Arthur Kenneth Gibson

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Captain (retired) Arthur Kenneth Gibson (19 May, 1889 – 28 January, 1950) was an officer in the Royal Navy with an incredibly hard-to-read Service Record due to image quality.

Life & Career

Gibson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October 1911.[1]

Gibson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1919.[2]

Gibson was appointed to Nubian as first lieutenant on 30 July, 1914 where he served under Commander Charles Ewer Cundall.[3] This appointment ended on 15 June, 1915 when Gibson was appointed in command of Crane. Thereafter, he commanded a succession of torpedo craft during the war: Myrmidon from mid-March 1916, T.B. 1 from August, 1916, Acheron from February, 1917 and finally Rattlesnake from December, 1917 through the end of the war.

Post-War

Gibson was appointed in command of the destroyer Plover on 2 December, 1918. In February, 1919 he was appointed to command Medway where he remained until November. A series of courses followed, carrying him into 1924 at which point his service record is largely illegible, though some ship commands are evident.[4]

Placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 19 May, 1935.[5]

World War II

Gibson was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 1 November, 1939. His service in the war appears to have been largely one of being "on the books", though he did serve on a Selection Board. He reverted to the Retired List on 13 March 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert H. Coppinger
Captain of H.M.S. Crane
15 Jun, 1915[6][7] – 17 Mar, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
Percy N. Fletcher
Preceded by
George N. Gilbertson
Captain of H.M.S. Myrmidon
17 Mar, 1916[9] – 17 Aug, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Oscar J. P. Lee
Preceded by
Godfrey R. Chambers
Captain of H.M. T.B. 1
17 Aug, 1916[11] – Feb, 1917[12]
Succeeded by
Frank E. Woodward
Preceded by
John B. Spurgin
Captain of H.M.S. Acheron
1 Mar, 1917[13] – Dec, 1917[14]
Succeeded by
Richard C. A. Littleton
Preceded by
Richard C. A. Littleton
Captain of H.M.S. Rattlesnake
Dec, 1917[15][16] – 2 Dec, 1918[17][18]
Succeeded by
George S. Harding
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sportive
2 Dec, 1918[19] – Dec, 1918[20]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Boxer
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M.S. Plover
Dec, 1918[21] – 15 Feb, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
Philip A. Heyder
Preceded by
Philip A. Heyder
Captain of H.M.S. Medway
15 Feb, 1919[23] – 10 Nov, 1919[24]
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 39.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 72.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 363.
  4. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  5. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  6. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393f.
  8. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  10. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241. Some inference as to day of month.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  12. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391a.
  14. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  15. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 890.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1919). pp. 868, 890.
  18. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  19. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  20. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 868.
  22. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  23. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  24. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.