Eric Percy Coventry Back

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Captain Eric Percy Coventry Back, Royal Navy (5 August, 1870 – 30 December, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 February, 1890.[1]

Back was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1892.[2]

Back was promoted to the rank of Commander on 26 June, 1902.[3]

On 30 June, 1908, Back was promoted to the rank of Captain.[4]

He was appointed in command of the cruiser King Alfred on 7 June, 1910, and became captain of Sutlej on 13 June when the flag was transferred to King Alfred.[5]

He was appointed command of armoured cruiser Natal on 5 June, 1915.[6]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 26224. p. 5986. 17 November, 1891.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  3. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 30 May, 1910. Issue 39285, col C, pg. 8.
    Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  6. Navy List (October, 1915). p. 396d.

Bibliography

Service Record

Naval Appointments