Christopher Powell Metcalfe

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Captain (retired) Christopher Powell Metcalfe, D.S.O., R.N. (25 March, 1873 – 30 September, 1935) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Metcalfe entered the navy direct from Worcester on 6 July, 1888.

Metcalfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June, 1895.

Metcalfe was awarded the Shadwell Testimonial of 1905 for a survey of a river in China and was promoted to the rank of Commander in December, 1905.

Metcalfe was placed on the Retired List on 6 April, 1911 with the rank of Captain.

Metcalfe was appointed in command of the destroyer Wear on 6 September, 1914.[1]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert W. Dalgety
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
15 Jan, 1901 – 14 Mar, 1901
Succeeded by
Henry W. Osburn
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Brazen
14 Mar, 1901 – 7 Oct, 1901
Succeeded by
Harry C. S. Rawson
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Kinsha
10 Mar, 1903 – 28 Nov, 1904
Succeeded by
Percy Crabtree
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Widgeon
28 Nov, 1904 – 14 Mar, 1905
Succeeded by
John C. F. Borrett
Preceded by
Michael H. Wilding
Captain of H.M.S. Charger
29 Aug, 1905[2] – 31 Mar, 1906
Succeeded by
Reginald G. Copleston
Preceded by
William S. F. Forbes
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
31 Mar, 1906[3] – 29 Sep, 1908
Succeeded by
George F. Hyde
Preceded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
29 Sep, 1908[4] – 31 Aug, 1909
Succeeded by
Carlton V. de M. Cowper
Preceded by
Henry D. Wilkin
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
16 Apr, 1909[5] – Jun, 1909
Succeeded by
Charles L. Napier
Preceded by
Arthur B. F. Dawson
Captain of H.M.S. Ghurka
31 Aug, 1909 – 17 Nov, 1909
Succeeded by
Herbert N. Hunter
Preceded by
Henry M. Fothergill
Captain of H.M.S. Wear
6 Sep, 1914[6] – 16 Sep, 1915[7]
Succeeded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell
Preceded by
Stanley R. Miller
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
11 Aug, 1916[8] – 13 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Walwyn
Preceded by
Guy M. Marston
Captain of H.M.S. Arlanza
13 Apr, 1918[9] – 1 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 397.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 293.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 368.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 279.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 307.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399i.
  7. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 535.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 988.