Tom Spencer Vaughan Phillips

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Acting Vice-Admiral Tom Spencer Vaughan Phillips (19 February, 1888 – 10 December, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Phillips was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1908.[1]

Phillips was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1916.[2]

Phillips was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1927.[3]

World War II

Phillips was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939. He was appointed Rear-Admiral (D), Commanding Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas on 20 April, 1938.[4]

Phillips died when the battleship Prince of Wales succumbed to Japanese air attack on 10 December, 1941.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 66a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 89.
  3. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 98.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 98.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Manfred J. Palmes
Captain of H.M.S. Verbena
1 Nov, 1924[1]
Succeeded by
Roger L. Wiles
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
4 Sep, 1928[2]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
4 Sep, 1928[3]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Malcolm R. J. Maxwell-Scott
Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
4 Sep, 1928[4]
Succeeded by
William P. Mark-Wardlaw
Preceded by
Lancelot E. Holland
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
21 Sep, 1932[5] – Jul, 1935
Succeeded by
Wilfrid R. Patterson
Preceded by
Edward L. S. King
Director of Plans
Aug, 1935 – Apr, 1938
Succeeded by
Victor H. Danckwerts
Preceded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
1 Jun, 1939[6]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
? – Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
Sir James F. Somerville
as Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet
  1. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 280.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 245.
  6. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 27 May, 1939. Issue 48316, col G, p. 23.