Charles de Burgh

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Captain (retired) Charles de Burgh (17 July, 1886 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

de Burgh was born in Dinant, France.

de Burgh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1908.[1]

de Burgh was appointed to the submarine C 24 on 13 April, 1909. He remained in this posting until being offered his first command when he was appointed in command of the small submarine A 5 on 1 August, 1910.[2]

de Burgh was appointed in command of the larger submarine B 11 on 12 January, 1911. B 11 would operate out of Malta until de Burgh was superseded in command at the end of 1913. He was appointed to the Devonshire Class armoured cruiser Antrim on 11 March of 1914.

Great War

de Burgh left Antrim and returned to service in submarines on 1 September, 1915.

de Burgh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1916.[3]

de Burgh was credited with torpedoing an enemy submarine at long range on 23 July, 1917 while in command of G 8. He was awarded a D.S.O. for this, gazetted on 2 November, 1917.[4] There is, however, no known U-boat loss that corresponds to this report.[5]

Post-War

de Burgh collided with a floating dock at Haslar with L 17 in 1919.

de Burgh was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.[6]

On 10 December, 1920, he was appointed in command of the submarine K 6.[7]

In 1921, he was blamed for losing a 18-in Mark VII torpedo from K 6.[8]

de Burgh was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 17 July, 1932.[9]

World War II

Mobilised in 1938, de Burgh spent much of the war serving as N.C.S.O., Tyne, from May 1940 until at least October, 1944 and perhaps until early 1946, despite suffering an inguinal hernia in May, 1945.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John R. A. Codrington
Captain of H.M.S. A 5
1 Aug, 1910[11] – 12 Jan, 1911[12]
Succeeded by
Archibald M. Willoughby
Preceded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. B 11
12 Jan, 1911[13] – 30 Dec, 1913[14]
Succeeded by
Norman D. Holbrook
Preceded by
Brownlow V. Layard
Captain of H.M.S. D 7
25 Sep, 1915[15] – 17 May, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Whitehouse
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. G 8
17 May, 1916[17] – 18 Jul, 1917[18]
Succeeded by
John F. Tryon
Preceded by
Godfrey Herbert
as Captain of H.M.S. K 13
Captain of H.M.S. K 22
18 Jul, 1917[19] – 13 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
Fitzroy H. D. Byron
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. K 14
13 Feb, 1918[20] – 13 Sep, 1918[21]
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Captain of H.M.S. Bonaventure
5 Mar, 1919[22] – 10 Aug, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
Aubrey C. Bertie
Preceded by
Sidney R. Olivier
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
10 Aug, 1919[24] – 25 Sep, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry F. M. Peto
Captain of H.M.S. L 17
25 Sep, 1919[26][27] – Jul, 1920[28]
Succeeded by
Gerald E. Colpoys
Preceded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Adamant
Jul, 1920[29] – 4 Nov, 1920[30]
Succeeded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Preceded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. K 6
10 Dec, 1920[31][32] – Feb, 1922[33]
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Satow
Preceded by
Archibald D. Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Adamant
11 Feb, 1922[34] – 30 Apr, 1923[35]
Succeeded by
Philip E. Phillips
Preceded by
Brownlow V. Layard
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
19 Jul, 1926[36] – Dec, 1927[37]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
Alexander B. Greig
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
14 Jan, 1928[38] – 26 Mar, 1929[39]
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Marrack
Preceded by
Alexander B. Greig
Commander (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
14 Jan, 1928[40] – 26 Mar, 1929[41]
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Marrack
as Captain (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla

Footnotes

  1. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  2. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  3. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  4. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  5. Uboat.net page on WW1 losses.
  6. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  8. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  9. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  10. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  11. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  12. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  13. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  14. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  15. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  16. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  17. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  18. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  19. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  20. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  21. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  22. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  23. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  24. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  25. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  26. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 799.
  28. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  29. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  30. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  31. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  33. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 722.
  35. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  36. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  37. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  38. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  39. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  40. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  41. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.