Arthur Grendon Tippet

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Captain (retired) Arthur Grendon Tippet, D.S.O. (14 June, 1885 – 8 February, 1943) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Tippet was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1909.[1]

On 4 July, 1911 he married Dorothy Denvy Lowther Froome at Parish Church in Bramshot, Hants.[2]

Tippet was appointed in command of the destroyer Bruizer on 10 October, 1912.[3]

On 6 January, 1914, Tippet was appointed in command of the destroyer Bonetta.[4]

Great War

In 1915, Tippet was thanked by the Admiralty for his zeal and ability in helping them work out details of a proposed "submarine seeker."[5]

Tippet was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1915.[6]

Tippet commanded the destroyer Ariel at the Battle of Jutland, where she operated as part of the First Destroyer Flotilla.[7] While in command of Oracle, Tippet helped save lives from the light cruiser Nottingham when she was lost to a submarine on 19 August, 1916. However, he was found at fault in the drowning of a stoker on 30 August, 1916, as Tippet had not set up life lines.[8]

On 12 August 1917, Tippet "displayed a high standard of efficiency" in attacking an enemy submarine.[9] This date matches that when H.M.S. Oracle rammed and sank the U 44 off the western Norwegian coast.[10]

Tippet was appointed in command of the destroyer Windsor on 5 August, 1918.[11]

Post-War

Tippet was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.[12]

Tippet was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 September, 1922. He promoted to the rank of Captain on 14 June, 1930.[13]

Tippet served in World War II in a variety of shore-based appointments, having been judged unfit for sea service.[14]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Philip A. Warre
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
Captain of H.M. T.B. 026
23 Jun, 1908[15][16] – 19 Dec, 1908[17]
Succeeded by
Robert F. Chisholm
Preceded by
Robert F. Chisholm
Captain of H.M. T.B. 026
3 Jan, 1911[18] – 13 Jan, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Preceded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Captain of H.M. T.B. 026
29 Mar, 1911[20][21] – 31 Aug, 1912[22]
Succeeded by
Francis A. G. Oakley
Preceded by
George P. England
Captain of H.M.S. Bruizer
10 Oct, 1912[23][24] – Dec, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clive N. Rolfe
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
Dec, 1913[26] – Jan, 1914[27]
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Bonetta
6 Jan, 1914[28] – Jan, 1914[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Preceded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Captain of H.M.S. Bonetta
Jan, 1914[29] – 13 May, 1914[30]
Succeeded by
George Mascull
Preceded by
James V. Creagh
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
30 Nov, 1915[31] – Jul, 1916[32]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Oracle
Jul, 1916[33][34] – Aug, 1917[35]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Foote
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ursula
Aug, 1917[36] – 5 Aug, 1918[37]
Succeeded by
Ivan B. Colvin
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Windsor
5 Aug, 1918[38][39] – 4 May, 1921[40]
Succeeded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Preceded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
4 May, 1921[41] – 6 Jul, 1921[42]
Succeeded by
Herbert Owen
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
6 Jul, 1921[43] – 2 Aug, 1921[44]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede

Footnotes

  1. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  2. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 288.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 288.
  5. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  6. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 46.
  8. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  9. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  10. Uboat.net page on WW1 losses.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 900.
  12. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  13. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  14. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  15. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  17. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  18. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  19. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  20. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  21. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 401.
  22. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  23. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 288.
  25. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  26. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  27. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 288.
  29. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  30. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  31. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  32. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  33. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396gg.
  35. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  36. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  37. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  38. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  39. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 900.
  40. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  41. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  42. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  43. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  44. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.