Charles James Colebrooke Little

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Admiral SIR Charles James Colebrooke Little, G.C.B., G.B.E. (14 June 1882 – 20 June 1973) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Commander Little was appointed in command of the torpedo gunboat Hazard and of the Fourth Submarine Flotilla on 23 November, 1911.[1]

Little was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Fearless in September 1916,[2] and remained in her to the end of the war.[Citation needed] In May, 1917, he appears to have been appointed the role of Captain (S) to the Twelfth Submarine Flotilla, of which Fearless was flag/flotilla cruiser.[3]

Little was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cleopatra on 4 March, 1919.[4]

He was appointed as captain of Iron Duke in 1926.[5]

See Also

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. D 1
1 Aug, 1908[6] – 1910
Succeeded by
Noel F. Laurence
Preceded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
23 Nov, 1911[7] – 1 Jan, 1913[8]
Succeeded by
Charles J. C. Little
Preceded by
?
Commander (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
23 Nov, 1911[9]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
as Captain (S), Fourth Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
Charles J. C. Little
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
1 Jan, 1913[10] – 3 Aug, 1914[11]
Succeeded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Preceded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
3 Aug, 1914[12]
Succeeded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain of H.M.S. Fearless
Sep, 1916[13] – 7 Mar, 1919[14][15]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
?
Captain (S), Twelfth Submarine Flotilla
May, 1917[Inference][16]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
Walter R. G. Petre
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
4 Mar, 1919[17] – 1919
Succeeded by
Arthur Stopford
Preceded by
Alan G. Hotham
Director of the Trade Division
24 May, 1920[18]
Succeeded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Preceded by
Raymond Fitzmaurice
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
1926[19]
Succeeded by
Francis M. Austin
Preceded by
Sir Frederic C. Dreyer
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
9 Jan, 1933[20]
Succeeded by
Sir William M. James
Preceded by
Sir Frederic C. Dreyer
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
7 Nov, 1935
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
Sir William M. James
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
1942
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 322b.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 793.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1917). p. 12.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 758.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 323.
  8. Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/95
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 322b.
  10. Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/95
  11. Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/95
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 793.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 793.
  15. Leir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91 f. 48.
  16. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1917). p. 12.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 758.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 1816.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. "Admiralty Change" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 30 June, 1932. Issue 46173, col D, p. 16.

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