Frederick Henry Taylor

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Captain Frederick Henry Taylor, C.B.E., D.S.C., R.N. (17 June, 1888 – 1953) was an submarine officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Fulham, the son of the British Consul to Dunkirk..

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1909.

Taylor was appointed in command of the submarines C 21 and C 24 in June, 1913.[1][2] On 23 June, 1915, while in C 24 he successfully sank U 40 off Aberdeen.[3]

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1917.

On 17 January, 1918, while in command of submarine E 48, he torpedoed Template:DE-U156, but the torpedo failed to explode.[4]

On 27 August, 1920, Taylor was appointed in command of the submarine K 11.[5]

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1922.

Appointed in command of special service vessel Pigmy from 12 November 1926 to 19 July, 1927, also being in command of the Reserve Half Flotilla.

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1930. He retired at his own request on 1 July, 1936.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis T. Hewson
Captain of H.M.S. C 21
Jun, 1913[6] – 23 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
Vincent M. Cooper
Preceded by
Vincent M. Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. C 24
23 Mar, 1914 – 30 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
James A. P. Blackburn
Preceded by
Donald I. McGillewie
Captain of H.M.S. F 1
30 Jan, 1916 – 19 Dec, 1916
Succeeded by
James L. Boyd
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 48
19 Dec, 1916 – Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
Kenneth M. Fardell
Preceded by
Donald I. McGillewie
Captain of H.M.S. G 3
15 Apr, 1918 – 15 Aug, 1918
Succeeded by
Humphrey G. Veale
Preceded by
Donald I. McGillewie
Captain of H.M.S. J 4
15 Aug, 1918 – 13 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Ambrose N. Lee
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. M 3
13 Jan, 1919 – 17 Aug, 1920
Succeeded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Preceded by
George P. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. K 11
27 Sep, 1920 – 8 Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John F. Hutchings
Captain of H.M.S. K 2
8 Mar, 1921 – 18 Dec, 1922
Succeeded by
Henry G. Higgins
Preceded by
Philip E. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. Adamant
5 Jan, 1925[7] – 12 Nov, 1926
Succeeded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
21 Nov, 1927[8]
Succeeded by
Vincent P. Freeman
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
6 May, 1929 – c. 12 Aug, 1930
Succeeded by
Oswald E. Hallifax
as Commander (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
John D. A. Musters
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
11 Nov, 1929 – c. 12 Aug, 1930
Succeeded by
Oswald E. Hallifax
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
22 Nov, 1930[9] – 11 Sep, 1932
Succeeded by
Guy D'Oyly-Hughes
Preceded by
George P. Thomson
Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
22 Nov, 1930[10] – 19 Dec, 1932
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Preceded by
Cyril J. H. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Wolsey
11 Sep, 1932 – 19 Dec, 1932
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
20 Jan, 1933 – 1 Mar, 1935
Succeeded by
Allan Poland

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 396.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 395a.
  3. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  4. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 14.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 395a.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 214.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 229.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 233.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 233.