Charles Archibald Wise Wrightson

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Captain Charles Archibald Wise Wrightson, C.B.E. (17 July, 1874 – 7 February, 1953) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Having passed out of Britannia with an additional eight months' seniority, Wrightson received his first naval appointment on 7 January, 1891 when he was assigned to the Rodney of the Channel Squadron. On 17 March, 1891, Rodney was at Gibraltar when S.S. Utopia was

Wrightson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 June, 1897.[1]

Wrightson was appointed in command of the river gunboat Woodcock on the China Station on 16 March, 1903, but he did not take over command until 25 June. He was superseded in command on 4 April, 1905 and was back in England on 12 September, 1905.[2]

Wrightson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1909.[3]

Wrightson was placed in command of the special service vessel Imogene in the Mediterranean on 25 May, 1911. He was superseded in command on 17 June, 1913.[4]

Wrightson was appointed in command of the destroyer Avon on 30 January, 1914.[5]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Recruit and the Nore Local Defence Flotilla on 6 April, 1914.[6][7]

Following the loss of Recruit in April, 1915, on 26 May Wrightson was placed in command of Colleen, and for special duties in command of a T.B. flotilla. On 6 October, he was reduced to being second-in-command of Colleen, but remained in command of the T.B. flotilla while picking up additional special duties with Net Drifters.[8]

Wrightson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917.[9]

On 7 January, 1919, Wrightson was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Blanche.[10]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dunedin on 25 March, 1920.[11]

Wrightson was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 July, 1922.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Woodcock
16 Mar, 1903[13] – 4 Apr, 1905[14]
Succeeded by
Michael H. Wilding
Preceded by
Alfred B. Barker
Captain of H.M.S. Imogene
25 May, 1911[15] – 17 Jun, 1913[16]
Succeeded by
Harold Escombe
Preceded by
Frank Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
1 Nov, 1913[17] – 30 Jan, 1914[18]
Succeeded by
Ralph M. Hall
Preceded by
Ralph M. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Avon
30 Jan, 1914[19][20] – 6 Apr, 1914[21]
Succeeded by
Duncan W. Roe
Preceded by
Ambrose M. Peck
Captain of H.M.S. Recruit
6 Apr, 1914[22][23] – 1 May, 1915[24]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Robert W. Myburgh
Captain of H.M.S. Colleen
26 May, 1915[25] – 6 Oct, 1915[26]
Succeeded by
Charles D. Carpendale
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sunflower
1 Aug, 1915[27]c. 14 Aug, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Jack E. A. Mocatta
Preceded by
Charles T. Hardy
Senior Officer in Charge, Auxiliary Patrol Area XXI
10 Feb, 1916[29] – 31 Jan, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
Henry Luxmoore
Preceded by
Eric V. F. R. Dugmore
Captain of H.M.S. Ebro
1 Feb, 1917[31][32] – 7 Jan, 1919[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Captain of H.M.S. Blanche
7 Jan, 1919[34][35] – 27 Mar, 1919[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles N. Tindal-Carill-Worsley
Captain of H.M.S. Dunedin
25 Mar, 1920[37][38] – 31 Mar, 1921[39][40]
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Monroe

Footnotes

  1. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  2. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  3. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  4. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 283.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 376a.
  7. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  8. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  9. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 742.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 763.
  12. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  13. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  14. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  15. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  16. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  17. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  18. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  19. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 283.
  21. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  22. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 376a.
  24. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 401-2 and index.
  25. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  26. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  27. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  28. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  29. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  30. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  31. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 992.
  33. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  34. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  35. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 742.
  36. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  37. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 763.
  39. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  40. Ship's Log