Egerton Wotton Isaacson

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Captain Egerton Wotton Isaacson (30 August, 1882 – 31 August, 1929) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a solicitor, Isaacson passed out of Britannia in December, 1897 ranked eighth of sixty-four cadets, earning 1768 marks.[1]

saacson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.

Isaacson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.

He served as torpedo officer in Hibernia from 24 April, 1914 to 4 January, 1917, being promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed to Agamemnon for torpedo duties, where he remained until being appointed to Furious on 8 March, 1919. He remained in her for three months.

Isaacson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1924.

Isaacson was appointed in command of the light cruiser Yarmouth in November, 1925.

Issacson died in Portsmouth Hospital in 1929, the day after the 14-hp Sunbeam car he was driving home was struck by a light railway car near Portsmouth. He had only just turned forty-seven.[2]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Nigel B. Deare
Captain of H.M.S. Yarmouth
17 Nov, 1925[3]
Succeeded by
Wilfred N. Custance
Preceded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Captain of H.M.S. Concord
20 Dec, 1926[4]c. 5 Sep, 1927[Inference]
Succeeded by
Roy N. Suter
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
c. 5 Sep, 1927[Inference] – Jan, 1928
Succeeded by
Hubert Ardill


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  2. "Naval Officer Killed while Motoring." The Times (London, England), 3 Sept. 1929, p. 9.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 291.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 226.