John Pollington Apps

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Commander (retired) John Pollington Apps, D.S.C. (9 February, 1897 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of B. C. Apps, Esq. transferred into the Royal Navy from the R.N.R. on 26 September 1918. He was re-appointed in the destroyer Zubian, where he had been serving since at least 6 August.[1]

Apps was appointed to the battleship Monarch in April, 1919 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 9 November, 1919.[2]

On 18 April 1920 he was appointed to Dolphin for instruction in submarines.

Apps was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 9 November, 1927.[3]

On 8 January, 1932 Apps was placed in command of Group "Y" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth, which was then three "L" class boats.[4] On 1 June, 1933, he was placed in command of a different group of submarines in reserve under H.M.S. Pigmy that I have yet to identify.[5] This assignment lasted just one month.

Later in 1933 he reverted to General Service, rather than Submarine Service. He was appointed to Effingham, additional, on 18 December, 1933.[6]

Apps was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 18 January, 1934 and promoted to the rank of Commander on 9 February, 1937.

World War II

D.S.C. for his work on Norway landings.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James G. W. Deneys
Captain of H.M.S. R 10
18 Nov, 1926[7] – 14 Dec, 1927
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Thomas Yeoman
Captain of H.M.S. L 16
16 Jun, 1930[8] – 5 Dec, 1930[9]
Succeeded by
Eric P. A. Brooks
Preceded by
Garth H. F. Owles
Captain of H.M.S. L 52
8 Jan, 1932[10] – 1 Jun, 1933
Succeeded by
Hugo M. C. Ionides
Preceded by
Thomas Yeoman
Captain of H.M.S. L 22
8 Jan, 1932[11] – 1 Jun, 1933
Succeeded by
Robert C. S. Garwood
Preceded by
Cyril J. Firth
Captain of H.M.S. L 6
8 Jan, 1932[12] – 1 Jun, 1933
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frank H. P. Maurice
Captain of H.M.S. Ross
c. Feb, 1939[13] – 5 Aug, 1940[14]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  2. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  3. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  5. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), 31 May 1933, p. 4.
  6. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 261.
  8. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  9. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  13. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.
  14. Apps Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/147/518. f. 518.