Reginald Vesey Holt

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Vice-Admiral Reginald Vesey Holt, C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O. (26 May, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Holt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1906, being appointed to the destroyer Hart on the China Station that day in lieu of a Sublieutenant. He was invalided on 13 July however. On 12 August, he was deemed too sick to travel and had to spend some time convalescing in Yokohama. He did arrive (in England, it is assumed) on 26 November, but was still suffering from remittent fever. On 10 December, he was finally found fit, having apparently traveled to Austria for treatment. He was appointed to a two year stint in the battleship Magnificent in the Home Fleet on 10 January, 1907.[1]

Following two months of physical training in early 1909, Holt was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 055 on 1 March, 1909. In December, he moved over to command the T.B. 85.[2]

Holt was appointed in command of the destroyer Itchen on 14 April, 1913.[3]

On 9 August, 1913, Holt was appointed in command of the destroyer Itchen.[4]

Holt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1914.[5]

Great War

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Redoubt on 18 January, 1917.[6]

Holt attacked a submarine with Redoubt on 18 May, 1917 and was awarded a D.S.O. for the effort, gazetted 20 July.[7]

Holt was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.[8]

Post-War

Holt was appointed in command of the destroyer Rowena in April, 1920.[9]

Holt was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1925.[10]

Holt was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 22 June, 1936.[11]

World War II

Holt was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 December, 1939. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 4 May, 1940.[12]

In 1942, Cosmo Moray Graham returned from Burma to relieve Holt as Flag Officer in Charge, Humber.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ronald M. Fraser
Captain of H.M. T.B. 055
1 Mar, 1909[13] – Dec, 1909[14]
Succeeded by
Granville Murray-Browne
Preceded by
Reginald A. Yonge
Captain of H.M. T.B. 85
Dec, 1909[15][16] – 17 Jun, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Henry L. M. Coxon
Preceded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Doon
15 Oct, 1912[18][19] – 4 Apr, 1913[20]
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
Sydney Hopkins
Captain of H.M.S. Itchen
14 Apr, 1913[21][22] – 15 Jul, 1913[23]
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain of H.M.S. Itchen
Jul, 1914[24] – 15 Sep, 1914[25]
Succeeded by
Herbert M. Denny
Preceded by
Alfred E. Evans
Captain of H.M. T.B. 16
19 Dec, 1914[26][27] – 3 Feb, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
Conyngham C. Dennison
Preceded by
James L. Forbes
Captain of H.M.S. Mastiff
3 Feb, 1916[29][30] – 18 Jan, 1917[31]
Succeeded by
Colin A. G. Hutchinson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Redoubt
18 Jan, 1917[32][33] – 15 Apr, 1919[34][35]
Succeeded by
John Fawcett
Preceded by
Arthur Marsden
Captain of H.M.S. Maenad
15 Apr, 1919[36] – 16 Aug, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Captain of H.M.S. Rowena
Apr, 1920[38][39] – Feb, 1922[40]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald T. Amedroz
Captain of H.M.S. Vanity
17 Aug, 1922[41] – Nov, 1922[42]
Succeeded by
Henry A. Simpson
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
16 Nov, 1922[43] – Jun, 1923[44]
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Frederick A. P. Foster
Captain of H.M.S. Vesper
c. Jun, 1923[45] – Sep, 1923[46]
Succeeded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
Sep, 1923[47][48] – Aug, 1925[49]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Preceded by
Edward O. B. S. Osborne
Captain of H.M.S. Malcolm
Jan, 1925[50] – 8 Feb, 1925[51]
Succeeded by
John W. C. O. Shelton
Preceded by
Edward O. B. S. Osborne
as Captain (D), Fifth Destroyer Flotilla
Commander (D), Fifth Destroyer Flotilla
Jan, 1925[52] – 8 Feb, 1925[53]
Succeeded by
Edward O. B. S. Osborne
as Captain (D), Fifth Destroyer Flotilla
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
13 Sep, 1926[54] – 4 Jan, 1927[55]
Succeeded by
John M. Porter
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
13 Sep, 1926[56] – 4 Sep, 1928[57]
Succeeded by
John M. Porter
as Commander (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
10 Jan, 1927[58] – 4 Sep, 1928[59]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain in Charge of H.M. Naval Establishments, Bermuda
16 Nov, 1928[60] – Nov, 1930[61]
Succeeded by
Francis H. G. Walker
as Captain in Charge, H.M. Naval Establishment, Bermuda
Preceded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Captain of H.M.S. Shropshire
Aug, 1933[62] – Nov, 1934[63]
Succeeded by
William E. C. Tait
Preceded by
Norman A. Wodehouse
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
28 Dec, 1934[64] – 29 Dec, 1936[65]
Succeeded by
Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
20 Aug, 1937[66]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  2. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 334.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 332.
  5. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 891.
  7. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  8. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  10. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  11. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  12. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  13. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  14. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  15. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401.
  17. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  18. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 302.
  20. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  21. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 334.
  23. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  24. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  25. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  26. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  27. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 400.
  28. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  29. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396b.
  31. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  32. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  33. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 891.
  34. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  35. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 891.
  36. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  37. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  38. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  40. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  41. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  42. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  43. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  44. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  45. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  46. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  47. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  48. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 278.
  49. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  50. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  51. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 208.
  52. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  53. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 208.
  54. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  55. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  56. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  57. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  58. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  59. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  60. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  61. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  62. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  63. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  64. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  65. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  66. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.