Arthur Avison Scott

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Captain (retired) Arthur Avison Scott, D.S.O., R.N. (3 December, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Avison T. Scott was born in Bootle, Lancashire.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.

Scott was appointed in command of the destroyer Lively on 18 August, 1910.[1]

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913.

On 15 March, 1914, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Lawford,[2] and was her captain during the Battle of Dover Strait on the night of 26-27 October, 1916.[3]

Scott was appointed in command of the destroyer Sybille in June, 1917.[4]

Scott was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Sterling on 8 January, 1920.[5]

Scott was retired on 1 January, 1923 and promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 3 December, 1928.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lindsay R. Venn
Captain of H.M. T.B. 51
8 May, 1906[6] – 1 Nov, 1906
Succeeded by
Philip Hordern
Preceded by
Edward Smyth-Osbourne
Captain of H.M. T.B. 101
1 Nov, 1906[7] – 5 Mar, 1907
Succeeded by
Alfred G. Peace
Preceded by
Charles G. Robinson
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
18 Aug, 1910[8] – 15 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lawford
15 Mar, 1914[9] – Mar, 1917
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Sybille
Mar, 1917 – 5 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Landon
Preceded by
Kenneth H. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Onslaught
5 Mar, 1919 – 17 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clement R. Dane
Captain of H.M.S. Sterling
8 Jan, 1920[10] – 15 Jul, 1921
Succeeded by
Brian C. Gourley
Preceded by
Edward V. Brooke-Webb
as Senior Naval Officer, Torquay
Royal Naval Officer, Torquay
19 Jun, 1940 – 29 Apr, 1943
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 340.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 346.
  3. Naval Operations. Vol. IV. p. 60.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 912a.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 867.
  6. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 400.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 340.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395u.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 867.