Mark Singleton

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Mark Singleton, D.S.O. ( – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On June 3, 1915, Singleton commanded gunboat Shaitan and effected the retreat of 2,000 Turks from Amara and the capture of a further 250 by expending a mere three shells and "a display of cool audacity which even the Royal Navy would find hard to equal." This performance would earn Singleton his D.S.O..[1]

Commanded the gunboat Shaitan near Kut.[2]

Singleton was appointed in command of the destroyer Patrician on 29 March, 1918.[3]

He was appointed in command of the submarine Splendid on 8 May, 1920.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Stonefly
26 Feb, 1916[5]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Francis G. Glossop
Captain of H.M.S. Patrician
29 Mar, 1918[6]
Succeeded by
George C. Jones
Preceded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Captain of H.M.S. Skilful
1 Oct, 1919[7]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert H. Heath-Caldwell
Preceded by
Henry D. C. Stanistreet
Captain of H.M.S. Splendid
8 May, 1920[8]
Succeeded by
Eric P. Vivian


  1. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 21.
  2. Naval Operations. Volume III. pp. 190, 194.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398a.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 908.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.