Vincent Barkly Molteno

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Vice-Admiral Vincent Barkly Molteno, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (30 April 1872 – 12 November 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Early Life & Career

Acting Sub-Lieutenant Molteno was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 25 on 16 July, 1892, for manoeuvres.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1910.

He attended the Royal Navy War College as a captain from 6 March to June, 1911, where he was noted as being First Class, placing third out of ten captains in order of merit. "V.G."

On 1 May, 1912, he was appointed in command of the depot ship St. George.[2]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Antrim on 19 December, 1913.[3]

Great War

He was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge on 23 July, 1915,[4] shortly before that ship was renamed Redoubtable.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Warrior on 16 December, 1915,[5] leading her at the Battle of Jutland as part of the First Cruiser Squadron. She was overtaken by flooding after the battle and sank. He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Minotaur that same December.[6]

He did not have much time to feather his nest in Minotaur, as he was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Shannon on 5 February, 1917.[7]

Post-War

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard C. Steele
Captain of H.M. T.B. 25
16 Jul, 1892[8] – Aug, 1892[9]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
1 May, 1912[10][11] – 19 Dec, 1913[12]
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
Frederick S. Litchfield-Speer
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
19 Dec, 1913[13][14] – 23 Jul, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lowndes
Preceded by
Constantine H. Hughes-Onslow
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
23 Jul, 1915[16] – 8 Oct, 1915[17]
Succeeded by
Frank Pierce
as Captain of H.M.S. Redoubtable
Preceded by
George H. Borrett
Captain of H.M.S. Warrior
16 Dec, 1915[18] – 1 Jun, 1916[19]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Frederick L. Field
Captain of H.M.S. King George V
9 Aug, 1916[20][21] – 1 Dec, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
John W. L. McClintock
Preceded by
Arthur C. S. H. D'Aeth
Captain of H.M.S. Minotaur
1 Dec, 1916[23] – 5 Feb, 1917[24]
Succeeded by
John E. T. Harper
Preceded by
John S. Dumaresq
Captain of H.M.S. Shannon
5 Feb, 1917[25][26] – 13 Feb, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur C. S. H. D'Aeth
Preceded by
Hugh D. R. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Bellerophon
13 Feb, 1918[28] – 12 Oct, 1918[29]
Succeeded by
Francis H. Mitchell

 

Footnotes

  1. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 370.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 279.
  4. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 260.
  5. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  8. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  9. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 370.
  11. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  12. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 279.
  14. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  15. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  16. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 260.
  17. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  18. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  19. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  20. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395s.
  22. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  23. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44., f. 137/260.
  24. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44., f. 137/260.
  25. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397x.
  27. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  28. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  29. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.