Harold Francis Beckham Handley

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Captain (retired) Harold Francis Beckham Handley (19 July, 1887 – 9 January, 1954) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Handley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1909.

Handley was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 035 in October, 1912.[1]

On 13 August, 1914, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Virago.[2]

Handley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1917.

In 1918, Handley was appointed in command of the gunboat Gnat.[3]

Handley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1922.

Handley was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 25 August, 1933.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James A. Fergusson
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
Captain of H.M. T.B. 035
Oct, 1912[4]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Connolly
Preceded by
Edye K. Boddam-Whetham
Captain of H.M.S. Virago
13 Aug, 1914[5] – Jul, 1915
Succeeded by
Somerville P. B. Russell
Preceded by
Evelyn H. B. L. Scrivener
Captain of H.M.S. Gnat
27 Nov, 1917 – 3 Dec, 1917
Succeeded by
Evelyn H. B. L. Scrivener
Preceded by
Christopher J. F. Eddis
Captain of H.M.S. Tarantula
2 Dec, 1917 – 22 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Frank N. Stagg
Preceded by
Hugh B. Robinson
Captain of H.M.S. Magnolia
14 Mar, 1926 – 12 Apr, 1928
Succeeded by
Arthur E. Buckland

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 385.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 803.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 385.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399b.