Charles Hugo Knox-Little

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Rear-Admiral Charles Hugo Knox-Little (21 November, 1887 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a clergyman.

Knox-Little was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1908.[1]

Knox-Little was appointed in command of the destroyer Test on 24 August, 1912.[2]

Knox-Little was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1916.[3]

Knox-Little was found to blame when depth charges in Sturgeon exploded on 11 May, 1917, as he had ensured that they'd been set to "safe" before the engines were stopped.[4] The death of petty officer Thomas C. Slade to wounds on 6 June might be related.[5]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Tetrarch on 22 May, 1917.[6]

Knox-Little was mentioned in despatches for his role in the blocking operations at Zeebrugge and Ostend on 22 and 23 April, 1918.

Post-War

On 25 January, 1919, Knox-Little was appointed in command of the destroyer Sportive.[7]

Knox-Little heroically entered a minefield to rescue survivors of Manuel Balmo (?) after it had struck mines on 31 March, 1919.

Knox-Little was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1921.[8]

Knox-Little was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1929.[9]

Knox-Little was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 January, 1940 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John P. Landon
Captain of H.M.S. Test
24 Aug, 1912[11][12] – 3 Nov, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
Frank A. Rothera
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lochinvar
3 Nov, 1915[14][15] – 20 Mar, 1917[16]
Succeeded by
George H. Creswell
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain of H.M.S. Sturgeon
1 May, 1917[17] – 22 May, 1917[18]
Succeeded by
Ralph M. Mack
Preceded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Captain of H.M.S. Tetrarch
22 May, 1917[19][20] – 25 Jan, 1919[21]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Boxer
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M.S. Sportive
25 Jan, 1919[22][23] – 1921[24]
Succeeded by
Henry A. Binmore
Preceded by
H. Taprell Dorling
Captain of H.M.S. Telemachus
9 Jul, 1923[25] – 25 Aug, 1923[26]
Succeeded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain of H.M.S. Serapis
1 Jan, 1926[27] – 14 Apr, 1926[28]
Succeeded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Preceded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Delhi
c. Mar, 1929[29] – 13 Jan, 1930[30]
Succeeded by
William E. C. Tait
Preceded by
Arthur L. St. G. Lyster
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
1 Jul, 1932[31] – 30 Dec, 1935[32]
Succeeded by
Kenneth M. Fardell
Preceded by
James W. S. Dorling
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
22 Jul, 1938[33] – Nov, 1939[34]
Succeeded by
Oliver Bevir
Preceded by
Edward C. Denison
as Captain in Charge, H.M. Naval Establishment, Bermuda
Commodore in Charge, H.M. Dockyard Bermuda
15 Jan, 1944[35] – 31 Jan, 1944[36]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
Preceded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
Commodore in Charge, H.M. Dockyard Bermuda
7 Aug, 1944[37] – Jul, 1946[38]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 385.
  3. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  4. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  5. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 366.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 916.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  8. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  9. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  10. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  11. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398p.
  13. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  14. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395ww.
  16. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  17. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  18. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  19. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 916.
  21. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  22. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  24. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127. Date and month illegible.
  25. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  26. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  27. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  28. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  29. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  30. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  31. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  32. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  33. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  34. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  35. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  36. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  37. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  38. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.