John Norman Benbow

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Commander (retired) John Norman Benbow, O.B.E. (2 August, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Simla, India the son of Major J. E. Benbow.

Benbow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1905.[1]

Benbow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1913.

Benbow was appointed in command of the destroyer Thorn on 6 January, 1914.[2]

On 3 August, 1914, Benbow was appointed in command of the destroyer Laverock.[3]

Post-War

Benbow was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 5 August, 1920.

Benbow was promoted to the rank of Commander on the Retired List on 2 August, 1923.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Clive Phillipps-Wolley
Captain of H.M.S. Thorn
6 Jan, 1914[4] – 3 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
William O. Hozier
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Laverock
3 Aug, 1914[5] – 4 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Colin A. G. Hutchinson
Preceded by
Frank Casson
Captain of H.M.S. Hambledon
Jan, 1919[6] – 27 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Basil R. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Sherborne
27 Oct, 1919 – 1 Feb, 1920
Succeeded by
Charles C. Bell

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 6.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 383.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 346.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 383.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395j.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 807.