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Bethune was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 30 June, 1882.
 
Bethune was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 30 June, 1882.
  
Bethune was placed on the Retired List with permission to assume the rank of {{CommRN}} on 17 February, 1903.  He did not simplty retired, however.  Instead, he signed up for a gunnery course at Portsmouth in March 1903.  On 11 December 1903, he was appointed Lieutenant Instructor of the Bristol Division of the {{RNVR}}.  Onb 21 June 1904, he was appointed Commander Instructor, being superseded on 31 March, 1908.
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Bethune was placed on the Retired List with permission to assume the rank of {{CommRN}} on 17 February, 1903.  He did not simply retire, however.  Instead, he signed up for a gunnery course at Portsmouth in March 1903.  On 11 December 1903, he was appointed Lieutenant Instructor of the Bristol Division of the {{RNVR}}.  On 21 June 1904, he was appointed Commander Instructor, being superseded on 31 March, 1908.
  
 
Bethune was found largely to blame in the loss of {{UK-Caribbean}} on 26 September 1915.
 
Bethune was found largely to blame in the loss of {{UK-Caribbean}} on 26 September 1915.
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Latest revision as of 14:31, 14 August 2018

Captain (retired) Henry Leonard Bethune, C.B.E. (17 October, 1858 – 24 May, 1939) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bethune was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1882.

Bethune was placed on the Retired List with permission to assume the rank of Commander on 17 February, 1903. He did not simply retire, however. Instead, he signed up for a gunnery course at Portsmouth in March 1903. On 11 December 1903, he was appointed Lieutenant Instructor of the Bristol Division of the R.N.V.R.. On 21 June 1904, he was appointed Commander Instructor, being superseded on 31 March, 1908.

Bethune was found largely to blame in the loss of Caribbean on 26 September 1915.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Victorious on 23 November, 1915.[1]

Post-War

Bethune was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 11 November, 1918.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick H. Eagles
Captain of H.M.S. Spanker
27 Jan, 1897[2] – 3 Aug, 1899
Succeeded by
Harry E. F. Worthington
Preceded by
Frederic H. Walter
Captain of H.M.S. Caribbean
12 Aug, 1915 – 26 Sep, 1915
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Rowland Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
23 Nov, 1915[3] – 7 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Charles Tibbits
Preceded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
as Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious II
mid 1918
Succeeded by
John B. Sparks
as Captain of H.M.S. Prince George

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398u.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 297.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398u.