Reginald Arthur Norton

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Captain (retired) Reginald Arthur Norton (28 October, 1873 – 13 March, 1939) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of R. Norton, Esq., M.P..

Norton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1895.

Norton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1907.

Acting Captain Norton was faced with a shell room fire aboard Caronia on 26 October 1915. The Admiralty expressed its appreciation of Norton's "conduct on that occasion (he put the fire out by sitting on it)." The Board stated that this should be brought up when he was next considered for promotion.

Post-War

Norton was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 28 November, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Murray MacG. Lockhart
Captain of H.M.S. Cynthia
25 Sep, 1900 – 5 Nov, 1900
Succeeded by
Ernest S. Carey
Preceded by
Charles Tibbits
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
5 Nov, 1900[1] – 28 Feb, 1901
Succeeded by
Basil A. Austen
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Sturgeon
29 Nov, 1901[2] – 16 Apr, 1902
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Preceded by
William D. Church
Captain of H.M.S. Ranger
16 Apr, 1902 – 1902
Succeeded by
Spencer R. S. Richards
Preceded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Ocean
1910 – 2 Jan, 1911
Succeeded by
Charles R. Curtis
Preceded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Captain of H.M.S. Ocean
Apr, 1913 – 10 May, 1913
Succeeded by
Harold Escombe
Preceded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Captain of H.M.S. Hogue
19 Sep, 1913 – Aug, 1914[Inference]
Succeeded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Preceded by
F. Shirley Litchfield
Captain of H.M.S. Caronia
9 Apr, 1915[3] – 9 Aug, 1916
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Victor G. Gurner
Captain of H.M.S. Laurentic
9 Aug, 1916[4] – 25 Jan, 1917[5]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Alexander Lowndes
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
?
Succeeded by
Victor G. Gurner

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 241.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 304.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401h.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401p.
  5. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 78.