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{{ViceRN}} '''Francis Wade Caulfeild''' was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{ViceRN}} '''Francis Wade Caulfeild''', C.B.E. (25 January, 1872 – 7 November, 1947) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
Caufeild was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1908.
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Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 14 July, 1892.<ref>Caulfeild Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602567}} f. 255.</ref>
  
Caulfeild was appointed in command of the {{UK-Hyacinth}} in January 1912.{{MackieRNW}}
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Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1903.<ref>Caulfeild Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602567}} f. 255.</ref>
  
Caulfeild was appointed in command of the {{UK-Fox|f=t}} on 7 October 1912.<ref>''The Navy List'' (April, 1914), p. 317.</ref> A sub-lieutenant aboard found his methods draconian and corrosive to good order, prompting the departure of the first lieutenant who was entirely unable to work for his captain.  More surely indicative, perhaps, of his lack of "touch" was that, despite operating in the hot climes of East African waters, Caufeild "insist[ed] on the ofricers and men wearing strict uniform, which is cruelty.  All the other ships in the Gulf have always worn shorts and vests, not so Caulfield (sic), who has given orders that officers on duty are always to be in uniform, and tunics buttoned up."{{ThompsonWarAtSea|p. 37}}
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Caufeild was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1908.{{NLMar13|p. 14}}
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An appointment in command of the {{UK-Hyacinth}} for 29 January, 1912 seems to have been reconsidered.<ref>Caulfeild Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602567}} f. 255.</ref>
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Caulfeild was appointed in command of the {{UK-Fox|f=t}} on 7 October 1912.{{NLApr14|p. 317}} A sub-lieutenant aboard found his methods draconian and corrosive to good order, prompting the departure of the first lieutenant who was entirely unable to work for his captain.  More surely indicative, perhaps, of his lack of "touch" was that, despite operating in the hot climes of East African waters, Caufeild "insist[ed] on the officers and men wearing strict uniform, which is cruelty.  All the other ships in the Gulf have always worn shorts and vests, not so Caulfield (sic), who has given orders that officers on duty are always to be in uniform, and tunics buttoned up."{{ThompsonWarAtSea|p. 37}}
  
 
In ''Fox'', Caufeild played a leading role in the unsuccessful British/Indian landing and battle at Tanga in German East Africa in early November, 1914.
 
In ''Fox'', Caufeild played a leading role in the unsuccessful British/Indian landing and battle at Tanga in German East Africa in early November, 1914.
  
He was appointed to command the battleship {{UK-Venerable}} on 11 February, 1916.<ref>''The Navy List'' (December, 1916). p. 398''v''.</ref>
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He was appointed to command the battleship {{UK-Venerable}} on 11 February, 1916.{{NLDec16|p. 398''v''}}
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He was appointed to command the battleship {{UK-Britannia}} on 19 April, 1917.{{NLNov17|p. 391''x''}}
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==Post-war==
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Caufeild was appointed in command of {{UK-Temeraire}} on  13 February, 1919.{{NLAug19|p. 915}}
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He was appointed in command of the {{UK-1Berwick|f=t}} as well as a group of ships on 20 August, 1919.{{NLSep19|p. 740}}
  
He was appointed to command the battleship {{UK-Britannia}} on 19 April, 1917.<ref>''The Navy List'' (November, 1917). p. 391''x''.</ref>
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Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 18 February, 1920 and placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with the [[Order in Council of 9 March, 1914]].<ref>Caulfeild Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602567}} f. 255.</ref>
  
Caufeild was appointed in command of {{UK-Temeraire}} on  13 February, 1919.<ref>''The Monthly Navy List'' (August, 1919). p. 915.</ref>
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In 1922, Mrs. Caulfeild requested that her husband's name be submitted for an Honour.  This request was refused (ouch).<ref>Caulfeild Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602567}} f. 255.</ref>
  
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Berwick|f=t}} as well as a group of ships on 20 August, 1919.<ref>''The Navy List'' (September, 1919)p. 740.</ref>
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Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List on 12 August 1925.<ref>Caulfeild Service Record{{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602567}} f. 255.</ref>
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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==Service Records==
 
==Service Records==
 
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Latest revision as of 09:46, 13 November 2019

Vice-Admiral Francis Wade Caulfeild, C.B.E. (25 January, 1872 – 7 November, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 July, 1892.[1]

Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1903.[2]

Caufeild was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.[3]

An appointment in command of the Hyacinth for 29 January, 1912 seems to have been reconsidered.[4]

Caulfeild was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Fox on 7 October 1912.[5] A sub-lieutenant aboard found his methods draconian and corrosive to good order, prompting the departure of the first lieutenant who was entirely unable to work for his captain. More surely indicative, perhaps, of his lack of "touch" was that, despite operating in the hot climes of East African waters, Caufeild "insist[ed] on the officers and men wearing strict uniform, which is cruelty. All the other ships in the Gulf have always worn shorts and vests, not so Caulfield (sic), who has given orders that officers on duty are always to be in uniform, and tunics buttoned up."[6]

In Fox, Caufeild played a leading role in the unsuccessful British/Indian landing and battle at Tanga in German East Africa in early November, 1914.

He was appointed to command the battleship Venerable on 11 February, 1916.[7]

He was appointed to command the battleship Britannia on 19 April, 1917.[8]

Post-war

Caufeild was appointed in command of Temeraire on 13 February, 1919.[9]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Berwick as well as a group of ships on 20 August, 1919.[10]

Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 February, 1920 and placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[11]

In 1922, Mrs. Caulfeild requested that her husband's name be submitted for an Honour. This request was refused (ouch).[12]

Caulfeild was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 12 August 1925.[13]

Bibliography

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert W. James
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
24 Jun, 1910[14] – 15 Aug, 1911[15]
Succeeded by
Charles B. Miller
Preceded by
Edwin V. Underhill
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
15 Aug, 1911[16] – 13 Jul, 1912[17]
Succeeded by
Colin Mackenzie
Preceded by
James C. Tancred
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
7 Oct, 1912[18][19] – 27 Sep, 1915[20]
Succeeded by
William H. D. Boyle
Preceded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
11 Feb, 1916[21][22] – 27 Dec, 1916[23]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Oldham
Preceded by
Stuart St. J. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Britannia
19 Apr, 1917[24][25] – 9 Nov, 1918[26]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Edward W. H. Brookfield
Captain of H.M.S. Temeraire
13 Feb, 1919[27][28] – 20 Aug, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Preceded by
Henry K. Kitson
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
20 Aug, 1919[30][31] – 19 Feb, 1920[32]
Succeeded by
Charles E. W. Pyddoke
as Captain Superintendent of H.M.S. Cornwall
Preceded by
Robert G. D. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
20 Aug, 1919[33][34] – 19 Feb, 1920[35]
Succeeded by
George P. England
Preceded by
George B. Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
20 Aug, 1919[36][37] – 19 Feb, 1920[38]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Christopher R. Payne
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
20 Aug, 1919[39][40] – 19 Feb, 1920[41]
Succeeded by
?
 

Footnotes

  1. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  2. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  4. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 317.
  6. Thompson. The War at Sea. p. 37.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398v.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391x.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 915.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  11. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  12. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  13. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  14. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  15. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  16. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  17. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394f.
  19. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  20. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398v.
  22. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  23. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  24. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391x.
  25. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  26. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  27. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 915.
  28. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  29. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  30. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  31. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  32. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  33. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  34. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  35. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  36. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  37. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  38. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  39. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  40. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  41. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.