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Latest revision as of 12:15, 1 January 2020

Commander (retired) Basil Ayton Austen (8 April, 1874 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Austen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1896.[1]

In October 1901, he was faulted for colliding with the Salmon with his own Angler as the two ships rounded the Tongue lightship.

Austren was found to have been responsible for damage to ships of the Chatham Flotilla on 1 February, 1902 when rough weather caused them to move together when secured alongside each other. He'd also left Angler without being relieved. He was superseded in command and received Their Lordships' severe displeasure.

In 1913, he was borne in President, serving in the Western Coast Guard District under Captain Henry V. W. Elliott.[2]

Austen was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Commander on 8 April, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald A. Norton
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
18 Feb, 1901[3] – 18 Mar, 1902
Succeeded by
Claud H. Sinclair
Preceded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Captain of H.M.S. Desperate
4 May, 1901 – Aug, 1901
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Oliver Backhouse
Captain of H.M.S. Angler
Aug, 1901 – 13 Feb, 1902
Succeeded by
George G. Codrington
Preceded by
Guy de L. O. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
14 Feb, 1902[4] – 18 Mar, 1902[5]
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 4.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 429.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 241.
  4. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 25 February 1902. (36700), p. 11.
  5. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 5 March 1902. (36707), p. 5.