Claud Finlinson Allsup

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Captain Claud Finlinson Allsup, D.S.O. (21 August, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in East Maxall, Charlton.

Allsup was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.[1]

Allsup was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1911.[2]

Allsup was appointed in command of the destroyer Nautilus on 4 September, 1911. In January, 1912, he struck a wall of the North Lock in Chatham and was blamed for a "want of care". Furthermore, a July inspection found that her gunners were "not up to the mark."

He married Jessie Bryer Lisa Hastings (?) on 21 August 1913.

Great War

On 10 July, 1914, Allsup was appointed in command of the destroyer Legion. In January, 1915 she damaged an oil ship and Allsup was cautioned in the matter. This was, however, more than offset by his special mention by Tyrwhitt for his performance in command on 17 October, 1914. Embodied in a letter on vellum, it was considered equivalent to a mention in despatches.

Allsup was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[3]

Allsup was in command of the destroyer Mystic at the Battle of Jutland, where she operated with the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[4]

He lost a torpedo from Mystic in 1916 and was faulted in this by Admiral Jellicoe.

Allsup was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Anzac in January, 1918.[5]

Post-War

Allsup was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Malcolm on 9 January, 1920.[6]

Allsup was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 4 July, 1922.[7]

World War II

Appointed in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Asturias on 4 September, 1939, he was superseded on 25 November.[8]

Reverted to the Retired List on 26 November, 1939.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 106
3 Jan, 1905[9] – 31 Jan, 1905[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas F. Britton
Preceded by
John R. Dodington
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
2 Apr, 1907[11][12] – 24 May, 1909[13]
Succeeded by
Claud F. Allsup
Preceded by
Edward O. Tudor
Captain of H.M.S. Orwell
4 Jun, 1909[14] – 23 Aug, 1909[15]
Succeeded by
Charles W. J. Howard
Preceded by
Claud F. Allsup
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
23 Aug, 1909[Inference] – 19 Oct, 1909[16]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Robinson
Preceded by
George F. Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
19 Oct, 1909[17][18] – 4 Sep, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
David V. F. Erskine
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nautilus
4 Sep, 1911[20][21] – Jun, 1914[22]
Succeeded by
Roy Bacchus
as Captain of H.M.S. Grampus
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Legion
10 Jul, 1914[23][24] – 24 Jul, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Richardson
Preceded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Captain of H.M.S. Martin
24 Jul, 1915[26] – Oct, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Preceded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Mystic
c. Oct, 1915[28][29] – Jan, 1918[30]
Succeeded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Preceded by
Brien M. Money
Captain of H.M.S. Anzac
Jan, 1918[31][32] – 1 Feb, 1919[33]
Succeeded by
William J. Whitworth
as Captain of H.M.A.S. Anzac
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
21 Mar, 1919[34] – 7 Jul, 1919[35]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Parker
7 Jul, 1919[36] – 9 Jan, 1920[37]
Succeeded by
Leveson G. B. A. Campbell
Preceded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key
Captain of H.M.S. Malcolm
9 Jan, 1920[38][39] – 15 Jan, 1921[40]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Lecky

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  2. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  3. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 730.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 807.
  7. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  8. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  9. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  10. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  11. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 341.
  13. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  14. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  15. Some inference here, but Tudor was invalided following surgery, to 2 September.
  16. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  17. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 368.
  19. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  20. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  21. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 322.
  22. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  23. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395l.
  25. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  26. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  27. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395v.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395v.
  29. Inferred from Service Record of Wilfred Arthur Thompson.
  30. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  31. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 730.
  33. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  34. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170. Day of month is not clearly written.
  35. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  36. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  37. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  38. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 807.
  40. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.