Percy Ralph Passawer Percival

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Captain (retired) Percy Ralph Passawer Percival, D.S.O., R.N. (13 July, 1886 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a Captain H. F. P. Percival, A.S.C., Percy was born in Vienna.[1]

Percival was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1908.[2]

Great War

Percival was appointed in command of the destroyer Mermaid on 21 April, 1914.[3]

Percival was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1916.[4]

On 24 January, 1917, Percival was appointed in command of the destroyer Morris.[5]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Romola on 11 March, 1920.[6]

Percival was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.[7]

Percival was appointed in command of the leader Broke on 21 January, 1932. There is no note in his Service Record to indicate when this appointment ended, and it might have run until he was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 28 July, 1932.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George C. Dillon
Captain of H.M.S. Mermaid
21 Apr, 1914[9]
Succeeded by
Denis Q. Fildes
Preceded by
Hugh R. Troup
Captain of H.M.S. Afridi
8 Dec, 1915[10] – early 1917
Succeeded by
Francis T. Hare
Preceded by
Edward S. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Morris
24 Jan, 1917[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clement L. Long
Captain of H.M.S. Petard
20 Mar, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward C. Thornton
Captain of H.M.S. Romola
11 Mar, 1920[13]
Succeeded by
Francis E. Wright
Preceded by
Malcolm Murray
Captain of H.M.S. Wakeful
13 Apr, 1922[14] – Jan, 1923[15][16]
Succeeded by
Ernest Beeley
Preceded by
Claude L. Bate
Captain of H.M.S. Vanquisher
? – 21 Sep, 1926[17]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Holden
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Serapis
28 Dec, 1926 – 1 Feb, 1929[18]
Succeeded by
John M. Porter

Footnotes

  1. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  2. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 356.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 88.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 849.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  7. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  8. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396a.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 391d.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 849.
  12. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 867.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 840.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 840.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 286.
  17. Superseded that day. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  18. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.

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