Gerald Louis Saurin

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Commander Gerald Louis Saurin, (13 October, 1880 – 8 April, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a Colonel M. Saurin, Gerald Saurin placed first of sixty successful candidates following examinations held on 12 June and successive days and received a naval cadetship for the July 1894 term at H.M.S. Britannia.[1]

Saurin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 6 November, 1901.

Saurin was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 August, 1912. He retired 8 April, 1913.

Appointed in command of the gunboat Excellent from 4 May, 1915 to 27 October, 1916, Saurin participated in the bombardment of the Belgian coast from August to November 1915.

A promotion to Captain (retired) dated 11 November 1918 was cancelled at Saurin's own request, oddly.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of H.M. T.B. 71
10 Jul, 1900
Succeeded by
Harold N. Watson


  1. "Cadetships In The Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 13, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34315.