Colin Alfred Molyneux Sarel

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Rear-Admiral Colin Alfred Molyneux Sarel, O.B.E., R.N. (10 August, 1880 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Suffolk.

Sarel was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1902.

Sarel was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 June, 1910.

Sarel was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914.

Sarel was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.

Sarel was appointed in command of the light cruiser Constance .

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calypso in January, 1925.

Sarel was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 November, 1932 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William R. W. Kettlewell
Captain of H.M.S. Espiegle
15 Sep, 1919[1] – Jan, 1921
Succeeded by
George H. Lang
Preceded by
Ronald E. Chilcott
Captain of H.M.S. Assistance
17 Aug, 1922[2] – 18 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Charles A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
22 Jan, 1925[3] – 3 Feb, 1926
Succeeded by
John F. Finlayson
Preceded by
John W. L. McClintock
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Cruiser Squadron
9 Jun, 1925 – 22 Jan, 1926
Succeeded by
Hugh D. Hamilton
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain in Charge of H.M. Naval Establishments, Bermuda
21 Oct, 1926 – 16 Nov, 1928
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Cyril St. C. Cameron
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
27 Aug, 1929 – 22 Apr, 1930
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
22 Apr, 1930[4] – 27 Dec, 1930[5]
Succeeded by
Austen G. Lilley
Preceded by
Herbert A. Forster
Captain of H.M.S. Frobisher
27 Dec, 1930[Inference] – 22 Apr, 1932
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Forster
Preceded by
Edward O. Broadley
Naval Officer in Charge, Leith
26 Jun, 1942 – 11 Jan, 1945
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 770-1.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 216.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 221.
  4. Sarel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/84. f. ?.
  5. Given as "31", Inferred from Lilley.