Herbert Francis Littledale

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Commander (emergency) Herbert Francis Littledale', R.N. (24 April, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Army Captain Henry Arthur Littledale.

Littledale was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1905.

Littledale was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 3 on 22 July, 1909.[1]

His part in a war exercise snafu in which "attacking" torpedo boats were captured before even letting loose from the jetty is described in Lionel George Dawson's book, Flotillas.[2]

On 14 March, 1912, Littledale was appointed in command of the destroyer Archer.[3]

Littledale was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1913.

He deserted on 17 June 1916 and reported that he had enlisted in the army.

Post-War

World War II

In 1939, Littledale was placed on the Emergency List with a seniority of 1 April, 1913.

Littledale was promoted to the rank of Commander (emergency) on 8 May, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Guy C. C. Royle
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
Captain of H.M. T.B. 052
3 Mar, 1908[4][5] – 22 Jul, 1909[6]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Jones
Preceded by
Reginald B. C. Hutchinson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 3
22 Jul, 1909[7][8] – 4 Mar, 1911[9]
Succeeded by
John H. Smith-Wright
Preceded by
Francis E. H. G. Hobart
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
4 Mar, 1911[10][11] – Sep, 1911[12]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Foote
Preceded by
F. Burges Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Eden
19 Sep, 1911[13] – 14 Mar, 1912[14]
Succeeded by
Henry V. Hudson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Archer
14 Mar, 1912[15][16] – 26 Nov, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Raymond J. Harris-St. John

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 400.
  2. Dawson. Flotillas. pp. 76-8.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 280.
  4. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  6. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  7. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 400.
  9. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  10. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 351.
  12. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  13. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  14. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  15. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1914). p. 275.
  17. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.