Stuart Sumner Bonham-Carter

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Vice-Admiral Stuart Sumner Bonham-Carter, C.V.O., D.S.O., C.B., Royal Navy (9 July, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bonham-Carter was born in Portsmouth.[1]

Bonham-Carter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1911.[2]

Great War

On 12 October, 1914, Bonham-Carter was appointed to the battleship Emperor of India, in which his duties eventually found him a turret officer, as Captain Royds was to remark that the young Lieutenant was good at the job. He left the ship on 13 February, 1918.[3]

Bonham-Carter was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the destroyer Shark on 8 June, 1918,[4] remaining in command until 4 April, 1919.[5]

Post-War

Bonham-Carter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1919.[6]

He was appointed in command of the minesweeper Petersfield on 11 November, 1919.

Bonham-Carter was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1921.[7]

He was appointed as executive officer in Delhi on 7 August, 1922 and remained in her until 6 January, 1925.[8]

Bonham-Carter was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1927.[9]

On 11 January, 1929, Bonham-Carter was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calcutta, to be Flag Captain to Rear Admiral Burmester upon his hoisting his flag in her, which he did in February. Bonham-Carter was superseded in Calcutta on 24 April, 1931.[10]

On 22 March, 1933, he married the widow Eva Robertson Lloyd.[11]

Bonham-Carter was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939.[12]

World War II

Bonham-Carter was appointed Rear-Admiral Commanding, Eighteenth Cruiser Squadron in early 1942. He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 June, 1942 and re-appointed in command of 18 C.S.. When he lowered his flag in September, the formation ceased to exist.[13]

At the end of 1942, he suffered a hospitalisation due to sciatica. He was declared fit for general service in August, 1943.[14]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
? – 24 Apr, 1918[15]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Shark
8 Jun, 1918[16] – 4 Apr, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Petersfield
11 Nov, 1919[18] – 1 Jun, 1921[19]
Succeeded by
Archibald S. May
Preceded by
Alfred E. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
11 Jan, 1929[20] – 24 Apr, 1931[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Brooks
Preceded by
Harold G. C. Franklin
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
14 Mar, 1932[22] – 14 Mar, 1936[23]
Succeeded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. Sussex
1934[24] – 12 Apr, 1937[25]
Succeeded by
H. Evelyn C. Blagrove
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
Jul, 1937[26] – 1 Mar, 1939[27]
Succeeded by
Robert L. Burnett
Preceded by
William J. Whitworth
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
1 May, 1939[28] – 27 Sep, 1939[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Lancelot E. Holland
Rear-Admiral, Second-in-Command, Third Battle Squadron
1 Jan, 1940[30] – 30 Sep, 1941[31]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Eighteenth Cruiser Squadron
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Eighteenth Cruiser Squadron
early 1942[32] – Sep, 1942[33]
Succeeded by
Formation Abolished

Footnotes

  1. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  3. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906a.
  5. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  6. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  7. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  8. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  9. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  10. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  11. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  12. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  13. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  14. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  15. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 129.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906a.
  17. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  18. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  19. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  20. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  21. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  22. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  23. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  24. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  25. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  26. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  27. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  28. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 May, 1939. Issue 48293, col C, p. 8.
  29. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  30. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  31. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  32. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  33. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.