Berwick Curtis

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Vice-Admiral Berwick Curtis, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy (9 October, 1876 – 9 May, 1965) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Curtis was appointed in command of the destroyer Ardent on 28 August, 1909.[1]

As a Commander, Curtis was appointed in command of the destroyers Desperate and Derwent on 5 July, 1913.[2]

Curtis appointed in command of the flotilla leader Abdiel on 3 February, 1916 through the end of the war,[3] commanding her at the Battle of Jutland.[4]

He was Captain (D) of the Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla during Operation ZZ.

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1919.[5]

Curtis was appointed in command of the depot ship Columbine on 20 November, 1919,[6] though the ship would be sold in the coming year.

He was appointed in command of Emperor of India in October, 1925.[7]

Rear-Admiral in Charge and Admiral-Superintendent of Gibraltar Dockyard, 1929-1931.


  1. The Navy List (April, 1910), p. 279.
  2. The Navy List (December, 1914). p. 300c.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 721.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 45.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 106. 1 January, 1919.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 749.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.


  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 11 May, 1965. Issue 56318, col E, pg. 14.

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