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][9] – 1900[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Osprey
early 1900[11] – 12 Jun, 1900[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Fervent
12 Jun, 1900[13] – 4 Sep, 1900[14]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. France-Hayhurst
Preceded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Opossum
16 Aug, 1900[15] – 1 Oct, 1900[16]
Succeeded by
William A. Barkley
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Karakatta
24 Nov, 1900[17] – 29 Apr, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George S. Q. Carr
Captain of H.M.S. Circe
30 Jun, 1904[19][20] – 1 Sep, 1906[21]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Mansel
Preceded by
Basil H. Fanshawe
as Naval Officer in Charge, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
Officer in Charge, H.M. Naval Establishment, Bermuda
1 Jul, 1911[22] – 15 Jun, 1914[23]
Succeeded by
Morgan Singer
as Admiral-Superintendent, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Orotava
23 Nov, 1914[24][25] – 11 Nov, 1916[26]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. Hughes
Preceded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Columbella
29 Jun, 1917[27][28] – Apr, 1919[29]
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. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 298.
  10. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  11. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  12. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  13. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  14. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  15. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  16. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 275a.
  18. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  19. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  20. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 294.
  21. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  22. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  23. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  24. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396h.
  26. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  27. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 991.
  29. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.