Frederick Archibald Warner

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Lieutenant-Commander Frederick Archibald Warner, D.S.O. (31 December, 1884 – 23 December, 1917) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Trinidad, Warner gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Before Warner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1907, he served in a number of ships, including Repulse, Minerva, Ariadne, Berwick and Queen. He continued to serve in Queen in lieu of a Sub-liuetenant until 14 December, 1908.[1]

In 1911, Warner's T.B. 86 collided with T.B. 042 and he was blamed for an error in judgement.

Warner was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 23 on 5 March, 1912.[2]

Warner was appointed in command of the destroyer Coquette on 21 January, 1914.[3] He damaged Actæon's rudder with her later that year, and on 12 December, ran Coquette into an obstruction while entering Felixstowe Dock, for which he was warned to be more careful in future.[4]

Warner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1915. He continued to serve in command of Coquette until mid-February, 1916. A year in command of Myngs followed before he was appointed in command of Torrent in February, 1917. In mid 1917, Warner was invested with a D.S.O. by the King "for special good work in patrols and minesweeping operations with the Nore Flotilla." Warner eventually died when his Torrent was lost, along with her Tenth Destroyer Flotilla consorts Surprise and Tornado, to a mine on 23 December, 1917.[5][6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald C. L. Owens
Captain of H.M. T.B. 25
11 Aug, 1911[7] – 18 Aug, 1911[8]
Succeeded by
George H. I. Parker
Preceded by
Horatio V. M. McHardy
Captain of H.M. T.B. 86
18 Aug, 1911[9][10] – 5 Mar, 1912[11]
Succeeded by
Ernest A. Griffin
Preceded by
Cecil G. Cruttwell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 23
5 Mar, 1912[12][13] – Feb, 1914[14]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
Reginald H. Ransome
Captain of H.M.S. Coquette
21 Jan, 1914[15] – 15 Feb, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Vere Seymour
Preceded by
Robert Makin
Captain of H.M.S. Boyne
15 Feb, 1916[17] – 22 Feb, 1916[18]
Succeeded by
Vernon Hammersley-Heenan
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Myngs
22 Feb, 1916[19][20] – 11 Feb, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
Percy J. Helyar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Torrent
11 Feb, 1917[22][23] – 23 Dec, 1917[24][25]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 296.
  4. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  5. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 439.
  6. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  7. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  8. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  9. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 401.
  11. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  12. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 401.
  14. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393d.
  16. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  17. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  18. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  19. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396e.
  21. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  22. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398n.
  24. Warner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/35. f. ?.
  25. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 439.