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White was appointed in command of the {{UK-Sylvia|f=t}} on 6 March, 1912.{{NLJul13|p. 381}}
 
White was appointed in command of the {{UK-Sylvia|f=t}} on 6 March, 1912.{{NLJul13|p. 381}}
  
On 9 March 1914, White was appointed to the {{UK-1Neptune|f=t}}.  He remained in her through the first several months of the war until he was appointed in command of the {{UK-Lark|f=t}} on 8 December, 1914.  Promotion to the rank of {{LCommRN}} came on 31 December, 1914.<ref>White Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/49/276.|D7604373}} f. ?.</ref>
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After two years in {{UK-Sylvia}}, on 9 March 1914, White was appointed to the {{UK-1Neptune|f=t}}.  He remained in her through the first several months of the war until he was appointed in command of the {{UK-Lark|f=t}} on 8 December, 1914.  Promotion to the rank of {{LCommRN}} came on 31 December, 1914.<ref>White Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/49/276.|D7604373}} f. ?.</ref>
  
 
White was in command of {{UK-Lark}} when she took part in the [[Battle off Noordhinder Bank]] on 1 May, 1915, assisting in the sinking of two German coastal destroyers.   
 
White was in command of {{UK-Lark}} when she took part in the [[Battle off Noordhinder Bank]] on 1 May, 1915, assisting in the sinking of two German coastal destroyers.   

Revision as of 12:55, 8 May 2017

Commander (retired) Charles Everard Hughes White, D.S.O., D.S.C. (14 August, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy with a seemingly casual regard for shipboard fiduciary practices.

Life & Career

White was born in India, the son of Lieutenant Commander C. White, R.N.. He gained three months time on passing out of Britannia.

In 1905, White was appointed as an interpreter during a visit of the French Fleet.

On 8 May, 1906, White was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 55.[1]

White was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1906.[2]

An evaluation from 1910 from Commander Elder while White was in command of T.B. 80 says that he is "inclined to let zeal outrun judgement."

White was appointed in command of the destroyer Sylvia on 6 March, 1912.[3]

After two years in Sylvia, on 9 March 1914, White was appointed to the battleship Neptune. He remained in her through the first several months of the war until he was appointed in command of the destroyer Lark on 8 December, 1914. Promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander came on 31 December, 1914.[4]

White was in command of Lark when she took part in the Battle off Noordhinder Bank on 1 May, 1915, assisting in the sinking of two German coastal destroyers.

White came down with appendicitis in January, 1916 and was was sent to Chatham Hospital. He would require months to recover and was superseded in command of Lark in mid-January. During his convalescence, there was an investigation into alleged misappropriation of Lark's canteen funds. White elected to plead guilty to a charge of neglect of duty for having failed to convene a committee to explore the matter. He was severely reprimanded as a result and dismissed the ship, which was then an additional appointment to Dido.[5]

On 14 August, 1917, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Melampus.[6] On 25 October, he attacked an enemy submarine in a manner whose promptness and energy impressed the Admiralty.

Post-War

He was loaned to the Royal Australian Navy and appointed in command of the destroyer Swordsman on 1 April, 1919. On 3 November, 1921, the Naval Board of Australia expressed its severe displeasure that White failed to account for certain public money that had been advanced to him. An evaluation for him from 1921 mentions that he is not tactful and obstinate. White reverted to R.N. service on 31 January, 1922.[7]

White was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 8 October, 1926.[8]

White was granterd the Acting rank of Commander on 8 December, 1939.[9]

White was promoted to the rank of Commander on 14 December, 1942.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alldin U. Moore
Captain of H.M. T.B. 55
3 May, 1906[11][12]
Succeeded by
Ronald M. Fraser
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 055
Preceded by
Eric C. Ward
Captain of H.M. T.B. 80
Dec, 1909[13]
Succeeded by
George Harris
Preceded by
Gervase W. H. Heaton
Captain of H.M.S. Sylvia
6 Mar, 1912[14]
Succeeded by
Ernald G. H. Master
Preceded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Captain of H.M.S. Lark
8 Dec, 1914[15]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Holden
Preceded by
Reginald Watkins Grubb
Captain of H.M.S. Manners
29 May, 1917[16] – 28 Jul, 1917[Inference]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Melampus
14 Aug, 1917[17] – 1919[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Swordsman
1 Apr, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1906. Issue 38011, col D, p. 10.
  2. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 381.
  4. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  5. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  7. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  8. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  9. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  10. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1906. Issue 38011, col D, p. 10.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 381.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395i.
  16. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395m.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 951.

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