Aubrey Charles Thursfield

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Commander (retired) Aubrey Charles Thursfield (12 November, 1887 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Thursfield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1909.[1]

On 23 March 1911, he was admitted to Chatham Hospital with measles. He was discharged on 12 April.[2]

Thursfield was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 113 on January, 1913.[3]

Thursfield grounded T.B. 113 on 19 April, 1915. He was cautioned to pay closer attention to tides in future.

Thursfield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1917.[4]

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

Post-War

Thursfield was appointed in command of the gunboat Cockchafer on 22 December, 1919.[6] In 1921, he was congratulated on successfully navigating the gunboat to upper Yangtze, as she was fully 35 feet longer than any other steamship that had successfully made the passage.[7]

Thursfield was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Commander on 1 November, 1929.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Humphrey M. Robson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 113
23 Jan, 1913[9][10] – 4 Aug, 1915[11]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. Treweek
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Dragonfly
4 Aug, 1915[12][13] – Apr, 1918[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles G. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Nymphe
29 Apr, 1918[15][16] – 25 Jun, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
Colin R. St. G. Tucker
Preceded by
Charles Hester
Captain of H.M.S. Cockchafer
22 Dec, 1919[18][19] – Jan, 1922[20]
Succeeded by
Ivan W. Whitehorn
Preceded by
Julian Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Teal
27 Jan, 1923[21][22] – Mar, 1925[23]
Succeeded by
Wilfred A. Higgins
Preceded by
Jesse Dixon
Captain of H.M.S. Saltash
22 Dec, 1928[24] – 16 May, 1929[25]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  2. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
  4. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 746a.
  7. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  8. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 23 January, 1913. Issue 40116, col A, p. 8.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401a.
  11. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  12. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398e.
  14. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  15. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854.
  17. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  18. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 746a.
  20. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  21. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 273.
  23. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  24. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.
  25. Thursfield Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/87. f. 93.