John Ernest Phayre

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Commander (retired) John Ernest Phayre, R.N. (14 May, 1892 – 23 November, 1953) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Lieutenant Colonel R. Phayre, retired, John Phayre entered the Navy through the Training Establishment, passing out on 15 May, 1909 and being appointed to the pre-dreadnought battleship Britannia. He spent sixteen months in her before being appointed briefly in Patrol, Invincible, Defence and Indomitable before finally being sent back to Invincible on 14 November, 1911.[1]

Phayre was appointed to Goshawk as Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 18 June, 1912. In January, 1914 he was sent to join the light cruiser Weymouth, leaving her when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1914.[2]

Phayre was appointed in command of the destroyer Teviot on 3 October, 1917. Curiously, his service record identifies the ship as Terror, but this is contradicted by Navy Lists and by the service record of Charles William Bruton.

Phayre was appointed in command of the destroyer Mischief on 10 August, 1918.[3]

Post-War

An appointment in command of Tumult in late November, 1922[4] was cancelled in favour of Tomahawk.[5]

Phayre was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1922.[6]

Phayre was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit with the rank of Commander on 20 December, 1933.[7]

World War II

Phayre was mobilised on 28 September, 1938. In 1940, he fell ill and was admitted to Haslar to investigate myocarditis. He was placed on the Retired List on 12 October.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George L. M. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Teviot
3 Oct, 1917[9][10] – 10 Aug, 1918[11]
Succeeded by
Donald C. Brock
Preceded by
Arthur R. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Mischief
10 Aug, 1918[12][13] – 21 Mar, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Richard C. A. Littleton
Preceded by
John N. Shipton
Captain of H.M.S. Milbrook
21 Mar, 1919[15][16] – 1 Oct, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Tara
29 Dec, 1921[18] – 30 Nov, 1922[19]
Succeeded by
Francis A. Trepess
Preceded by
Ernest R. Archer
Captain of H.M.S. Tomahawk
30 Nov, 1922[20] – 21 Dec, 1923[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry E. Horan
Captain of H.M.S. Wolsey
9 Feb, 1924[22] – Jul, 1924[23][24]
Succeeded by
John D. Harvey
Preceded by
Edward T. W. Church
Captain of H.M.S. Whitshed
Jul, 1924[25][26] – 1 Apr, 1926[27]
Succeeded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Preceded by
James Figgins
Captain of H.M.S. Badminton
14 Jul, 1926[28] – 22 Mar, 1927[29][30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Archibald Cornelius
Captain of H.M.S. Sutton
22 Mar, 1927[31][32] – 1 Jun, 1928[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles W. V. T. S. Lepper
Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
1 Jun, 1933[34][35] – 20 Dec, 1933[36]
Succeeded by
Charles W. V. T. S. Lepper

Footnotes

  1. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 374.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 847.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 824.
  5. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  6. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  7. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  8. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  9. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47. The ship is curiously named here as Terror, which is obviously wrong.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398g.
  11. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  12. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 847.
  14. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  15. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 846.
  17. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  18. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  19. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  20. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  21. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 290.
  23. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 288.
  25. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 288.
  27. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  28. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  29. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 272.
  31. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 272.
  33. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  34. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 272.
  36. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.