Alfred Creighton Collinson

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Captain Alfred Creighton Collinson, C.B.E. (15 May, 1893 – 1970) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Collinson passed out of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in April, 1910 tied for 44th in rank of 77 cadets in marks on the Part I examination.[1]

Collinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 October, 1915. Collinson was appointed to the destroyer Moon on 9 November, 1915 and fought in her at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.

Collinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 October, 1923.

Collinson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1929.

Collinson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1935.

World War II

Appointed as Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong in November 1940, he was taken prisoner of war by the Japanese in 1942.

He was placed on the Retired List on 5 July, 1945.

Reverted to the Retired List on 26 December, 1946.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William S. Bardwell
Captain of H.M.S. Stormcloud
Jan, 1925[2] – 14 Aug, 1925[Inference]
Succeeded by
Percival H. G. James
Preceded by
Samuel A. Brooks
Captain of H.M.S. Westcott
14 Aug, 1925[3]
Succeeded by
Ivo W. L. Frewen-Laton
Preceded by
Cyril J. H. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Wolverine
Dec, 1927[4]
Succeeded by
St. John A. Micklethwait
Preceded by
Loben E. H. Maund
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
31 Jul, 1939 – 18 Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
Francis J. Butler
Preceded by
Francis J. Butler
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
7 Feb, 1940 – 27 Nov, 1940
Succeeded by
Francis J. Butler
Preceded by
Arthur M. Peters
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
Nov, 1940[5] – 1941[6]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 30, 1910; pg. 5; Issue 39260.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 272.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 290.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.