Godfrey Edwin Corbett

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Captain (retired) Godfrey Edwin Corbett, C.B.E., R.N. (1 July, 1871 – 5 June, 1929) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Corbett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in November, 1892.[1]

In mid 1905, Corbett was thanked for inventing a "submarine kite", though it was not accepted for use.[2]

Corbett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1906.[3]

Corbett was appointed in command of an illegible ship, and as Flag Commander, on 7 January, 1911. This ceased on 11 April, 1911.[4]

In February 1913, Corbett was blamed for damage that Melpomene incurred while being undocked.[5]

Corbett was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 3 July, 1915.[6]

Post-War

Corbett was promoted to the rank of Captain on 24 August, 1919.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles Tibbits
Captain of H.M.S. Shark
4 Sep, 1899[8]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Karakatta
24 Nov, 1900[9] – Jan, 1904[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George S. Q. Carr
Captain of H.M.S. Circe
30 Jun, 1904[11]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Mansel
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Orotava
23 Nov, 1914[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Columbella
29 Jun, 1917[13]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  2. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  3. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  4. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  5. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  6. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  7. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 298.
  9. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 275a.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 335.
  11. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 294.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396h.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 991.

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