John Domvile Auchmuty Musters

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Captain John Domvile Auchmuty Musters, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (10 December, 1892 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of retired Captain J. G. Musters, R.N..

Musters was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1915[1]

On 9 August, 1915, admitted to hospital in Alexandria with a gunshot wound to his foot.

Musters was captain of the submarine C 4 on 28 October, 1917 when she hit UC 17 with a dud torpedo and on 27 March, 1918, when she did the same to UB 57.[2]

Post-War

On 14 August, 1920, Musters was appointed in command of the submarine L 21.[3]

Musters was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1923.

Musters was promoted to the rank of Commander on 39 June, 1929.

World War II

Musters was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 10 December, 1942.

A Court Martial conviction date 21 August, 1944 on charges originally under Section 28 of N. D. Act but altered to Section 43 caused all his seniority as a captain to be forfeited, altering his seniority to 21 August, 1944. He was severely reprimanded and dismissed Eaglet.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alfred E. Whitehouse
Captain of H.M.S. C 4
27 Jul, 1917 – 31 May, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Claud B. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. D 4
31 May, 1918 – 31 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of S.M.S. UC 95
31 Dec, 1918 – 6 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 31
6 Jan, 1919[4] – 14 Aug, 1920
Succeeded by
Henry P. K. Oram
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. L 21
14 Aug, 1920[5] – Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Frank P. Busbridge
Preceded by
Henry K. B. Mitchell
Captain of H.M.S. H 22
17 Jun, 1923[6] – 8 Sep, 1924
Succeeded by
Geoffrey M. K. Keble-White
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter S. Carson
Captain of H.M.S. L 54
12 Sep, 1924 – 20 Nov, 1926
Succeeded by
Alistair S. Cumming
Preceded by
James L. Boyd
Captain of H.M.S. M 2
22 Jan, 1927 – 14 May, 1929
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frank P. Busbridge
Captain of H.M.S. Adamant
c. late 1929 – 9 Feb, 1931
Succeeded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Preceded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
1 Oct, 1929 – c. 11 Nov, 1929[Inference]
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Andrew L. Besant
Captain of H.M.S. X1
1 Mar, 1933 – 8 Dec, 1933
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward N. Syfret
Captain of H.M.S. Caradoc
Jul, 1934 – 13 May, 1936
Succeeded by
Noel H. Beaver
Preceded by
Irving M. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
19 Jul, 1936 – 3 Nov, 1936
Succeeded by
Walter N. T. Beckett
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
4 Nov, 1936 – 8 Jul, 1938
Succeeded by
Frederick R. M. Johnson
Preceded by
George R. I. Irving
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
8 Jul, 1938 – c. Sep, 1938
Succeeded by
John D. A. Musters
Preceded by
Arthur H. S. Casswell
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
21 Sep, 1938 – 30 Sep, 1938
Succeeded by
John D. A. Musters
Preceded by
John D. A. Musters
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
1 Oct, 1938 – 16 Oct, 1938
Succeeded by
Newton J. W. William-Powlett
Preceded by
John D. A. Musters
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
17 Oct, 1938 – 4 Apr, 1939
Succeeded by
Edmund G. Abbott

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 136.
  2. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 14.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 782a.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 243.