Henry William Urquhart McCall

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Admiral (retired) SIR Henry William Urquhart McCall, K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (11 June, 1895 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of retired coffee planter H. J. McCall, Esq. passed out of the Training Establishment on 15 January, 1913 and was appointed to the second class protected cruiser Hyacinth on the Cape of Good Hope Station, where he remained until 19 July, 1915.[1]

McCall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1917.[2]

McCall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1925.[3]

McCall was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1931.[4]

McCall was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1937.[5]

World War II

McCall commanded Dido vice Dangerfield from 22 September, 1940 to 1 February, 1943.[6]

McCall commanded Howe vice Shaw-Hamilton from 2 February, 1944 to 13 February, 1946, holding the acting rank of Commodore, First Class.[7]

McCall was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 July, 1946.[8]

McCall was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 May, 1950.[9]

McCall was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Admiral on 15 September, 1953.[10]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles G. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Woolston
18 Feb, 1931[11] – 5 Jul, 1931[12]
Succeeded by
Meredith S. Spalding
Preceded by
Colin J. L. Bittleston
Captain of H.M.S. Achates
18 Oct, 1932[13][14] – 31 Oct, 1934
Succeeded by
Patrick A. Trier
Preceded by
Charles L. Backhouse
Naval Attaché to Buenos Aires
12 Nov, 1935[15] – 24 Apr, 1940[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Forster
Preceded by
Reginald C. Haskett-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
1 Feb, 1943[17][18] – 4 Feb, 1943
Succeeded by
Reginald C. Haskett-Smith

Footnotes

  1. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  2. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  3. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  4. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  5. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  6. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  7. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  8. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  9. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  10. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  11. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  12. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  13. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 213.
  15. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  16. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  17. McCall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/141. f. 141.
  18. Uboat.net page on the ship.