Tim Melvin Barrett

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Captain (retired) Tim Melvin Barrett, (27 June, 1884 – ) served in the Royal Navy as a physical training instructor.

Life & Career

Born in Farnham, Surrey, the son of a Lieutenant Colonel. Barrett gained three months' time on passing out of Britannia in May, 1900 and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for 1900. His first appointment was to Ocean, in the Mediterranean, where he would spend three years.

Barrett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1905.

Barrett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1913.

His good service in Egyptian waters on 15 January, 1916 were brought to notice. On 11 February, General Maxwell reported that Clematis had provided valuable support in her vigilant patrols, and that her gunnery had eased the burdens of the troops ashore in December.


Barrett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.

Barrett was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 4 August, 1930.

In 1937, he was allowed to accept a position with the Territorial Army as an anti-aircraft battery commander.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Clematis
28 Sep, 1915[1] – 12 Oct, 1916
Succeeded by
William O. Hozier
Preceded by
Francis E. Byrne
In Command, Physical Training School, Portsmouth
1 Mar, 1923[2] – 12 Mar, 1925
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
Preceded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Captain of H.M.S. Pegasus
Mar, 1925[3] – 19 Aug, 1926
Succeeded by
Richard T. Down


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393b.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 283.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 257.