Charles Andrew Fountaine
Life & Career
Born in Herford, Norfolk, Fountaine gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.
Fountaine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1899.
Fountaine was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1910.
Fountaine was appointed as executive officer in H.M.S. Lion from 30 November, 1914. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 3 March, 1915 and went to H.M.S. Columbine to serve on the staff of Admiral Lowry on 30 March.
Fountaine was appointed in command of the new light cruiser Cambrian in mid July 1916.
Fountaine served as a Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee from February 1923 to March of 1924.
He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 July, 1926 and placed on the Retired List the following day at his own request.
He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 1 April, 1931.
World War II
Richard P. F. Purefoy
|Captain of H.M.S. Columbine
30 Mar, 1915 – 21 Mar, 1916
Warren H. D'Oyly
|Captain of H.M.S. Donegal
21 Mar, 1916 – 28 May, 1916
Leonard L. P. Willan
|Captain of H.M.S. Cambrian
17 Jul, 1916 – 18 Dec, 1918
Percival H. H. Thompson
|Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
29 Apr, 1924 – 8 Sep, 1925
- The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 311.
- The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393a.
- The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 749.
- The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 265.