Ernest Leslie Cardale

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Captain (retired) Ernest Leslie Cardale (16 September, 1879 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Stoke, Devon the son of Admiral Charles Searle Cardale.[1]

On 3 August, 1898, he was ordered home from service in the Pacific aboard the armoured cruiser Imperieuse to take up an appointment to the Training Squadron, arriving in England on 15 October. He served in the screw frigate Raleigh from 5 November, 1898 until 15 September, 1899.[2]

Appointed to the Vindictive in the Mediterranean on 4 July, 1900, Cardale was re-appointed to the ship, additional upon his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1901.[3]

Cardale was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1909.[4]

On 23 September 1912, he was admitted to Plymouth Hospital to be treated for an inguinal hernia on the right side. He was declared fit on 14 December.[5]

Great War

Cardale was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[6]

Cardale married Katherine Gwen Mudge on 14 July, 1915 at Plympton St. Mary, in Devon.

Cardale was tried by a Court Martial on 22 February, 1917 for stranding Crusader and was acquitted. On 19 May, 1917 there was a collision between Nugent and Myngs, resulting in Cardale being relieved in command of Nugent in June and being unemployed for about a month until his appointment in command of the comparatively modest Beagle Class destroyer H.M.S. Harpy on 12 July, 1917. Misfortune of some kind not very legible visited him again in 1917, when there was another Court Martial in Blenheim on a charge of "negligently hazarding" Harpy and another ship by default. It appears that this charge was proved. On the strength of favorable reports from Captain Withers ("Good commander of a T.B.D. division") and Sparks ("sorry to lose him, etc"), Cardale stayed in Harpy until being appointed in command of Rival on 5 November, 1918.[7]

Post-War

Cardale remained in command of Rival through the end of the war and as the fleet was transitioning to a smaller post-war incarnation. As was so often the case, he found himself in command of several unnamed destroyers being reduced to reserve in early 1919.

Cardale transition to command of Scout on 13 November, 1919 (or Taurus, according to the Navy Lists) as he continued his oversight of the destroyers passing into reserve.[8]

Cardale was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 3 May, 1925.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick H. Hallowes
Captain of H.M.S. Hasty
28 May, 1906[10] – 4 Sep, 1906[11]
Succeeded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Preceded by
William Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. Teazer
4 Sep, 1906[12][13]c. Mar, 1909[14]
Succeeded by
Stuart D. Blair
Preceded by
Reginald E. Marcon
Captain of H.M.S. Leopard
30 Apr, 1909[15] – 4 Jun, 1909[16]
Succeeded by
Hugh Hamilton-Gordon
Preceded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
9 Jun, 1909[17][18] – 8 Feb, 1910[19]
Succeeded by
Austin C. Ackland
Preceded by
Loftus W. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Chelmer
8 Feb, 1910[20] – 21 Apr, 1910[21]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Preceded by
Thomas C. H. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Syren
10 Aug, 1915[22][23] – 11 Nov, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
William D. Irvin
Preceded by
Edward R. G. R. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Crusader
11 Nov, 1916[25][26] – 16 Mar, 1917[27]
Succeeded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nugent
16 Mar, 1917[28] – 13 Jun, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
Guy L. Warren
Preceded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Harpy
12 Jul, 1917[30][31] – 5 Nov, 1918[32]
Succeeded by
Valentine Searles-Wood
Preceded by
Alexander S. Douglas
Captain of H.M.S. Rival
5 Nov, 1918[33][34] – 3 Apr, 1919[35]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
Preceded by
Alfred E. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Michael
3 Apr, 1919[36]c. Nov, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Norman A. G. Ohlenschlager
Captain of H.M.S. Scout
13 Nov, 1919[38] – 21 Jun, 1920[39]
Succeeded by
Joseph Horsfield
Preceded by
John I. Hallett
Captain of H.M.S. Taurus
21 Jun, 1920 – 30 Dec, 1921[40]
Succeeded by
John Fawcett

Footnotes

  1. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  2. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  3. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  4. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  5. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  6. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  7. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  8. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  9. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  10. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  11. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  12. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 383.
  14. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  15. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  16. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  17. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 278.
  19. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  20. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  21. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  22. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398m.
  24. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  25. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393k.
  27. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  28. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  29. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  30. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394g.
  32. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  33. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  34. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 896.
  35. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  36. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  37. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131. May have ended 13 November or 23 October.
  38. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  39. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  40. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.