Frederick Parland Loder-Symonds

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Vice-Admiral Frederick Parland Loder-Symonds, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (14 May, 1876 – 24 November, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kumpta, India, Loder-Symonds gained seven months' time on passing out of Britannia. His first appointment was in Sans Pareil in the Mediterranean, dated 9 February, 1892.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1898.[2]

Loder-Symonds was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1909.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Achates on 20 March, 1913.[4] He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1914.[5]

In the Birthday Honours of 4 June, 1917, Loder-Symonds was appointed a Companion in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) for his war services.[6]

Loder-Symonds was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dauntless on 16 October, 1918.[7]

Post-War

He commanded Emperor of India from May 1924 until October 1925.

Loder-Symonds was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 March, 1926 and placed on the Retired List on 2 March.[8]

On 15 May, 1930, Loder-Symonds was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List.[9]

See Also

  • Service Records
  • "Vice-Admiral F. P. Loder-Symonds" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 25 November, 1952. Issue 53478, col E, pg. 10.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Achates
20 Mar, 1913[10] – 6 Apr, 1914[11]
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
Cecil H. Fox
Captain of H.M.S. Forward
Apr, 1914[12][13] – 8 Feb, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Cecil G. Chichester
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
8 Feb, 1915[15][16] – 18 Aug, 1916[17]
Succeeded by
Argentine H. Alington
Preceded by
Argentine H. Alington
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
6 Aug, 1918[18] – 16 Oct, 1918[19]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Arthur C. Strutt
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Dauntless
16 Oct, 1918[20][21] – 28 May, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Pilcher
Preceded by
John E. T. Harper
Director of Navigation
15 Nov, 1921[23] – 30 Nov, 1923[24]
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Captain of H.M.S. Emperor of India
9 May, 1924[25][26] – 15 Oct, 1925[27]
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
 

Footnotes

  1. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3984. 1 July, 1898.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28211. p. 32. 1 January, 1909.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 271.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 116.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5458. 4 June, 1917.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 774.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33139. p. 1650. 5 March, 1926.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 33606. p. 3069. 16 May, 1930.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 271.
  11. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  12. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 320.
  14. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  15. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392k.
  17. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  18. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  19. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  20. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 774.
  22. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  23. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  24. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  25. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 237.
  27. Loder-Symonds Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/186. f. 212.