Charles Thomas Mark Pizey

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Admiral Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, G.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.*, D.L. (17 June, 1899 – 17 May, 1993) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pizey served as Midshipman on Revenge during the Battle of Jutland.

World War II

Pizey saw action in command of a destroyer during the pursuit of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during their "Channel Dash".

He would also later become Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Indian Navy and play an important part in shaping the Republic of India's modern defence forces.[1]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Angus D. Nicholl
Captain of H.M.S. Torrid
18 Dec, 1930[2] – 9 Jul, 1931
Succeeded by
Archibald B. Russell
Preceded by
Alan MacG. Sheffield
Captain of H.M.S. Boreas
10 Jul, 1931[3]
Succeeded by
Masters Norman
Preceded by
Ian R. H. Black
Captain of H.M.S. Fortune
26 Apr, 1938[4] – 15 Jul, 1939[Inference]
Succeeded by
Edward A. Gibbs
Preceded by
Robert M. Aubrey
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
24 Jun, 1940 – 7 Jul, 1942
Succeeded by
Cecil R. L. Parry
Preceded by
Sir William E. Parry
Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy
13 Oct, 1951 – 21 Jul, 1955
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sir Alexander C. G. Madden
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
1955 – 1958
Succeeded by
Sir Richard G. Onslow


  1. Email from Andrew Denovan (his wife is Pizey's granddaughter) to Tone, 25 May 2016.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 275.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 217.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 286.