Reginald Nash

From The Dreadnought Project
Revision as of 17:28, 3 October 2017 by FredBot (Talk | contribs) (Update appts)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Commander (retired) Reginald Nash, D.S.C. (20 August, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Gloucester, the son of G. E. Nash, Esq..

Nash gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia and receiving his first naval appointment to the armoured cruiser Leviathan on 15 January, 1906.[1]

Nash was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1911.[2]

On 15 December, 1913, Nash was appointed first Lieutenant in the Acheron Class destroyer Badger.

Great War

Nash served in Badger until being appointed to Beaver on 18 May, 1915. This posting proved transitional, as he was sent briefly to Victory in mid-September and then appointed on 24 September to take command of the "C" Class destroyer Leopard.[3]

D.S.C. gazetted 22 June, 1917.

Nash was appointed in command of the destroyer Speedy on 5 July, 1918.[4]

Nash was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1919.[5]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Vendetta in August, 1920.[6]

On 10 May 1927, Nash was appointed to Harebell, additional, for command of the tank vessel H.M.S. Colne. He was superseded on 13 May, 1929.[7]

Nash was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 20 August, 1932.[8]

World War II

Nash's mobilisation was to be delayed one month on account of his role as sole proprietor of a pig farm under contract to the Pig Marketing Board.

Nash was appointed in command of the yacht Surprise on 3 January, 1940. A later appointment in succession to Bradyll is illegible due to a torn page. Another appointment had him with Proserpine, additional, as an Assistant Chief of Staff, vice Heath.

In July 1943, Nash was reverted to the Retired List on compassionate grounds. Details of his service were forwarded in 1946 to support his application for war medals.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Vernon S. Butler
Captain of H.M.S. Leopard
24 Sep, 1915[10][11] – 26 Sep, 1916[12]
Succeeded by
George Mascull
Preceded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Ambuscade
18 Oct, 1916[13] – 5 Nov, 1917[14]
Succeeded by
Maxwell A. C. Ritter
Preceded by
Guy P. Bowles
Captain of H.M.S. Nereus
5 Nov, 1917[15] – 6 Feb, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
Humphrey M. Robson
Preceded by
Philip A. Heyder
Captain of H.M.S. Lookout
6 Feb, 1918[17] – 15 Feb, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
Maxwell A. C. Ritter
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Speedy
5 Jul, 1918[19][20] – 21 Jan, 1919[21]
Succeeded by
Hubert H. de Burgh
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Turquoise
1 Mar, 1919[22] – 23 Apr, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
George A. Scott
Preceded by
John M. Porter
Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
23 Apr, 1919[24][25] – 23 Jul, 1920[26]
Succeeded by
Harold S. Gillett
Preceded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Vendetta
23 Jul, 1920[27] – 25 Nov, 1921[28]
Succeeded by
Hugh E. Raymond
Preceded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Captain of H.M.S. Venetia
1 Jan, 1924[29][30] – Dec, 1925[31]
Succeeded by
Ivan B. Colvin
Preceded by
Charlie F. Bush
Captain of H.M.S. Thracian
31 May, 1926[32] – 14 Jan, 1927[33]
Succeeded by
Hamilton E. Snepp

Footnotes

  1. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  2. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  3. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 910.
  5. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  7. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  8. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  9. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  10. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 395uu.
  12. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  13. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  14. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  15. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  16. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  17. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  18. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  19. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 910.
  21. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  22. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  23. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  24. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1920). p. 878. Erroneously listed as 1917 in most Navy Lists, but correct as 1919 in first appearance in June, 1919.
  26. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  27. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  28. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  29. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 279.
  31. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  32. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  33. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.