Herbert William Wyld

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Captain Herbert William Wyld, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (4 June, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wyld was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903. In January 1904, Captain Paget would note that Wyld had demonstrated great aptitude in navigation.[1]

Wyld was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 35 on 4 August, 1909.[2]

Wyld was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.[3]

Wyld was appointed in command of the destroyer Pincher on 20 September, 1912.[4]

Wyld was admitted to Queensferry Hospital on 26 January, 1913 for a fractured rib on his left side. He was found fit on 10 February. Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla Carey evaluated him that month as having a poor physique and lacking force of character. On 6 May, 1913 he was tried by Court Martial for stranding Pincher. Default was proved and Wyld received a reprimand. Though his ship performed well in the 1913 gunlayers' tests, the new Captain (D) 3 D.F. Fox also recorded that he felt Wyld lacked power of command.[5]

On 11 April, 1915, he was commended for his zealous and efficient manner in which he had carried out transport escort duties since December, 1914. He grounded Pincher a second time during 1915 and received a lighter admonition from the Admiralty.[6]

On 15 November, 1916, Wyld was appointed in command of the destroyer Nereide.[7]

On 1 June 1917, Wyld was given fourteen days leave in England while Nereide was refitting. He would be re-appointed in command when she re-commissioned in July 1918 and serve through the end of the war.

Post-war

On 10 April, 1919, Wyld left Nereide upon her reducing to reserve. On 7 May he would be appointed to command Serene and for charge of a group of T.B.Ds.. He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.[8]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Spindrift on 21 June, 1920.[9]

Wyld was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 November, 1922.[10]

World War II

In August 1939, Wyld was appointed to the Contraband Control Service in Gibraltar.

On 1 December, 1941, he was appointed in command of Sandhurst, vice Hoare-Smith.

Wyld was promoted to the rank of Captain on 3 September, 1945.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
4 Aug, 1909[12][13] – 16 Feb, 1911[14]
Succeeded by
Spencer F. Russell
Preceded by
Charles W. J. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Nith
14 Feb, 1911[15][16] – 31 Oct, 1911[17]
Succeeded by
Owen T. H. Phillips
Preceded by
Charles G. Robinson
Captain of H.M.S. Afridi
31 Oct, 1911[18][19] – Sep, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Hubert E. Gore-Langton
Preceded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Pincher
20 Sep, 1912[21] – 15 Nov, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
Fred E. Ayers
Preceded by
William D. Irvin
Captain of H.M.S. Nereide
15 Nov, 1916[23][24] – 10 Apr, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Desmond Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Serene
7 May, 1919[26][27] – 1 Oct, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby
Preceded by
Evelyn H. B. L. Scrivener
Captain of H.M.S. Scythe
9 Feb, 1920[29] – 21 Jun, 1920[30]
Succeeded by
Alban Knubley
Preceded by
Ralph Neville
Captain of H.M.S. Spindrift
21 Jun, 1920[31][32] – 9 Feb, 1922[33]
Succeeded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Preceded by
Gerald W. Hoare-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Sandhurst
1 Dec, 1941[34] – 1945[35]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  3. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 371.
  5. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  6. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  8. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  10. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  11. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  12. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  14. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  15. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  17. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  18. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 274.
  20. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396n.
  22. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  23. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  25. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  26. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  27. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 906.
  28. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  29. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  30. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  31. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  33. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  34. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  35. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.