Wilbraham Tennyson Randle Ford

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Admiral SIR Wilbraham Tennyson Randle Ford, K.C.B., K.B.E. (19 January, 1880 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ford was born in Jersey, the son of Charles William Randall Ford, a Major in the British Army.[1]

Ford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1902. He qualified as a Navigation Officer for First Class ships with a First Class rating on 23 August, 1906.[2]

Ford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 June, 1910.[3]

Ford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[4]

Post-War

Ford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.[5]

Ford married Violet Olive Dunsterville on 4 October, 1924 and was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calliope on 23 October.[6]

In May, 1929, he was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Oak.

He was appointed Captain of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 20 June, 1930.[7]

Ford was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 November, 1932.[8]

Ford was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 29 May, 1937.[9]

Ford was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 31 December, 1941. He was placed on the Retired List on 30 June, 1944.[10]

See Also

Bibliography

  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harry W. C. Hughes
Captain of H.M.S. Diligence
1 Sep, 1922[11] – Mar, 1924[12]
Succeeded by
John F. Finlayson
Preceded by
John F. Finlayson
Captain of H.M.S. Sandhurst
31 Mar, 1924[13][14] – 25 Aug, 1924[15]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
23 Oct, 1924[16][17] – 16 Oct, 1925[18]
Succeeded by
Miles B. Birkett
Preceded by
Hugh D. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
8 May, 1929[19] – 30 May, 1930[20]
Succeeded by
Henry G. Thursfield
Preceded by
James A. G. Troup
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
20 Jun, 1930[21][22] – 10 Jun, 1932[23]
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
Edward R. G. R. Evans
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Royal Australian Navy Squadron
17 Feb, 1934[24] – 9 Aug, 1936[25]
Succeeded by
Richard H. O. Lane-Poole
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Australian Navy Service
Preceded by
Sir Wilfred F. French
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
26 Dec, 1936[26] – 1 Jan, 1942[27]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
15 Apr, 1942[28]c. 4 May, 1942[29]
Succeeded by
Sir Charles G. Ramsey
as Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
Preceded by
Sir Charles G. Ramsey
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
1 Jun, 1942[30] – 1 Jun, 1944[31]
Succeeded by
Sir William J. Whitworth

Footnotes

  1. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  2. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  3. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  4. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  5. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  6. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  7. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  8. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  9. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  10. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  11. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  12. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 267.
  14. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  15. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 221.
  17. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  18. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  19. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  20. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  21. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  22. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  23. Successor appointed that day. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  24. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  25. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  26. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  27. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  28. Date his predecessor departed. Ramsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 327.
  29. Predecessor returned that day to fill in. Ramsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 327.
  30. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.
  31. Ford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 180.