Fred Ernest Ayers

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Lieutenant-Commander Fred Ernest Ayers (14 August, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve before joining the Royal Navy in 1913.

Life & Career

Ayers was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant R.N.R. on 1 January, 1910.[1]

As Acting Lieutenant, Ayers participated in the annual manoeuvres in the armoured cruiser Hogue from 9 July to 19 August, 1910. Following this, he was appointed to the Lord Nelson in December 1910, to the Superb in mid-May 1911 and then to the Viking from 2 August to 3 November, 1911.[2]

Ayers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 1 January, 1912. On 1 April, 1913, he moved over to the Supplementary List as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.[3]

During the Great War, Ayers commanded Leven, Pincher and Welland. TODO: Get his RN Service Record

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Forrester
Captain of H.M.S. Leven
13 Jun, 1916[4] – Feb, 1917[Inference]
Succeeded by
Arthur P. Melsom
Preceded by
Herbert W. Wyld
Captain of H.M.S. Pincher
15 Nov, 1916[5] – 20 Jan, 1917[6]
Succeeded by
Philip A. Heyder
Preceded by
Philip A. Heyder
Captain of H.M.S. Welland
20 Jan, 1917[7]
Succeeded by
George H. Newman

Footnotes

  1. Ayers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/178. f. 178.
  2. Ayers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/178. f. 178.
  3. Ayers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/178. f. 178.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 395uu.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396o.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). pp. 396m, 399f.
  7. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399f.