Geoffrey Layton

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Admiral Geoffrey Layton, D.S.O., K.C.G., K.C.M.G., G.B.E. (20 April, 1884 – 4 September, 1964) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Glendale, Liverpool.[1]

Layton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 November, 1905.[2]

On 1 November, 1906 Layton was appointed to Forth for command of submarines. On New Year's Day, 1909, he moved to Vulcan for more of the same.[3]

Layton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 November, 1913.[4]

Great War

Layton was appointed in command of the submarine E 13 on 2 September, 1914.[5] The submarine was lost when it ran aground on the Danish coast when trying to enter the Baltic. German destroyers sunk her by gunfire in Danish territorial waters. The officers and crew were interned in Copenhagen, but Layton was able to escape to Norway on 29 October. He returned to Newcastle by the S.S. Venus, arriving around 1 November.

Layton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[6]

Post-War

In July, 1920, Layton was appointed in command of the depot ship Maidstone and of the Third Submarine Flotilla.[7]

Layton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1922.[8]

Layton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 January, 1935.[9]

Layton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 October, 1938.[10]


See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. B 7
c. late 1906[11]
Succeeded by
John B. Glencross
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. C 21
5 Jan, 1909[12] – 8 Aug, 1910[13]
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Meryon
Preceded by
John K. P. Sherlock
Captain of H.M.S. C 23
15 Aug, 1912[14][15]
Succeeded by
Harrington D. Edwards
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 13
2 Sep, 1914[16] – 19 Aug, 1915[17]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. S 1
4 Nov, 1915[18] – 15 Nov, 1916[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. K 7
15 Nov, 1916[20] – 8 Dec, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
Gilbert H. Kellett
Preceded by
Robert R. Turner
Captain of H.M.S. K 6
8 Dec, 1916[22] – Jan, 1918[23]
Succeeded by
William R. D. Crowther
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Captain of H.M.S. Maidstone
Jul, 1920[24] – 7 Jul, 1921[25]
Succeeded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
as Captain (S), Third Submarine Flotilla
Commander (S), Third Submarine Flotilla
Jul, 1920[26] – 7 Jul, 1921[27]
Succeeded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Preceded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
14 Jul, 1921[28] – 14 Apr, 1924[29]
Succeeded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Preceded by
Max K. Horton
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
15 Apr, 1924[30][31] – 31 Dec, 1924[32]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner
Preceded by
Max K. Horton
Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
15 Apr, 1924[33] – 31 Dec, 1924[34]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner
Preceded by
John F. Hutchings
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
31 Dec, 1924[35]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
Preceded by
Alister F. Beal
Deputy Director of Operations Division
8 Aug, 1927[36] – 8 Aug, 1929[37]
Succeeded by
Robert R. Turner
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
9 Jan, 1931[38] – 16 Nov, 1931[39]
Succeeded by
John H. Godfrey
Preceded by
John H. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
16 Nov, 1931[40] – 13 Jan, 1932[41]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Drew
Preceded by
Thomas F. P. Calvert
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
18 Aug, 1933[42] – 3 May, 1934[43]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Sawbridge
Preceded by
James F. Somerville
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
4 May, 1934[44] – 17 Feb, 1936[45]
Succeeded by
Harold T. C. Walker
Preceded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
as Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
23 Jul, 1938[46] – Jan, 1939[47]
Succeeded by
William J. Whitworth
Preceded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
10 Sep, 1938[48] – 20 Nov, 1939[49]
Succeeded by
John C. Tovey
Preceded by
Charles M. Forbes
Vice-Admiral Commanding, First Battle Squadron
Jan, 1939[50] – 20 Nov, 1939[51]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
?
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Eighteenth Cruiser Squadron
20 Nov, 1939[52] – 15 Jun, 1940[53]
Succeeded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
as Acting Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
10 Jul, 1940[54] – 10 Dec, 1941[55]
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas S. V. Phillips
Preceded by
Geoffrey Arbuthnot
as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet
10 Dec, 1941[56] – 1942
Succeeded by
Sir James F. Somerville

Footnotes

  1. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  2. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  3. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  4. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  6. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 805.
  8. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  9. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  10. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  11. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 395a.
  13. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  14. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 395a.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  17. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  18. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  19. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  20. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  21. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  22. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  23. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 805.
  25. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 805.
  27. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  28. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  29. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  30. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 227.
  32. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 227.
  34. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 233.
  36. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  37. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  38. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  39. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  40. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  41. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  42. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  43. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  44. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  45. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  46. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  47. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  48. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  49. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  50. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  51. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  52. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  53. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  54. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  55. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  56. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.