Harold Ernest Sulivan

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Captain Harold Ernest Sulivan, D.S.O., (15 June, 1876 – 30 August, 1946) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Sulivan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1898.[1]

While serving in Dido, on 3 November, 1899 he injured his left knee and had to return the England to obtain treatment in Haslar Hospital.[2]

In 1901, the Vice-Admiral of the Channel Squadron logged Sulivan as being responsible for the lost of the pinnace of H.M.S. Repulse through "neglect of duty."[3]

Sulivan was appointed in command of the destroyer Dee on 27 October, 1904.[4] This first command would be unusually long, lasting nearly six years.[5]

Sulivan was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1911.[6]

Sulivan was appointed in command of the destroyer Martin on 2 January, 1913.[7]

Great War

He commanded the flotilla leader Kempenfelt at the Battle of Jutland, where she was the divisional leader in the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

He was mentioned in despatches on 15 September, 1916 for his leadership at Jutland, "as 2nd in Cd of Flotilla he manoeuvred his half very ably & at night when Castor could make no signals owing to damage by gun-fire, he very ably turned his half flotilla & kept clear of first half flotilla manoeuvring.".[9]

Sulivan was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.[10]

On 1 July, 1918, Sulivan was appointed in command of the depot ship Woolwich.[11]

Post-War

Sulivan was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curlew in June, 1921.

He was placed on the Retired List on 19 October, 1922 upon the expiration of his foreign service leave.[12]

Sulivan died of jaundice.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederic W. Dean
Captain of H.M.S. Dee
27 Oct, 1904[13][14] – 28 Jul, 1910[15]
Succeeded by
F. Burges Watson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Scourge
27 Aug, 1910[16][17] – 1 Aug, 1911[18]
Succeeded by
George L. D. Gibbs
Preceded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Captain of H.M.S. Martin
2 Jan, 1913[19][20] – 25 Jul, 1915[21]
Succeeded by
Claud F. Allsup
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
25 Jul, 1915[22] – 21 Aug, 1915[23]
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
Walter L. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Kempenfelt
21 Aug, 1915[24][25] – 19 Jul, 1917[26]
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Preceded by
Henry P. V. Hickman
Captain of H.M.S. Leander
15 Aug, 1917[27][28] – 1 Jul, 1918[29]
Succeeded by
Francis A. Clutterbuck
Preceded by
Francis G. St. John
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
15 Aug, 1917[30][31] – 1 Mar, 1919[32]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Preceded by
Apsley D. M. Cherry
Captain of H.M.S. Woolwich
1 Jul, 1918[33][34] – 13 Jan, 1920[35]
Succeeded by
Denis G. Thynne
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Twenty-first Destroyer Flotilla
before Nov, 1918[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
William M. James
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
10 Jan, 1921[36] – 15 Jan, 1921[37]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Preceded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
24 Jun, 1921[38]c. Sep, 1922[39]
Succeeded by
L. Stanley Holbrook

Footnotes

  1. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  2. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  3. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 299.
  5. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  6. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 355.
  8. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  9. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  10. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945.
  12. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  13. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 299.
  15. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  16. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 373. 26 August given here.
  18. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  19. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395t.
  21. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  22. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  23. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  24. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395q.
  26. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  27. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395a.
  29. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  30. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395a.
  32. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  33. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  34. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945.
  35. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  36. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  37. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  38. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  39. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.