Walter Lingen Allen

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Captain Walter Lingen Allen, R.N. (14 October, 1876 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Allen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1898.[1] Allen was appointed as Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Leopard on 2 October, 1905.[2]

Allen was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

Allen was appointed in command of the destroyer Rother on 22 February, 1913.[4]

On 6 April, 1914, Allen was appointed in command of the destroyer Achates.[5]

Allen commanded the flotilla leader Broke, working with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[6]

Allen was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.[7]

After a final seagoing command in Ithuriel as Captain (D) of the Fourteenth Destroyer Flotilla ended in March, 1917, Allen was appointed to Ceto additional as Senior Naval Officer, Ramsgate in late May, 1917, remaining there until being superseded on 21 March, 1919.[8]

Allen was diagnosed with varicose veins at Haslar Hospital on 21 September, 1920 and placed on the Retired List on 12 January, 1921.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Kale
15 Jul, 1905[10] – 2 Oct, 1905[11]
Succeeded by
Walter Hose
Preceded by
George G. Codrington
Captain of H.M.S. Leopard
2 Oct, 1905[12][13] – 28 May, 1906[14]
Succeeded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Preceded by
Stanley V. Ellis
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
28 May, 1906[15] – 29 Sep, 1908[16]
Succeeded by
John G. de O. Coke
Preceded by
Nigel K. W. Barttelot
Captain of H.M.S. Desperate
28 Sep, 1908[17][18] – 23 Aug, 1910[19]
Succeeded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
22 Feb, 1913[20][21] – 6 Apr, 1914[22]
Succeeded by
Quentin C. A. Craufurd
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain of H.M.S. Doon
15 Jul, 1913[23] – Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Harry MacL. Fraser
Preceded by
Frederick P. Loder-Symonds
Captain of H.M.S. Achates
6 Apr, 1914[24][25] – 7 Aug, 1915[26]
Succeeded by
William J. F. Dunlop
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Kempenfelt
7 Aug, 1915[27] – 21 Aug, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Preceded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
21 Aug, 1915[29][30] – 10 Jun, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain of H.M.S. Botha
30 Jul, 1916[32] – 5 Aug, 1916[33]
Succeeded by
Brien M. Money
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain (D), Fourteenth Destroyer Flotilla
30 Jul, 1916[34] – 5 Aug, 1916[35]
Succeeded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Preceded by
Brien M. Money
Captain of H.M.S. Ithuriel
5 Aug, 1916[36][37] – Mar, 1917[38]
Succeeded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Preceded by
George N. Tomlin
Senior Naval Officer, Ramsgate
27 May, 1917 – 25 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Walter J. T. Saunders

Footnotes

  1. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 340.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 266.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  7. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  8. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  9. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  10. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  11. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  12. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 340.
  13. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  14. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  15. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  16. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 300.
  18. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  19. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  21. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  22. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  23. The Navy List. (September, 1913). p. 305.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 266.
  25. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  26. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  27. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  28. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392n.
  30. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  31. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  32. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  33. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  34. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  35. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395n.
  37. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  38. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.