George Wyatt Edgell Naper

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Lieutenant-Commander George Wyatt Edgell Naper, R.N. ( – 24 March, 1916) was a submarine officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born at Stanley Lodge, Exmouth the son of Lieutenant-Colonel W. D. Naper.

Naper was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1906.

Naper was appointed in command of the submarine C 14 on 10 September, 1913.[1] The submarine would be lost under his command on 10 December, 1913, but would be salvaged and placed back into service – remarkably, under his command!

Naper was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1914.[2]

He was killed on 24 March, 1916 when his command, E 24 was mined in the North Sea.[3] His service record dates the loss on the 27th.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William R. D. Crowther
Captain of H.M.S. B 8
1 Jan, 1909[4] – 1 Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Henry H. G. D. Stoker
Preceded by
Claud L. Y. Dering
Captain of H.M.S. C 14
10 Sep, 1913[5] – 16 Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Thomas A. Powell
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 24
16 Oct, 1915 – 24 Mar, 1916[6]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 316.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 190.
  3. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 187.
  4. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 317.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 285.
  6. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 187.