Oliver Elles Leggett

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Vice-Admiral Oliver Elles Leggett, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (10 May, 1876 – 18 March, 1946) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Leggett was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 15 November, 1895.[1]

Leggett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[2]

He was appointed to Orion as Commander (N) dated 2 July, 1911.[3]

Great War

On 30 June, 1915, Leggett was promoted to the rank of Captain.[4]

Post-War

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1919.[5]

He was appointed Captain of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 30 November, 1920.[6]

In January, 1923, Leggett began a 20 month stint as captain of Thunderer.

Leggett was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 April, 1931.[7]

Bibliography

  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.
  • "Vice-Admiral O. E. Leggett" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 19 March, 1946. Issue 50404, col E, pg. 6.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Master of the Fleet
1915
Succeeded by
Arthur C. Strutt
Preceded by
H. Ralph Crooke
Captain of H.M.S. Caroline
23 Mar, 1917[8] – 8 Jan, 1919[9][10]
Succeeded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Preceded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Captain of H.M.S. New Zealand
11 Feb, 1919[11]
Succeeded by
Hartley R. G. Moore
Preceded by
Arthur C. S. H. D'Aeth
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
30 Nov, 1920[12]
Succeeded by
Harold O. Reinold
Preceded by
Colin Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
2 Jan, 1923[13] – Aug, 1924[Inference]
Succeeded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Preceded by
Cyril S. Townsend
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
26 Aug, 1924[14] – 10 Jul, 1926
Succeeded by
Gilbert O. Stephenson
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26787. p. 5724. 20 October, 1896.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  3. "Naval Appointments and Retirements" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 July, 1911. Issue 39634, col C, p. 15.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 29214. p. 6438. 2 July, 1915.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31379. p. 7045. 3 June, 1919.
  6. Schofield. p. 192.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 33706. p. 2332. 10 April, 1931.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 753.
  11. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 852.
  12. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 274.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 282.