Max Kennedy Horton

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Admiral SIR Max Kennedy Horton, G.C.B., D.S.O, R.N. (29 November, 1893 – 30 July, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Horton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1905.[1]

Horton was appointed in command of the submarine D 6 on 31 August, 1912.[2]

Horton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1913.[3]

Horton was appointed in command of the submarine E 9 on 11 March, 1914.[4]

Great War

In E9, Horton torpedoed the German Template:DE-Hela six miles from Heligoland on 13 September, 1914 with two hits amidships. In October, he sank the German torpedo boat S 116 near the mouth of the Ems.

Horton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.

Post-War

Horton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[5] In March, 1922, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Conquest.

Horton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 17 October, 1932.[6]

Horton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 19 August, 1936.[7]

World War II

Horton was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 3 January, 1941.[8]

Horton died of a coronary thrombosis.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. C 8
before Oct, 1908[10] – 18 Jan, 1910[11]
Succeeded by
John R. G. Moncreiffe
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. D 6
31 Aug, 1912[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Jameson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 9
11 Mar, 1914[13][14] – Dec, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. J 6
17 Jan, 1916[16] – 14 Nov, 1917[17]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Warburton
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
Jul, 1920[18]
Succeeded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
14 Mar, 1922[19]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
14 Mar, 1922[20]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
Edward B. S. Bingham
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
30 Nov, 1930[21] – Nov, 1932[22]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Turle
Preceded by
John K. im Thurn
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron
18 Jul, 1935[23] – 1 Nov, 1936[24]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Reserve Fleet
26 Jul, 1937[25] – 26 Jul, 1939[26]
Succeeded by
Command Disbanded until 1944
Preceded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
as Senior Naval Officer, Northern Patrol
Vice-Admiral, Northern Patrol
? – 20 Dec, 1939[27]
Succeeded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Preceded by
Bertram C. Watson
Rear-Admiral (S)
1940 – 1942
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry

Footnotes

  1. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  3. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  5. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  6. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  7. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  8. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  9. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 385.
  11. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  13. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  15. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  16. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  17. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 760.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 741.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 741.
  21. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  22. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  23. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  24. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  25. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  26. Horton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/317. f. 6.
  27. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/94. ff. 220, 221.