David Victor Fairfax Erskine

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Commander David Victor Fairfax Erskine (4 March, 1886 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Erskine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1906.[1]

Erskine was appointed Sub-Lieutenant in Command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 041 on 10 December, 1906.[2]

Erskine was temporarily appointed as Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 31 on 2 February, 1912.[3]

Erskine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1914.

Erskine was appointed in command of the destroyer Vega on 21 December, 1917.[4]

Post-War

Erskine was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.

By late May 1920, Captain Humphrey Thomas Walwyn reported that Erskine had "a very bad name in the Flotilla" and had an excessive wine bill. Upon being superseded in Vega, he was informed that he would not be employed for a year and would not necessarily be employed even if great need for his services arose.

Erskine was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 28 December, 1921.

Adjudicated bankrupt on 2 December, 1932.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Evelyn H. B. L. Scrivener
Captain of H.M. T.B. 41
10 Dec, 1906[5] – 19 Dec, 1907
Succeeded by
William M. M. Robinson
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 041
Preceded by
Gerald C. Wynter
Captain of H.M. T.B. 17
4 Oct, 1910[6] – Sep, 1911
Succeeded by
Henry D. Simonds
Preceded by
Claud F. Allsup
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
Sep, 1911 – 15 Dec, 1911
Succeeded by
John P. Landon
Preceded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Captain of H.M. T.B. 31
2 Feb, 1912[7] – 22 Aug, 1913
Succeeded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Preceded by
James F. Houstoun
Captain of H.M.S. Oriole
5 May, 1917[8] – 31 Aug, 1917
Succeeded by
Edward R. M. Geake
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Paladin
31 Aug, 1917[9] – 21 Dec, 1917
Succeeded by
Edward S. F. Fegen
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Vega
21 Dec, 1917[10] – 27 May, 1920
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 25.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 924.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 399.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396b.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396g.
  10. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 880.