Oswald Ernest Hallifax

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Captain (retired) Oswald Ernest Hallifax, D.S.O., R.N. (12 November, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1910.

Hallifax was in command of the submarine D 7 on 12 September, 1917 when she sank U 45 off the north tip of Ireland at 55deg 48' N, 7deg30' W..[1] This claim was certain, with two survivors being recovered.

It is possible, from his handwritten service record, that his command appointment for B 11 in May 1918 is actually of another submarine.

Post-War

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1918.

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1924.

Hallifax was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 1 November, 1935.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. B 5
13 Nov, 1915 – 4 Oct, 1916
Succeeded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Preceded by
Alfred E. Whitehouse
Captain of H.M.S. D 7
4 Oct, 1916 – 21 Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
George J. D. Tweedy
Preceded by
Claud L. Y. Dering
Captain of H.M.S. E 56
21 Nov, 1917 – 30 Mar, 1918
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Satow
Preceded by
Kenneth Michell
Captain of H.M.S. B 11
7 May, 1918 – 25 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis J. H. Dawson
Captain of H.M.S. J 7
25 Feb, 1919 – 3 Aug, 1922
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Christopher P. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. K 6
25 Sep, 1922[2] – 16 Sep, 1924
Succeeded by
Alexander B. Greig
Preceded by
James L. Boyd
Captain of H.M.S. Ross
14 Oct, 1927 – 17 Dec, 1928
Succeeded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Preceded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Lucia
12 Aug, 1930 – 3 Feb, 1931
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Preceded by
Frederick H. Taylor
as Captain (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
Commander (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
12 Aug, 1930 – 3 Feb, 1931
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
as Captain (S), Second Submarine Flotilla

Footnotes

  1. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 6.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 249.