Henry Daniel Pridham-Wippell

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Admiral SIR Henry Daniel Pridham-Wippell, C.B., C.V.O., K.C.B. (12 August, 1985 – 2 April, 1952) was an officer in the Royal Navy who served in both World Wars.

Life & Career

Born the son of a barrister in Bromley, Kent, Pridham-Wippell gained two and a half months on passing out of Britannia in September, 1901.[1]

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1907.[2]

Pridham-Wippell was appointed in command of the destroyer Porcupine on 5 April, 1912.[3]

Pridham-Wippell was appointed to Audacious on 1 October, 1913.[4]

Great War

Pridham-Wippell survived the mining loss of Audacious on 27 October, 1914. On 25 December, he was appointed in command of a ship whose name is illegible, though it appears similar to "Bushaid".[5]

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1915.[6]

On 20 June, 1918, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Tribune.[7]

Post-War

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.[8]

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1926.[9]

Pridham-Wippell was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cairo and given the rank of Commodore, Second Class for command of the Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas. He maintained command of the flotillas when his command moved to the new Aurora on 9 November, 1937.

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 January, 1938 and subsequently superseded in command of Aurora and the destroyer formations on 20 April.[10]

World War II

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 3 January, 1941. In late March, he commanded formation of four light cruisers and three destroyers at the Battle of Cape Matapan. Late in 1941, he was fortunate to survive the sinking of Barham and was awarded the K.C.B. for gallantry and conspicuous services in the withdrawal of British forces from Greece.[11]

Pridham-Wippell was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 30 June, 1944.[12]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 4 February, 1948.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur G. Onslow
Captain of H.M. T.B. 104
14 Jul, 1909[13][14] – 10 Jun, 1910[15]
Succeeded by
Percy G. Brown
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 29
10 Jun, 1910[16] – 15 Feb, 1911[17]
Succeeded by
John O. Barron
Preceded by
John O. Barron
Captain of H.M. T.B. 20
15 Feb, 1911[18][19] – 5 Apr, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Preceded by
Cecil M. Queripel
Captain of H.M.S. Porcupine
5 Apr, 1912[21][22] – 1 Oct, 1913[23]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Hamond
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Martial
16 Sep, 1915[24]c. Oct, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Julian Harrison
Preceded by
Arthur K. Gregory
Captain of H.M.S. Minstrel
Oct, 1915[26][27] – 11 Nov, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Prichard
Preceded by
Hugh T. Prichard
Captain of H.M.S. Comet
11 Nov, 1915[29][30] – 15 May, 1918[31]
Succeeded by
Henry de B. Tupper
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Tribune
20 Jun, 1918[32][33] – Nov, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Paul Whitfield
Preceded by
Stephen St. L. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Enterprise
9 Jun, 1928[35] – 28 Sep, 1930[36]
Succeeded by
Philip E. Phillips
Preceded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
24 Apr, 1932[37] – Apr, 1933[38]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
24 Apr, 1932[39] – Apr, 1933[40]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
21 Mar, 1936[41] – 9 Nov, 1937[42]
Succeeded by
Cecil S. Sandford
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
9 Nov, 1937[43] – 20 Apr, 1938[44]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. B. Back
Preceded by
The Hon. Reginald A. R. P.-E.-E.-Drax
Rear-Admiral in the First Battle Squadron
8 May, 1940[45] – 24 Oct, 1940[46]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
24 Oct, 1940[47] – 1 Apr, 1942[48]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Vice-Admiral Commanding, First Battle Squadron
12 May, 1941[49] – 1 Apr, 1942[50]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
1 Apr, 1942[51] – 1 Aug, 1942[Inference][52]
Succeeded by
Sir Henry H. Harwood
Preceded by
Robert L. B. Cunliffe
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Dover
1 Aug, 1942[53] – 11 Jul, 1945
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ralph Leatham
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
27 Nov, 1945[54] – 1 Dec, 1947[55]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  2. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 357.
  4. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  5. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  6. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 921a.
  8. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  9. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  10. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  11. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  12. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  13. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401a.
  15. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  16. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  17. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  18. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 399.
  20. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  21. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  22. The Navy List. (September, 1913). p. 357.
  23. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  24. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  25. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  26. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  27. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396b.
  28. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  29. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392o.
  31. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  32. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 921a.
  34. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  35. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  36. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  37. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  38. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  39. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  40. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  41. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  42. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  43. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  44. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  45. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  46. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  47. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  48. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  49. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  50. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  51. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  52. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  53. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  54. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  55. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.