John Ignatius Hallett

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Captain (retired) John Ignatius Hallett, D.S.O., R.N. (24 June, 1886 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hallett was acquitted on a charge of being drunk on shore by a Court Martial on 15 May, 1907.[1]

Hallett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1907.[2]

Hallett proposed a new type of torpedo director around 1910, which eventually came to be referred to as Hallett's Director.[3]

Hallett was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 36 on 9 January, 1912.[4]

His torpedo director was tried at sea and rejected by the Royal Navy's Torpedo School in 1914.[5][6]

Great War

Hallett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1915.[7]

On 24 January, 1916, seemingly in his new command appointment in Talisman, Hallett failed to follow up on a search for a submarine and the Commander-in-Chief recommended that he be removed. The Admiralty disagree with this course in light of Hallett's previous record and admonished him to try harder in future. Hallett seemingly took this second chance seriously, and was commended for his zeal in pursuing submarines on 21 February, 25 May and the night of 25-6 June, 1917. It was this last attack for which he was awarded a D.S.O..[8]

Hallett was appointed to Implacable for command of the trawler Joseph Connell on 5 August, 1918. He left her on 3 February, 1919 when he was appointed to command the patrol boat P17.[9]

Hallett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.[10]

In December, 1926 he was urged to be more cautious after a collision between Newark and Burslem. In August, 1927 there was an additional accident with Simoom on entering Albert Harbour in Greenock. Gentle admonition was the result.[11]

Hallett was promoted to the rank of Captain on 23 June, 1932 and placed on the Retired List the next day at his own request.[12]

World War II

He was appointed in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Cormorin from 14 September, 1939 to 6 April, 1941.[Citation needed]

Called up for Special Service, vice Harrison-Wallace on 7 July, 1941 and granted the rank of Captain while in the appointment.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Claude L. Bate
Captain of H.M. T.B. 057
9 Jun, 1909[14][15] – 9 Jan, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
William H. J. Parkin
Preceded by
James R. M. M. Crichton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 36
9 Jan, 1912[17][18] – 1 Jul, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
Paul Whitfield
Captain of H.M.S. Tigress
28 May, 1915[20] – 23 Jun, 1915[21]
Succeeded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key
Preceded by
William O. Hozier
Captain of H.M.S. Nubian
23 Jun, 1915[22] – 19 Jan, 1916[23]
Succeeded by
Montague R. Bernard
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Talisman
19 Jan, 1916[24] – 19 Nov, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
Edward M. C. Rutherfoord
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Auricula
19 Nov, 1917[26] – 5 Aug, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Harold W. Fawcett
Preceded by
William A. Willock
Captain of H.M.S. P17
3 Feb, 1919[28] – 15 Jul, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Patrick W. R. Weir
Captain of H.M.S. P35
15 Jul, 1919[30] – 8 Oct, 1919[31]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Lionel G. Foote
Captain of H.M.S. Taurus
8 Oct, 1919[32][33] – 13 Nov, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Tourmaline
13 Nov, 1919[35] – 28 Nov, 1919[36]
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wivern
28 Nov, 1919[37] – 13 Jul, 1920[38]
Succeeded by
Ralph G. H. Izat
Preceded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
3 Jan, 1924[39] – 28 Aug, 1924[40]
Succeeded by
Claude L. Bate
Preceded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Captain of H.M.S. Leamington
21 Jul, 1925[41]c. early 1927[42]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles E. G. Worthington
Captain of H.M.S. Pangbourne
c. early 1927[43] – 25 Jul, 1927[44]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey J. A. Miles
Preceded by
Vernon S. Butler
Captain of H.M.S. Enchantress
16 Dec, 1930[45] – 21 Dec, 1931[46]
Succeeded by
John Brooke

Footnotes

  1. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  2. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  3. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1911. pp. 44.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  5. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1914. p. 30.
  7. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  8. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  9. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  10. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  11. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  12. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  13. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  14. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 401.
  16. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  17. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  19. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  20. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  21. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  22. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  23. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  24. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  25. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  26. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  27. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  28. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  29. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  30. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  31. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  32. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  33. The Navy List. (November, 1919). p. 915.
  34. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  35. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  36. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  37. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  38. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 277.
  40. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  41. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  42. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  43. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  44. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  45. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  46. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.