Cecil Ponsonby Talbot

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Vice-Admiral Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, D.S.O., Royal Navy (31 August, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bangalore, India, the son of a Major.

His first appointment was in H.M.S. Glory on the China Station. He saved the life of an A.B. at Hankow on the Yangtze at some time during this period, and was thanked by the Admiralty.[1]

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1904.[2]

He was appointed to Thames, additional, for submarines on 5 April, 1905. On 14 January, 1907, he was appointed to Mercury for command of submarines.[3]

Lieutenant Talbot was appointed in command of the submarine C 14 on 27 March, 1912.[4]

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1912.[5]

Talbot was appointed in command of the submarine E 6 on 19 March, 1913.[6]

On 17 October, 1913, his appointment to E 6 was renewed and he was also appointed in command of her sister submarine, E 16.[7]

Great War

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 December, 1914.[8]

He was in command of E 16 on 15 September, 1915 when she torpedoed U 45 at 59deg 10' N, 5deg 9' E..[9]

Commander Talbot was appointed in command of the depot ship Ambrose on 19 September, 1918, and placed in command of Ambrose's Flotilla.[10]

Post-War

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1919.[11]

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 July, 1932.[12]

Talbot was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 17 February, 1936 and placed on the Retired List on 11 December. On 1 May, 1937, however, he would be appointed as the Director of Dockyards vice Admiral Addison, and serve in that post through the entire Second World War.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. B 5
27 Mar, 1912[14] – 1 May, 1912[15]
Succeeded by
Rowland K. C. Pope
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. C 14
1 May, 1912[16] – 19 Mar, 1913[17]
Succeeded by
Claud L. Y. Dering
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 6
19 Mar, 1913[18][19] – 4 Feb, 1915[20]
Succeeded by
William J. Foster
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 16
4 Feb, 1915[21] – 16 Nov, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Kenneth J. Duff-Dunbar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. J 5
16 Nov, 1915[23] – 18 Sep, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Boyle
Preceded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
19 Sep, 1918[25][26] – 30 Oct, 1920[27]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner
Preceded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Commander (S), Ambrose's Flotilla
19 Sep, 1918[28][29] – 30 Oct, 1920[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
30 Oct, 1920[31][32] – 14 Jul, 1921[33]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Captain (S), Eleventh Submarine Flotilla
30 Oct, 1920[34][35] – 14 Jul, 1921[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George B. Lewis
Captain of H.M.S. Inconstant
25 Jul, 1921[37] – 17 Feb, 1922[38]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William R. D. Crowther
as Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
25 Jul, 1921[39] – 14 Mar, 1922[40]
Succeeded by
Max K. Horton
Preceded by
Max K. Horton
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
14 Mar, 1922[41][42] – 14 Mar, 1922[43]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
The Hon. Arthur Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
15 Jul, 1925[44] – 17 Aug, 1926[45]
Succeeded by
Ralph Eliot
Preceded by
Thomas F. P. Calvert
Director of the Air Section
Sep, 1926 – Dec, 1928
Succeeded by
Isham W. Gibson
as Director of the Naval Air Division
Preceded by
Sidney R. Bailey
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
1 Apr, 1929[46] – 20 Dec, 1930[47]
Succeeded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Preceded by
Percy L. H. Noble
Director of Naval Equipment
30 Nov, 1932[48] – 10 Dec, 1934[49]
Succeeded by
St. Aubyn B. Wake
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Rear-Admiral (S)
1934 – 10 Dec, 1936
Succeeded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Preceded by
Albert P. Addison
as Director of Dockyards and Repair
Director of Dockyards
1 May, 1937[50] – 20 Dec, 1946[51]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  2. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  3. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 317.
  5. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). pp. 352-3.
  8. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  9. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 725.
  11. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  12. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  13. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  14. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  15. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  16. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  17. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  18. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  20. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  21. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  22. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  23. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  24. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  25. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 725.
  27. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  28. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 725.
  30. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  31. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  33. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  34. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  36. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  37. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  38. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  39. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  40. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  41. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 233.
  42. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  43. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  44. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  45. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  46. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  47. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  48. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  49. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  50. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  51. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.