Cyril Prescott Franklin

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Commander Cyril Prescott Franklin, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (29 December, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Halifax and raised by a guardian, Franklin gained five months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Franklin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 39 June, 1905.

Franklin was appointed in command of the destroyer Greyhound on 21 October, 1912.[1]

Franklin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1913.

On 17 January, 1914, Franklin was appointed in command of the destroyer Ouse.[2]

Post-War

Franklin was superseded in command of the gunboat Aphis on 20 November, 1919 at Budapest by Stephen Phillimore.[3]

Retired at his own request on 7 May, 1920. Franklin was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 29 December, 1923.

World War II

Reverted to Retired List on 15 April, 1943.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles G. C. Sumner
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
24 Mar, 1911[4] – 21 Oct, 1912
Succeeded by
John P. Gibbs
Preceded by
John P. Gibbs
Captain of H.M.S. Greyhound
21 Oct, 1912[5] – 17 Jan, 1914
Succeeded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Preceded by
Edmund A. T. de P. de la Poer
Captain of H.M.S. Ouse
17 Jan, 1914[6] – 16 Dec, 1915
Succeeded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Rosemary
19 Jan, 1916 – Apr, 1916
Succeeded by
Ronald C. Mayne
Preceded by
William H. Darwall
Captain of H.M.S. Jason
Apr, 1916[7] – 7 Apr, 1917[8]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Gerald A. Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Aphis
1 Mar, 1919[9] – 19 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Stephen Phillimore

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 321.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  3. Transcribed Ship Logs at naval-history.net
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 388.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 321.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396i.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395n.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 84.
  9. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 730.