Hamilton Edward Snepp

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Commander Hamilton Edward Snepp (10 November, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Snepp was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1900.[1]

In 1910, Snepp applied for submarine service, but he never received an appointment for training. In 1912, while serving in the destroyer depot ship St. George, he qualified for duty in torpedo boats. He had to wait until 13 August, 1913 before being appointed to Saracen as first officer. On 28 March, 1914, he was appointed to the Acasta Class destroyer Unity to serve in the same capacity.[2]

Great War

Snepp was in Unity when she rallied as one of seven Fourth Destroyer Flotilla destroyers to resist the Scarborough Raid of 16 December, 1914. Snepp was removed from Unity by Captain (D) Charles John Wintour five days after the action, as Snepp was suffering from nervous strain in the wake of the battle. He was found fit on 13 January, 1915. His next several appointments seem chosen to keep a relapse from occurring, being first in Terrible for navigational purposes and then for special service from President and then Queen Victoria where he would be for 15 months.[3]

Snepp returned to the sea when appointed to Ribble in May, 1916. On 25 September, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Arno.

Snepp was appointed in command of the destroyer Noble on 18 May, 1918.

Post-War

Snepp was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1919.[4]

On 5 June, 1920, Snepp was appointed in command of the destroyer Turquoise.

Snepp was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1925.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Ribble
9 May, 1916[6] – 24 Sep, 1916[7]
Succeeded by
Harold P. Keeley
Preceded by
Kenneth F. Sworder
Captain of H.M.S. Arno
25 Sep, 1916[8] – 26 Jul, 1917[9]
Succeeded by
Valentine A. Raleigh
Preceded by
John O. Barron
Captain of H.M.S. Onslaught
Dec, 1917[10] – 17 May, 1918[11]
Succeeded by
Kenneth H. Grant
Preceded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Captain of H.M.S. Noble
18 May, 1918[12][13] – 10 Feb, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M.S. Radstock
11 Feb, 1919[15][16] – Aug, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
Horace Walker
Preceded by
Basil W. L. Owen
Captain of H.M.S. Tactician
Aug, 1919[18] – Sep, 1919[19]
Succeeded by
Ralph Neville
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Turbulent
Sep, 1919[20] – 4 Jun, 1920[21]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Yonge
Preceded by
Philip A. Heyder
Captain of H.M.S. Turquoise
5 Jun, 1920[22][23] – 13 Jul, 1921[24]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Desmond Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Woolston
14 Jul, 1921[25] – 27 Sep, 1923[26]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Preceded by
John M. Porter
Captain of H.M.S. Verdun
12 Dec, 1923[27][28] – 2 Dec, 1924[29]
Succeeded by
Herbert Owen
Preceded by
Patrick W. R. Weir
Captain of H.M.S. Vortigern
3 Dec, 1924[30][31] – 21 Dec, 1925[32]
Succeeded by
Charles W. T. V. S. Lepper
Preceded by
Reginald Nash
Captain of H.M.S. Thracian
7 Jan, 1927[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Lancelot G. Ingham
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
? – 13 May, 1935[34]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith

Footnotes

  1. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  2. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  3. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  4. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  5. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 397i.
  7. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  8. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  9. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  10. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  11. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  12. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 853.
  14. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  15. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 889.
  17. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  18. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  19. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  20. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  21. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  22. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 878.
  24. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  25. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  26. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  27. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 280.
  29. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 285.
  31. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  32. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 274.
  34. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.