Charles Maurice Blackman

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Captain Charles Maurice Blackman, D.S.O., R.N. (7 March, 1890 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Blackman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1910.[1]

Blackman was appointed in command of the destroyer Fame on 9 December, 1913.[2]

He was thanked for attacking a submarine while in command of Ariel on 6 December, 1916. It was perhaps this action that would result in his winning a D.S.O. in 1919, which specifies it was for attacking a submarine.[3]

On 24 April, 1918 he was hospitalised for influenza and Alexander Sholto Douglas took over temporary command of Osiris. Blackman was found fit in May and returned to command his destroyer until 6 December, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Blackman was appointed in command of the destroyer Strenuous on 6 December, 1918 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December.[5]

He grounded Strenuous at some point, perhaps in 1920.[6]

Blackman was appointed in command of the destroyer Tara on 17 May, 1920.

Blackman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1924.[7]

In November, 1925, he was sent to the League of Nations to assist in a role that is not legible in his service record. On New Year's Day, 1929, he was appointed to Queen Elizabeth.[8]

On 4 November, 1931 he was appointed for command of Ardent, his appointment ending on either the 18th or 19th of December, 1931. He then went back to the League of Nations to work on a Disarmament Conference.[9]

Blackman was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1931.[10]

In 1936 he was appointed in command of Grenville.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George F. A. Mulock
Captain of H.M.S. Jed
9 Dec, 1913[12] – 18 Dec, 1913[13]
Succeeded by
Edmond M. Bowly
Preceded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Fame
18 Dec, 1913[14] – 5 Oct, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
George Spencer
Preceded by
Henry R. James
Captain of H.M.S. Derwent
9 Feb, 1916[16] – 10 Jul, 1916[17]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Thornton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Oracle
10 Jul, 1916[18] – Jul, 1916[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Preceded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
Jul, 1916[20][21] – 20 Feb, 1917[22]
Succeeded by
Basil E. Reinold
Preceded by
John H. Jauncey
Captain of H.M.S. Lark
28 Feb, 1917[23] – Mar, 1917[24]
Succeeded by
Frederick B. Noble
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Sybille
15 Mar, 1917[25] – 1917[26]
Succeeded by
Arthur A. Scott
Preceded by
Arthur A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Lawford
Mar, 1917[27] – 21 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
Edmund Johnstone
Preceded by
Philip A. Heyder
Captain of H.M.S. Osiris
21 Feb, 1918[28] – 6 Dec, 1918[29][30]
Succeeded by
Alexander S. Douglas
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Strenuous
6 Dec, 1918[31][32] – 17 May, 1920[33]
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
Joseph B. Newill
Captain of H.M.S. Tara
17 May, 1920[34][35] – 2 Jan, 1922[36]
Succeeded by
John E. Phayre
Preceded by
Arthur Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Vimiera
2 Jan, 1922[37][38] – 6 May, 1924[39]
Succeeded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Preceded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Captain of H.M.S. Ardent
4 Nov, 1931[40] – 18 Dec, 1931[41]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
17 Mar, 1933[42] – 1934[43]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ernest R. Archer
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
10 Feb, 1936 – mid 1936
Succeeded by
Henry B. Crane
Preceded by
Ernest R. Archer
Captain (D), Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla
10 Feb, 1936 – mid 1936[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Philip Louis Vian
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
? – 31 Jul, 1936[44]
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
Frederick C. Bradley
Captain of H.M.S. Edinburgh
Dec, 1939[45] – May, 1941[46]
Succeeded by
Hugh W. Faulkner

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 316.
  3. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  4. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  5. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  6. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  7. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  8. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  9. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  10. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  11. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  12. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  13. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  14. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  15. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  16. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  17. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  18. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  19. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  20. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392d.
  22. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  23. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  24. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  25. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  26. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395a.
  28. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  29. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 857.
  31. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 911a.
  33. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  34. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 870.
  36. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  37. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  38. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 836.
  39. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  40. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  41. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?. Date may be 19th.
  42. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  43. Date not legible in his service record.
  44. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  45. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  46. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.