Cuthbert Patrick Blake

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Commander Cuthbert Patrick Blake, D.S.O., R.N. (2 January, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

His cousin, Lionel George Dawson, also served in destroyers in the Great War. In fact, they were both considered for command of the new destroyer Termagant in 1916. The assignment would go to Blake, and earn him his D.S.O. for his service in the Battle of Jutland.[1]

Life & Career

Blake was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 4 April, 1907.[2]

Blake was appointed in command of the destroyer Porcupine on 13 January, 1914.[3]

As a Lieutenant-Commander, Blake commanded the destroyer Termagant on temporary assignment with the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles E. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Porcupine
13 Jan, 1914[5] – 4 Dec, 1915[6][7]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. Pardoe
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Termagant
1 Mar, 1916[8] – Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
Montague R. Bernard
Preceded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Taurus
27 Jan, 1919[9]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Foote
Preceded by
Francis G. Glossop
Captain of H.M.S. Westminster
12 Apr, 1920[10]
Succeeded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Preceded by
Edward S. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Stronghold
16 Feb, 1924[11]
Succeeded by


  1. Dawson. Flotillas. p. 157.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 371.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 224.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396o.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396o.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 868.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398g.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 915.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1920). p. 899.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 272.