Allan Poland

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Rear-Admiral Allan Poland, D.S.O., C.B.E. (7 December, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.

Poland was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1909.[1]

Poland was appointed in command of the submarine A 10 on 5 March, 1913.[2]

He was appointed in command of the submarine C 30 on 19 November, 1913.[3]

Poland was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1917.[4]

Post-War

On 27 October, 1919, Poland was appointed in command of the submarine K 13.[5]

Poland was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1921.[6]

In 1923, Poland grounded K 26. The Admiralty view was that he had not taken time to determine the meaning of light buoys he had passed.

Poland was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1928.[7]

In 1930, Poland was treated for colitis at Haslar Naval Hospital.

Poland was appointed in command of the light cruiser Colombo in July, 1931. He was commended for rendering services in the wake of disturbances in Cyprus.

In 1934, Poland received a commendation from the Commander-in-Chief, China for his submarine flotilla during an exercise.

World War II

On 24 February, 1939, Cosmo Moray Graham relieved Poland as Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf.

Poland was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 January, 1940 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain of H.M.S. A 10
5 Mar, 1913[9][10] – 19 Nov, 1913[11]
Succeeded by
Cromwell H. Varley
Preceded by
Godfrey Herbert
Captain of H.M.S. C 30
19 Nov, 1913[12][13] – 1 Jan, 1916[14]
Succeeded by
Charles M. S. Chapman
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. V 4
1 Jan, 1916[15] – 5 Dec, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Norman D. Holbrook
Preceded by
Vincent M. Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. E 43
5 Dec, 1916[17] – 26 Jan, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Norman D. Holbrook
Captain of H.M.S. E 41
26 Jan, 1918[19] – Jan, 1919[20]
Succeeded by
Edgar H. Dolphin
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. L 9
Jan, 1919[21] – 27 Oct, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
Henry G. Higgins
Preceded by
Fitzroy H. D. Byron
Captain of H.M.S. K 22
27 Oct, 1919[23] – 1 Jul, 1922[24]
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. K 26
22 Nov, 1922[25] – 29 Oct, 1923[26]
Succeeded by
George P. Thomson
Preceded by
John G. Bower
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
15 Jun, 1926[27] – 25 Jun, 1928[28]
Succeeded by
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
18 Aug, 1928[29] – 4 May, 1929[30]
Succeeded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
18 Aug, 1928[31] – 4 May, 1929[32]
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Colombo
c. Jun, 1931[33] – 2 Jan, 1933[34]
Succeeded by
Charles E. B. Simeon
Preceded by
Hugh R. Marrack
Captain of H.M.S. Medway
4 May, 1933[35] – 2 Nov, 1934[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Commander (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
4 May, 1933[37] – 23 Nov, 1934[38]
Succeeded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
as Captain (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
1 Mar, 1935[39] – 5 Feb, 1937[40]
Succeeded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
16 Mar, 1937[41] – 24 Feb, 1939[42]
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
Vernon S. Butler
Captain of H.M.S. Shoreham
18 Mar, 1937[43] – 6 Apr, 1939[44]
Succeeded by
George H. Faulkner
Preceded by
Henry J. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
31 Jul, 1939[45] – 5 Jan, 1940[46]
Succeeded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Preceded by
?
Naval Officer in Charge, Isle of Man
? – 6 Mar, 1943[47]
Succeeded by
James S. C. Salmond

Footnotes

  1. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 352.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 319.
  4. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 797.
  6. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  7. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  8. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  9. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 352.
  11. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  12. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 319.
  14. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  15. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  16. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  17. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  18. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  19. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  20. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  21. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  22. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 797.
  24. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  25. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  26. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  27. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  28. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  29. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  30. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  31. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  32. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  33. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  34. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  35. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  36. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  37. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  38. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  39. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  40. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  41. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  42. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  43. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  44. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  45. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  46. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  47. Superseded that day. Salmond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 312.