Christopher Russell Payne

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Christopher Russell Payne, C.B.E. (18 September, 1874 – 1 February, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

The son of a reverend, Payne gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Payne was promoted to the rank of Captain on 14 October, 1895.

Payne was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1905.

Payne was appointed in command of the destroyer Crusader on 21 October, 1909.[1]

Payne was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1912.

On 1 September 1913, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Vindictive.[2]

Payne was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Suffolk on 12 May, 1917.[3]

Post-War

From 1918-1921, he was Captain of H.M.S. Vernon.

In April, 1922, he was appointed in command of the battleship Malaya.

Payne was placed on Retired List due to non-service on 16 July, 1925.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Crusader
21 Oct, 1909[4] – 1 Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Apsley D. M. Cherry
Preceded by
Henry F. G. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. Attentive
1 Aug, 1911[5] – 1 Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Thomas Jackson
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
1 Sep, 1913[6] – Jul, 1915
Succeeded by
Oswald McD. English
Preceded by
Sydney R. Fremantle
Head of Signal Section
4 Jan, 1916[7] – 12 May, 1917[8]
Succeeded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Preceded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
12 May, 1917[9] – 1919
Succeeded by
Francis W. Caulfieid
Preceded by
William J. S. Alderson
Captain of Devonport Dockyard
Oct, 1919 – 1 Apr, 1920
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Preceded by
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King's Harbour Master, Devonport
Oct, 1919 – 1 Apr, 1920
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
as Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Devonport
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
6 Apr, 1920 – 6 Apr, 1922
Succeeded by
John D. Allen
Preceded by
Percy M. R. Royds
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
3 May, 1922[10] – 17 Jan, 1923[11][12]
Succeeded by
Roger R. C. Backhouse

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 298.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 393.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 911.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 298.
  5. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 281.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399b.
  7. Payne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/451.
  8. Payne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/451.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 911a.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 781.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 781.
  12. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.