderer on 6 August, 1913.

Wake was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[4]

He was Thunderer's Commander (G) at the Battle of Jutland. On 20 July, 1917 he left Thunderer to be gunnery officer in King George V. He would serve out the remainder of the war in her.[5]

Post-War

Wake became Flag Commander in King George V on 5 February, 1919. On 5 June, 1919, he left her to become gunnery and Fleet Gunnery Officer in Iron Duke.

Wake was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1921 and superseded in Iron Duke in August.[6]

On 27 December 1924, he was appointed additional in the light cruiser Cardiff, taking command and becoming Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral Commanding, Third (illegible). He would be superseded in her in January, 1927. After some time working in the Admiralty, he was appointed Naval Attaché for Southg American on 12 August, 1927. He remained there until being superseded in August, 1930.[7]

Wake was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 September, 1933.[8]

Wake was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 27 June, 1937 and placed on the Retired List under the provisions of Order in Council of 9 March, 1914, Section 3.[9]

World War II

Wake was reverted to the Retired List as medically unfit on 24 December, 1944. He died on 1 October, 1951.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Adm. Sir Baldwin Wake" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 3 October, 1951. Issue 52112, col E, pg. 6.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas H. Binney
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
27 Dec, 1924[11][12] – Jan, 1927[13]
Succeeded by
Vernon S. Butler
Preceded by
James S. C. Salmond
Naval Attaché to H. M. Missions in South America
12 Aug, 1927 – Aug, 1930
Succeeded by
Edward de F. Renouf
Preceded by
Charles A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
27 Apr, 1931[14] – 10 Aug, 1932[15]
Succeeded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
18 Aug, 1932[16] – Aug, 1933[17]
Succeeded by
William J. Whitworth
Preceded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Director of Naval Equipment
10 Dec, 1934[18] – 10 Dec, 1936[19]
Succeeded by
Francis T. B. Tower

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  2. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  3. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  4. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  5. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  6. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  7. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  8. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  9. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  10. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 222.
  12. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  13. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  14. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  15. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  16. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  17. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  18. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  19. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.