Arthur Marsden

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Captain (retired) Arthur Marsden, M.P., R.N. (14 November, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Marsden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1904.

Marsden was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 12 on 7 September, 1909.[1]

Marsden was appointed in command of the destroyer Acorn on 31 July, 1912.[2]

Marsden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1912.

On 16 February, 1914, Marsden was appointed in command of the destroyer Ardent.[3] He was her captain at the Battle of Jutland, operating as part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[4] Marsden's official report states that after Ardent was sunk in night fighting, he was recovered by Marksman after five hours in the water.

Marsden was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Maenad on 29 October, 1918.[5]

Post-War

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 October, 1920.

Marsden was granted the acting rank of Captain on 17 November, 1938.

World War II

Marsden was granted the war service rank of Captain on 8 May, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Kennedy G. Brooke
Captain of H.M. T.B. 12
7 Sep, 1909[6] – 13 Apr, 1911
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Seymour
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Erne
13 Apr, 1911 – 31 Jul, 1912
Succeeded by
Melville A. Hawes
Preceded by
William G. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Acorn
31 Jul, 1912[7] – Feb, 1914[8]
Succeeded by
Norman A. K. Money
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ardent
16 Feb, 1914[9] – 1 Jun, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Ralph G. H. Izat
Captain of H.M.S. Maenad
29 Oct, 1918[11] – 15 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 272.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 275.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 838.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 399.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 272.
  8. The Navy List, February and March, and his appointment to Ardent
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392c.
  10. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 63.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 838.